Career Conversations Panels

Career Conversations panels is a series of virtual discussions via Zoom that focus on various fields of interest and are designed to provide students with an opportunity to connect with York alumni; gain insight into areas of interest to them, and get advice from professionals currently working in the field.

What to expect at the panels?

Alumni and other professionals share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • The realities of sectors they work in;
  • Strategies for entering the sector;
  • Opportunities within their fields;
  • Resources for connecting with professionals in that field.

Upcoming Career Conversations Panels

Feb
3
Thu
Career Conversations: Discovering Entrepreneurship - Mental Health Edition
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

For this special edition, YSpace is collaborating with York University Career Education & Development for a panel featuring entrepreneurs who will speak candidly about their entrepreneurial journey as it relates to mental health. During this event, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, how mental health has affected them, and tips/resources that they use to deal with stress and triggers. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Education & Development team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

For more information and to register for this event, visit experience.yorku.ca.

Mar
3
Thu
Career Conversations: Discovering Green Careers
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come network with accomplished professionals working in Green Careers and have great insights and tips about career options, job search and recruitment to provide to current students and new graduates. In partnership with the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Connect with alumni from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change who currently have Green Careers. Explore career options, learn about different roles and get strategies on how to get started in a Green Career. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre's team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

For more information and to register for this event, visit experience.yorku.ca.

Mar
8
Tue
Leveraging Your PhD in STEM Outside of Academia Online Panel Discussion (For York PhD Students and Postdocs)
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a Ph.D.?

During this online session, connect with professionals in areas such as government, think tanks, and non-academic research and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations, and how to leverage higher education while exploring career opportunities. The panel will be followed by student Q & A  sessions where you will have the opportunity to ask the panelists your questions.

For more information and to register for this event, visit experience.yorku.ca.

Mar
9
Wed
Leveraging Your PhD in Social Science and Humanities Outside of Academia Online Panel Discussion (For York PhD Students and Postdocs)
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD?

During this online session, connect with professionals in areas such as government, think tanks, and non-academic research and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations, and how to leverage higher education while exploring career opportunities. The panel will be followed by student Q & A  sessions where you will have the opportunity to ask the panelists your questions.

For more information and to register for this event, visit experience.yorku.ca.

Register for these panels on Experience York (the Career Centre's online job posting and event registration system) using Passport York.