TASTE Testimonials

What York Alumni are saying

“Wonderful opportunity for alumni and students. For the students, a great chance to listen to someone in the industry about trends and possibilities. A small group size of 2 means the students and the alumnus get a great chance to connect over a meal. Hope students can maximize their use of this program to explore and connect!"- Shrikant (MBA, 2013)

My TASTE experience was fantastic. To begin, it felt great to be able to give back to York and support current undergraduate students in a unique way. I was able to help connect a student with a new network of people at my workplace. For the student, she was able to learn about other employment opportunities and careers in the education field that she didn't know previously existed. I plan on participating in the TASTE program again in the near future. The TASTE program is a win-win for both current undergrad students and alumni." – York Alumnus Clayton Rhodes, BA (1996)

"I had a wonderful time meeting Wan Liu. We had lunch together and spoke about how to job search, what to put in a resume, and the different paths she can take being an HR graduate. This program has helped me connect with York students, and I believe it has also bridged the gap between the classroom and the real world." – York Alumnus, BHRM “Human Resources Management, (2016)

What York Students and New Grads are saying

“I had the opportunity to be a part of TASTE program and interact with a mentor who shares a similar passion of work. Not only was I able to get all my questions answered, but the alumni went above and beyond in telling me different ways in getting involved before my graduation. As a PhD candidate, I lacked opportunities in interacting with people in the field and this program was able to help bridge the gap. I was able to learn about the various opportunities and received guidance in navigating my career path.  I highly recommend the TASTE program to all the students especially the PhD students who are thriving for exposure and job options in the industrial field.”- Arsh Randhawa, PhD Candidate, York University

“The TASTE program was a wonderful opportunity to explore potential career paths, and increase my networking skills. I was able to learn about and discuss interesting and important work in the field I am interested in.”- Second Year, Political Science Student

“The TASTE program is immensely valuable. You get the opportunity to meet with and gain knowledge from alumni who hold positions you’d ultimately like to achieve in your own career. As a student or new graduate this can eliminate the guess workof how to get where you want in your career. They can tell you exactly what you need to do, what employers look for, what credentials to obtain, as they are living proof of what needs to be done to achieve your career goals. I highly recommend it to all students as it is a very useful resource filled with alumni from all different career fields that’ll certainly fit what you’re looking for.”- Michael Ams, Administrative Studies, New Graduate