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Career Exploration Resources

In order to choose a career path that excites you, you need to do some research into fields and occupations you're interested in.



Looking for individual career support? - Book an appointment to meet with one of our Career Counsellors.

Career Conversations - Students can explore a variety of careers within a specific field, connect with York alumni and individuals working in their field of interest, and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals who do the hiring.

Career Exploration Guide - As deciding on a career is not as simple as just matching you and your program of study to an occupation, the objective of this guide is to help you reflect on your personality, interests, values, skills and other factors instrumental to making career decisions. Taking the time to reflect and learn more about yourself will assist you in deciding career options that are aligned with who you are. Check out the Career Exploration Guide.

Career Exploration Videos- If you're thinking about your career options and wondering what you can do with your degree, you may find these sessions helpful. Included in this section are Career Conversations Panels which feature professionals talking about their personal career stories and career options in their field.

T.A.S.T.E Mentoring Program- The objective of this program is to provide York Students with an opportunity to talk face to face with a professional about their Career Related Interests.

Upcoming Events/ Group Activities

Mar
9
Tue
Career Conversations Panel: BIPOC Entrepreneurs @ Virtual Event
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In partnership with SCOLAPS and YSPACE

Come network with accomplished entrepreneurs to hear about their career paths and tips they have for students and new graduates.

Learn about the steps and resources that helped these professionals get started and gain guidance about how you can bring your idea to life. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their entrepreneurial journey and what types of opportunities are available for students who want to follow a similar path. 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 panellists their own questions.

Career Conversations panels are a series of panel and webinar discussions 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.

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.

Registration is required on Experience York. Click here to register for this event.

Participating Panelists:

  • Stacey Ann Berry, Founder of Bstellar Group Inc
  • Amit Ajmani, Founder of RecruitForMe
  • Kimberly Badal, Co-founder & Chair of Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative (CCRI)
  • Pooja Rao, President and Founder of NAVA Foods
Mar
10
Wed
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Careers in Economics & Business @ Virtual Event
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In partnership with the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Vanier College and the Economics Students Association

Wondering what types of roles are available in the Economics and Business field? Want to meet York alumni from LAPS, working in roles they love?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in this field. 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 panellists their own questions.

Career Conversations panels are a series of panel and webinar discussions 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.

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.

Registration is required on Experience York. Click here to register for this event.

Participating Panelists:

TBA

Mar
24
Wed
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Careers as a Mature Student @ Virtual Event
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Connect with accomplished professionals who were Mature Students at York University!

Meet alumni that are currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in this field. 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. 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 panellists their own questions.

Career Conversations panels are a series of panel and webinar discussions 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.

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.

Registration is required on Experience York. Click here to register for this event.

Participating Panelists:

TBA


Mar
25
Thu
Personality and Career Choice (Webinar) @ Online (URL will be provided in the email confirmation)
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Personality and Career Choice (Webinar) @ Online (URL will be provided in the email confirmation)

** PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE WEBINAR **

Are you wondering how your personality type may influence your career choices? This webinar will provide you with an introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most widely used assessment tools, and you will discover how learning about your personality type can help guide you with your career decision making.

Registration is required. Click here  to register on Experience York .


Mar
17
Wed
What Can I Do With My Social Science Degree? (Webinar) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What Can I Do With My Social Science Degree? (Webinar) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/

** PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE WEBINAR **

Not sure what career options your business degree might lead to? Attend this webinar to learn how the skills you are developing in your degree and the experiences you are gaining while at York will help build a foundation for your future.

Registration is required.  You may register for this event on Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).


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