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Wondering about career options?

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

Resources

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

Jan
28
Tue
Career Conversations Panel with Sociology Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Sociology Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building

Wondering what to do with your Sociology Degree? Want to meet York alumni and other professionals working in various field and 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 panelists their own questions.

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

Participating panelists:

Alexander Florio: Co-Founder, Swob Inc.

Letty Wong: Cash Management Office, National Accounts at TD Bank

Susan Brown: Senior Policy Advisor , Economic Development and Culture at City of Toronto

Nancy Marques: Events Manager, Corporate Engagement at ACCES Employment

Feb
4
Tue
Career Conversations Panel with Economics Alumni @ Senate Chambers - Ross North 920
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Career Conversations Panel with Economics Alumni

Come connect with Economics alumni on Tues February 4th 2020 at 2pm and explore your various career options after graduation. This event is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in these fields. 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 jobs and what types of opportunities are available in their 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.

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

Feb
6
Thu
Career Conversations Panel with Discovering Green Careers @ HNES 140
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Discovering Green Careers @ HNES 140

Connect with alumni from the Faculty of Environmental Studies 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.

Agenda

2pm-3pm : Moderated Q&A
3pm-330pm : Student Q&A
330pm-4pm : Mix and Mingle with Panelists

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

Feb
11
Tue
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Career in Business @ South Ross 802
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Career in Business @ South Ross 802

Career Conversations in Community Engagement

Come connect with LAPS alumni and explore Careers in Business. This event is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

During the event Alumni 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.

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.

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

Feb
13
Thu
Career Conversations Panel with Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building

Career Conversations in Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion

Come connect with LAPS alumni on Tues February 13th 2020 at 5pm and explore Careers in Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion. This event is a great oppotunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

During the event Alumni 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.

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.

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


Jan
30
Thu
Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice @ 103 McLaughlin College
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice @ 103 McLaughlin College

Are you hoping for a career that fits who you are and brings out the best in you? This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to explore how your personality type can be a factor in finding career satisfaction. During this workshop, you will learn about the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and explore which Type you might be. You will also find out how your personality may influence your career choices and identify possible career options.

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).

Feb
13
Thu
Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice @ 103 McLaughlin College
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Suit Yourself: Personality and Career Choice @ 103 McLaughlin College

Are you hoping for a career that fits who you are and brings out the best in you? This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to explore how your personality type can be a factor in finding career satisfaction. During this workshop, you will learn about the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and explore which Type you might be. You will also find out how your personality may influence your career choices and identify possible career options.

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).


Jan
22
Wed
What Can I Do With My Business Degree? webinar (online) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What Can I Do With My Business Degree? webinar (online) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/

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

To participate in a webinar, you will need a computer (with speakers or headphones), internet access, and Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer) installed in your browser. You will receive the URL of the webinar in a reminder email after you've registered for the event. On the day of the event, you will login to the webinar and ask your questions via chat.

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).

Feb
26
Wed
What Can I Do With My Social Science Degree? webinar (online) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What Can I Do With My Social Science Degree? webinar (online) @ http://connect.yulearn.yorku.ca/wcidwmd/

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

To participate in a webinar, you will need a computer (with speakers or headphones), internet access, and Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer) installed in your browser. You will receive the URL of the webinar in a reminder email after you've registered for the event. On the day of the event, you will login to the webinar and ask your questions via chat.

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).


Feb
11
Tue
Who Am I? Self Assessment Game (Group Activity) @ 103 McLaughlin College
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who Am I? Self Assessment Game (Group Activity) @ 103 McLaughlin College

This fun and interactive board game will get you started exploring your personality, interests, skills, accomplishments, desires and career curiosities. You’ll develop your own personal profile as you gain insights into the most important aspect of career decision making: YOU!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the interactive nature of this workshop we request that students arrive on time. The doors to the workshop will be closed 10 minutes after the start of the workshop and latecomers will be asked to register for the next available session.

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).