Career Conversations panels offer students a venue to explore a variety of careers in specific fields; connect with York alumni and individuals working in their fields of interest; and get inside tips on securing employment in specific industries from professionals who do the hiring.
Career Conversations panels are offered year-round by the Career Centre, in collaboration with York’s Faculties and with support from York Community and Alumni Relations.
Panels that took place in the fall term included: Strategies for Getting Hired in Finance; Conversations with Grads working in Psychology; Cognition and Behaviour; and Strategies for Getting Hired in the Ontario Public Service. During these panels, students heard from representatives of BMO Financial Group, the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH), the Government of Ontario and others. Students also had the opportunity to network with panellists afterwards.
Students interested in attending can visit the Career Conversations website to learn about panels taking place during the winter term. Confirmed panels include:
- Jan. 20: Career Conversations: Careers for Sociology Grads;
- Jan. 27: Career Conversations: Careers in Entrepreneurship, Self Employment & Start-ups;
- Jan. 28: Career Conversations: “Green” Careers;
- Feb. 2: Career Conversations Panel Series: Discovering Careers at Gaming Startups;
- Feb. 23: Career Conversations Panel Series: Alternative Career Options in Health Care; and
- Feb. 25: Career Conversations: Leveraging your STEM PhD Outside of Academia (for York PhD students and postdoctoral Fellows only).
Can’t make it to a panel? Some events are recorded and posted on the Career Centre’s YouTube channel. The Career Centre also has a year-round schedule of events and workshops on career planning and job searching. York students and new grads (up to two years after graduation) can register for events on the Career Centre website.