Initiatives by Career Education & Development

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Career drop-ins now available at York Lanes

The 2023 launch of the Alumni Career Lounge has showcased a significant change in creating accessible and barrier-free career advising. This initiative has enhanced visibility with campus partners, increased awareness of career supports and improved student engagement.

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The Career Lounge has seen a 67% increase in drop-ins, demonstrating the success of centralizing student support services in a high-traffic area.
Becoming YU & Work/Study end of year event

In March, the Career Centre hosted the Becoming YU & Work/Study End of Year Celebration. Work/Study students and their coaches attended to acknowledge the hard work, accomplishments and involvement this year and congratulate award winners.

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students took part in the Becoming YU program this fall/winter term. In the student's final check-ins, most stated that they were able to achieve their goals.
Launching success: York Lanes Career Lounge

The new York Lanes Career Lounge, across from the University Bookstore, debuted on Monday, November 6. Open every Wednesday and Thursday, this is a central hub for one-on-one sessions on resumés, job searches, LinkedIn support and more – aiding in shaping students' professional journeys.

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students visited on the first day.
Providing inclusive career programming: Classrooms to Careers for Students with Disabilities

In partnership with Student Accessibility Services, the Career Centre hosted the annual Classrooms to Careers for Students with Disabilities webinar series. This series equips students with knowledge to ensure a smooth transition into professional world.

Featured topics in this webinar series include: how to make career decisions and disability disclosures in the workplace.
Celebrating the accomplishments of Becoming YU students and coaches

Career Education & Development celebrated another year of student success during the Becoming YU End of Year Celebration in March. Awards were presented to: Althea Parala and Jack Onorati (LA&PS) for 2023 Coach of the Year and Eleseo Hernandez and Shania Mendes for 2023 Students of the Year.


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140 attendees heard from four panellists, two employers and two alumni about the importance of transferrable skills when job searching.
Employer Meet & Greet: Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment

Career Education & Development hosted the annual Employer Meet & Greet: Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment event on Thursday, March 2, at Founders Assembly Hall. Students who attended this event had the opportunity to connect with inclusive employers to learn more about their EDI hiring initiatives.

362 students registered for the event which featured 12 organizations, and 33 recruiters.
Hosting an employer meet and greet for students with disabilities

Career Education & Development will host an Employer Meet and Greet for Students with Disabilities on Thursday, January 12. Students will be able to connect with organizations hiring for positions, while learning about workplace culture, hiring practices and how they can apply.

Kicking off the new year with the Winter Career Fair

Career Education & Development will be hosting the annual Winter Career Fair on Thursday, January 19. Students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters offering full-time, part-time, internship and co-op opportunities. 

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employers will be in attendance to promote various job opportunities.
Helping York students discover further education opportunities

Career Education & Development held its annual Graduate & Professional Studies Expo on Oct. 17 at the Second Student Centre. 

exhibitors from various schools connected with York students and alumni to share educational opportunities both in Canada and across the world.
Providing access to employment opportunities for students in crisis

CED, York International and an industry partner collaborated on a joint initiative to create 13 employment opportunities for students with refugee status and students that were forcibly displaced due to conflict, persecution, human rights violations and violence.

CED welcomes new Associate Director of Employer & Alumni Engagement

Tammy Kim-Newman joins the Career Education & Development team (CED) as the new Associate Director of Employer & Alumni Engagement. Joining from the University of Waterloo, Kim-Newman will support the development of a strategy to elevate employment opportunities for students and recent graduates.

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First End-of-Year Celebration for Becoming YU and the Work/Study Program

The Becoming YU and Work/Study Program came together to virtually celebrate the accomplishments of York’s Work/Study students and Becoming YU coaches on March 30. Students and coaches were invited to hear from employers and alumni who shared their thoughts on the value of transferable skills.

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1,039 Work/Study students and 288 Becoming YU coaches have been actively engaging in the Becoming YU Program since the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.
Connecting York students with inclusive and equitable employers

Career Education & Development invited students to connect with hiring recruiters during the Employer Meet & Greet: Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Event, where they learned about upcoming career opportunities with inclusive and equitable employers. 

Participating employers included BMO Financial Group, Bruce Power, KPMG, Labatt Breweries of Canada, LCBO, NielsenIQ, RBC, Rogers Communications Inc., Scotiabank, SNC-Lavalin and TD Bank Group.
Envision YU Initiative featured in University Affairs' Skills Column

Envision YU, a collaboration between Learning Commons and Teaching Commons, was featured in University Affairs magazine. The article featured their work on an eClass toolkit that provides accessible career training in the classroom. It is expected to launch to faculty during the winter term.

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Introducing students to jobs with the Government of Canada

Career Education & Development partnered with the Government of Canada to provide students with opportunities to connect with hiring managers from the Federal Government, which included the Strategies for Getting Hired with the Federal Government virtual panel and a virtual speed hiring event.

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