Initiatives by Career Education & Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.