Career Supports for New Graduates
If you've never visited the Career Centre, it's not too late! The York University Career Centre supports York alumni up to two years after graduation. If you're wondering about career options, need support in your job search, thinking about further education, looking to polish your professional etiquette skills, or want to meet employers, be sure to take advantage of the many workshops, services, events and resources offered by York's Career Centre.
Alumni Connections Activities
Interested in helping current York students explore career options? Like sharing your experiences and reconnecting with the York community?
- TASTE (Take A Student To Eat) bite-sized mentoring
Share your experience and expertise with York students over lunch.
- Career Conversations Series
- Panel Discussions be part of a panel discussion and share your career story with students, new graduates and other panelists currently working in your field.
- International Webinars provide insight into how your career path took you from graduation to working abroad and answer questions via webinar about the skills, knowledge, experiences and challenges that you have faced while working internationally.
- Alumni Career Stories
Share your inspiring career story by submitting a profile and a photo for the Career Centre's website
Hire a York student or new graduate
You know first-hand the talent here at York. If you're hiring be sure to post a job on the Career Centre's online job posting system. It's free and easy to use with over 40,000 students and new graduates registered in our system. If you have full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer or internship positions available within your organization, why not give a York student or new graduate the opportunity to apply?
Refer a Company, Job or Contact
Heard of a great company? Want to share information about the company you work for? Seen a job posting you wish you'd had exposure to when you were a York student? Know someone at an organization that has opportunities for York students or new graduates? Simply send an email to Liz Cook, Employer & Alumni Liaison at email@example.com with the details and we'll follow up with them.
Graduated over two years ago and looking for career support?
If you're no longer eligible for Career Centre services and you need career support, there are a number of resources in the community we can recommend:
Career Cycles: Operated by a former York University Career Centre Career Counsellor, Career Cycles offers career counselling and job search programs and services, including resume and interview support. There is a fee for service.
CareerJoy: CareerJoy provides career coaching and a variety of programs to help you build your resume, find the right career (or get help deciding whether to switch careers), and search for a job. Alumni who mention they're York graduates can get discounts of up to 15% on all CareerJoy career coaching services.
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS): JVS provides vocational evaluations, career counselling, job search workshops and employer information sessions. Some clients may qualify for more intensive one-on-one employment services. Fees are on a sliding scale and clients do not have to be Jewish. JVS also administers the Ability Works program, specifically designed for jobseekers with disabilities.
Professional Resume Writing Service: Resume Target offers a remote professional resume writing service with a three-day turnaround and an interview guarantee. Their site also provides numerous career advice articles. There is a fee for the service.
YMCA: The Y offers a variety of job search programs and services, including resume reviews, interview preparation, workshops and employer events. Most services are free but some are fee-for-service, such as aptitude, vocational and personality assessment.
Alumni Career Stories
Research in Motion
Primerica Financial Services
Canadian Red Cross
City of Mississauga
Canadian Cancer Society
RBC Financial Group
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
BMO Financial Group
Toronto Police Service
Canada Border Services Agency
York Region District School Board
TD Canada Trust
Heart and Stroke Foundation
City of Toronto
Council of Ontario Universities
Department of Finance
City of Brampton
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Ernst & Young LLP
St. Joseph Media
Canon Canada Inc.
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Aramark Canada Ltd.
Canadian Blood Services
Hydro One Inc.
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Black & Decker Canada Inc.
Royal Ontario Museum
Canadian Tire Corporation
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Grant Thornton LLP
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Kraft Canada Inc
City of Barrie
Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Ontario Public Service
Abercrombie & Fitch
Canada Revenue Agency
Action emploi SK
Canadian Olympic Committee
Zurich Financial Services Group
Bloorview Kids Rehab
York Weston Community Services Centre
ACCO Brands Canada Inc.
West Hill Community Services
Blinds To Go
National Ballet School
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Bank of Canada
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Art Gallery of Ontario
Arrow Professional Services
University Settlement Recreation Centre
Ministry of Government Services
Ontario Place Corporation
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Ontario Power Generation
Toronto International Film Festival Group
Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Toronto District School Board
Freedom 55 Financial
Region of Peel
Oxford Learning Centre
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
Sun Life Financial
Ministry of the Environment
Discount Car & Truck Rental
Halton Children's Aid Society
Century 21 Atria Reality Inc.
Ontario Science Centre
Heritage Skills Development Centre
Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)
Regional Municipality of York
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Ministry of Education and Training
Mercer Canada Limited
Canadian Scholars' Press
Lululemon Athletica Inc.
BMW Group Canada
Free The Children
March of Dimes
Canadian Television Fund
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Library of Parliament
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
I Love Rewards
GoodLife Fitness Clubs
Easter Seals Ontario
Danier Leather Inc.
Crestwood Valley Day Camp
CHIN Radio/TV International