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Career Centre

York Community

Career support for your faculty, department, unit or student organization

The Career Centre is committed to working with members of the York community to provide targeted career support to students across the York campus.

While we offer workshops, special events and one-on-one career support to all students and new graduates across Faculties and from all levels of study, we are frequently asked to provide career support to targeted groups of students throughout the campus. Here are some of the activities we provide:

Career support available:

Sample activities:

Orientation presentation or mini workshop for new students and/or parents

During College orientations the Career Centre has a skit on professional etiquette handshaking techniques, which is brief, interactive and lets new students know that professional etiquette is just one of the many services offered by the Career Centre.

On-site advising at career events

The Career Centre team has provided on-the-spot career advising, information and resources to students attending Faculty-specific career fairs.

On-site advising at recruitment events

The Career Centre team has provided on-the-spot career advising, information and resources to students and parents attending recruitment activities such as the Ontario Universities Fair (OUF) and Spring Gala.

While we would ask that you refer students to workshops that are offered daily at the Career Centre, we sometimes offer these workshops to specific student cohorts such as:

  • Job Search Strategies for International Students
  • Professional Etiquette for Student Leaders
  • Who Am I? for New Grads

Career panel participation and/or moderation

Members of the Career Centre team have participated as panelists to provide subject matter expertise in the areas of job search and career development such as the "Academic Job Search Panel" for PhD students.

Please note: The Career Centre offers two types of panel discussion as part of it's regular repertoire of activities:

Descriptions and messaging about Career Centre events and activities for use in promotion and marketing to students

The Career Centre is happy to provide you with a description of our services for publications such as:

  • College Handbooks
  • Undergraduate Calendars
  • Faculty newsletters
  • Faculty web pages with career content

If you need messaging for a publication or your website, please contact Julie Rahmer at

Deadlines for Booking

To ensure our availability, we ask that requests for career support be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Fall term: Please submit your request by August 1st for events taking place September through December
  • Winter term: Please submit your request by December 1st for events taking place January through April.
  • Summer term: Please submit your request by April 1st for events taking place May through August.

If you would like to arrange any of the above or explore other options for career support for students in your Faculty, department, unit, or student organization/club please contact:

Dianne Twombly
Manager, Career Development

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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, on-campus or part-time, summer or volunteer positions available, why not give a York student or new graduate the opportunity to apply?

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