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Career Conversations:
Discovering Careers That Travel

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College

In partnership with the Centre for Student Success, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

Registration on the Career Centre's online system is required for all panel events (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).

About the Event

Interested in a career that will take you places? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in diverse roles who frequently travel as they work?

Connect with professionals and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work on the go. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre's team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Participating Panelists

Rohini Chatrath
International Recruitment Officer, York University
York alumna: BA Political Science & Law and Society, 2007

MPPAL, Public Administration, Policy, Law, 2013

I definitely consider myself lucky for having a job that combines my two loves, education and travel. I work at York University as an International Recruitment Officer. Essentially, I liaise with and recruit high school students to the university, from within Canada and abroad. Through the nature of my job I have met interesting people from all around the world, and built a network I never thought was possible. My master's degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law has been beneficial in allowing me the opportunity to contribute to the University's overall international strategy. I look forward to the adventures that are yet to come and the people that are left to meet!

Guido D'Elia
Flight Attendant, Air Canada
York alumnus: BA Italian Studies & Geography, 2012

"Excuse me sir/madame, can you please stamp my passport?" That's the question I always ask the boarder officer every time I see him or her not stamp
my passport because for me, it's a memory and I love looking back at my filled passport with stamps all over the world.

Flight Attendant? I had no idea that one day I would be one. I don't even speak French and I thought that was a requirement but here I am (I'm grateful for
speaking Italian). The best part of my job is speaking to the passengers and getting to know them and listening to their story. Thanks to my job, I was able to
experience new places that I had no idea that I would visit. My motto is: Another day, another city.

Ian Lumb
Bright Evangelist, Bright Computing
York alumnus: MSc Physics & Astronomy, 1988

I am the tail that wags the dog. Armed with an Internet-savvy device and a decent connection, I develop and deliver `content' for a software company (`the dog') kennel'd in Amsterdam. My formal education in the physical sciences at McGill and York likely predisposed me towards a career as a `knowledge worker' of some sort ... but action- at-a-distance (aka. `tail wagging') IT across international boundaries as a repeatable mode of lucrative employment? Not in the wildest, eyelid/paw-twitching dreams of my formative years! In my copious spare time, for NATS I teach the science of weather and climate to non- scientists - a wonderfully satisfying privilege that feels more like herding cats than tail wagging a dog Career aspiration? Make good on the promise of becoming a `renaissance man'.

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