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Exploring My Options

In order to choose a career path that excites you, you need to do some research into fields and occupations you're interested in. You may also want to explore your further education options.

Once you're satisfied that you really understand who you are, what you're interested in, and what you're curious about, the next step in your career plan involves finding out more about specific careers that might be a good fit for you. You may even consider applying to graduate school or a post-degree program to gain more specialized knowledge in your field of interest.
Explore Your Career Options  |  Explore Your Further Education Options

Exploring Your Career Options

Exploring My Options: Research occupations

1Research occupations

You can't figure out what might be a good fit for you if you don't know what's out there! more...

Exploring My Options: Connect with people in the field

2Connect with people in the field

While online and print research can be invaluable, there's no substitute for getting information straight from the source! more...

3Read professional publications

Journals or professional publications are usually written for people already working in a particular field or occupation and contain a wealth of information regarding the latest trends and developments in that area. more...


4Attend a workshop at the Career Centre

The Career Centre has a number of workshops to support you with your career exploration whether you’re thinking about a job or further studies.

5Meet with a Career Counsellor or Job Search Advisor

Sometimes it helps to talk to an expert.  Career Consult | Job Search Advising

Exploring My Options: TASTE (Take a Student to Eat) program

6Attend Employer and Alumni activities

The Career Centre works closely with York Alumni Relations to create opportunities for students to connect with alumni through TASTE and Career Conversations.


Exploring My Options: Participate in an Internship

7Participate in an Internship

An internship—whether paid or unpaid—is a great way to "try out" an occupation, organization or industry. more...


Exploring Your Further Education Options

Exploring My Options: Consider grad school or a post-degree program

8Consider graduate school or a post-degree program

Perhaps the career you're interested in requires a graduate education or a post-degree program. more...

9Research educational programs

If you've determined that the occupation you're interested in requires post-graduate study, begin to research the different programs available. more...


10Talk to representatives from different programs and schools

You can set up appointments to do this or attend one of the information sessions that many programs offer prior to the application date. more...

11Put together a strong graduate school application package

Because entry into many programs can be competitive, you need to craft an application package that will get you noticed by a selection committee. more...

12Practice your graduate school interview skills

Certain graduate schools require interviews as part of the selection process—including medical and dental school. Are you prepared? more...

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