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Learning About Myself: Research a variety of fields and occupations

Research a variety of fields and occupations

Browse through descriptions of different occupations and industries to see what types of positions best fit who you are.


Resources to assist you with finding careers you love

What Can I Do with My Degree?: While your academic program doesn't determine your future career, this resource may give you some ideas of occupations to explore that are linked to your program of study. This resource was created especially for York students by the Career Centre.

Career Cruising: This online Canadian tool provides in depth occupational profiles of hundreds of different jobs, multimedia information interviews, and college, university and apprenticeship information.  

Ontario Job Futures: Labour market information from the Government of Ontario that can help you determine which occupations suit your interests and abilities.

Do What You Love: In this video from Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner, Tom Kelley talks about the intersection of what you're good at, what you're born to do, what people will pay you to do, and finding a happy group of co-workers with whom to work.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005: In this inspirational video, the late Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, talks about the importance of choosing a career you love.

The Importance of Doing What You Love: Stephanie Lewis writes about her experience choosing between a career in chemistry and a career in art.

Follow Your Passion is Bad Advice: In this video, Cal Newport talks about why he believes "follow your passion" is terrible career advice and discusses the ways in which we discover and develop our passions as opposed to following them.

RSA Animate: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: This lively RSAnimate, adapted from a talk by Dan Pink, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us in the workplace.

Choosing a Career: In this brief video, Jack Canfield talks about one of the most important factors in choosing a career: your heart.

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