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YU Pathways

Achieving Life-Long Career Success

From their first days on campus, York University students are empowered through experiential education opportunities and career-related support to bring their career aspirations to life. Through YU Pathways, you'll discover stories of alumni success and opportunities which provide current students with the skills, experience and knowledge to achieve their career-related endeavors. 

#YUPathways is an opportunity to share the multiple ways in which York University students and alumni are creating positive change while reaching life-long career success. Explore how the University supports and empowers current students towards achieving their career goals, as well as the various career paths York University alumni have pursued.

By the numbers


of GTA employers are satisfied with their York graduate employees.


experiential education opportunities are offered to students.


employers visit our campuses to recruit York students
every year.


global network of proud York University alumni.


Mark-Anthony Kaye wearing a white t-shirt and black bomber jacket with York University banners in the background on the Keele Campus

Mark-Anthony Kate | YU Pathways Feature

Mark-Anthony Kaye, former York Lion and Toronto FC player, is a professional soccer player who has joined Team Canada at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Diversity group of students standing outside The Life Sciences building wearing York gear

2022 Top 30 Under 30 Alumni

Ambitious. Innovative. Creative. These are just some of the traits that define this inspiring group of leaders who are creating positive change and working to right the future in varied and significant ways.

Eugene Ting wearing a blue top and a black blazer posing in front of mutiple maple trees on the York University campus

Eugene Ting | YU Pathways Feature

Eugene Ting is a current York student and Student Lead at York International, as well as an example of creating positive change among our student community.

Lamisaa Mahmud smiling and wearing a black turtleneck on a white background

Lamissa Mahmud | YU Pathways Feature

Lamisaa Mahmud is a current York staff member, fitness influencer and York alumna. Creating and nurturing connections helped her transition from student to staff member.

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Career Education & Development

We are a team of professionals who work with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers to support students and new graduates in the development of career self-management skills. 

Colleen Russell-Rawlins wearing a blue top and chunky necklace on a white background

Colleen Russell-Rawlins (The YorkU Mag)

Colleen Russell-Rawlins (BA/BEd ’91, MEd ’00), the first-ever Black female director of education in the history of TDSB, on reshaping education at Canada’s largest school board.

Jaime Vieira (The YorkU Mag)

Jaime Vieira hits a career high as the Toronto Blue Jays’ first-ever female coach.

Valentina Cotes Ebratt is sitting in a restaurant looking straight at the camera and smiling

Valentina Cotes Ebratt | YU Pathways Feature

Valentina Cotes Ebratt is a Bachelor of Commerce student and work-study staff member gaining professional experience while pursuing a career path in digital marketing.

Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom

C4 provides students an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on real-world challenges with social impact. They develop transferrable skills while learning the value of multiple perspectives and approaches.

Tamo Campos smiling while wearing a red jacket

Tamo Campos | YU Pathways Feature

Tamo Campos (MES '22) is creating his own path through what he is most passionate about; filmmaking, community organizing, social justice and extreme sports.

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Alumni Profiles

York Alumni are forging new and exciting career paths around the world. Read more about their journeys.

Jonathan Clodman (The YorkU Mag)

When locating a COVID-19 vaccine became the challenge, Jonathan Clodman (BA ’19, BEd ’19, MEd ’20) rolled up his sleeves to find a jab not just for himself but for others as well.

Group of York University students jumping in front of Life Sciences Building

Student Community & Leadership Development

We support students in getting the most out of their university experience. We offer an array of tools, guidance, programs and workshops to ensure your growth and engagement in student life

Adam Clark is holding a long mic behind his neck and standing on a blue/green background.

Adam Clark | YU Pathways Feature

Adam Clark hold an Honours BFA in Film Production and is a veteran in the film/television/documentary and commercial industry. He is the co-owner of Toronto Sound and has 1000+ credits to his name.

Group of diverse students sitting around a table with one standing while interacting with the rest.

Global Internships

Spend 3-4 months abroad putting your studies to use in the real world, and start building a global network of contacts that will help you transition to employment post-graduation.

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