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Keeping your career in focus

As York alumni, you have learned how to learn, how to explore and how to build the life and career you want. We’re always here to support that – from providing guidance to recent grads, to career coaching for more-established alumni. And don’t forget that continuing education can help career growth at any stage, or even help you decide to go a different route altogether.

NEW! Free LinkedIn Learning for young alumni.

Leaders hire learners. Re-vitalize your learning experience.

Learn your way to a better tomorrow with six months of free access to LinkedIn Learning online resources (formerly Lynda.com). Alumni Engagement is proud to partner with LIL and our affinity partner Manulife to make this offer available to you in 2020/2021.

You can access it from your LinkedIn profile and take courses related to your professional or personal needs for free.

All you need to do is register no later than September 21, 2020 using the online registration form.

On or before September 21, you will be sent an activation link that is yours to use for six months. Your course history and course notes will stay in your LinkedIn profile for life!

You can benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to all 16,000 courses. New ones added every week.
  • Personalized recommendations. Explore the most in-demand skills based on your experience.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, and exercise files

Space is limited, so please register today if you are interested in getting access to LinkedIn Learning. One registration per alum. Registration coming soon.

COMING UP IN OCTOBER!  A FREE Webinar: Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning

All registrants will be invited to attend a free Webinar to help get you started. We will focus on ways to support your professional development through LinkedIn Learning, share skills-based insights from LinkedIn to empower career advancement and we will provide tips and tricks for how to leverage LinkedIn Learning to build upon your professional network.

A York University alumni offer proudly sponsored by Manulife

Most people don’t land the perfect job right after graduation, and it can be tough to figure out how to find the right role. But as York alumni, you can get help from our Career Centre professionals for up to two years after you graduate, getting supportive coaching to help you as you develop career self-management skills.

York’s Career Centre works to build your abilities and confidence through innovative career development and job search strategies, with practical support.

A coach is someone who is always on your side, but who will “tell it like it is” – things you might want to learn more about, but also the things you’re doing well. A CareerJoy certified career coach can help you gain control over your career and your future helping you learn to be a better leader, step up your job search or a career change, or simply build a stronger resume.

Identify yourself to us as a York grad and save up to 15 per cent!

With 10 offices across the country, you can meet your coach in person, by Skype or by phone.

To learn more, visit CareerJoy, contact brittany.knapp@careerjoy.com, or call 877-256-2569, extension #4.

Due to COVID-19 most courses are now offered online.

Lifelong learning is important to your personal and professional development. It’s a way of expanding your perspectives on the world, as well as an avenue to exploring new career options.

As a York grad, you get a 10 per cent discount on many of the continuing education courses we offer through these sites:

School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
Alumni receive a discount on featured programs.

Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)
If you are a graduate of York University or a member of the SEEC Alumni Network, you could be eligible for a discount on all programs. Visit the SEEC website.

Glendon College Extended Learning
Check out featured courses for individuals, groups and companies by visiting the Glendon Continuing Education website.

Osgoode Continuing Legal Education (open only to Osgoode alumni)
Osgoode alumni are invited to take advantage of their discount on upcoming online programs.

Faculty of Health - Health Leadership & Learning Network (HLLN)
Students and alumni receive a discount depending on the course value:

  • Courses under $600: 5 per cent savings
  • Courses over $600: 10 per cent savings

Health professionals are invited to view all courses and details by visiting www.hlln.ca.

Order a copy of your transcript online, by fax, mail, e-mail or in person through the Registrar's Office. To get a certified copy or replacement of your York University diploma, please visit Diploma Services.

Don't forget your card

Remember to bring your York Alumni Card and/or your current York ID with you whenever you are using our Alumni and Friends benefits. Some partners will want it to confirm your eligibility for the discount offered. Unless otherwise stated, most benefits are for York University alumni, students, faculty and retirees only.

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