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Career Conversation Panels: Human Resources

In Partnership with The Human Resources Student Association
Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who are putting their degree to use in a variety of fields?
Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their 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 their 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.
Registration is required.You may register for this event on theCareer Centre’s online system(you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).
Participating Panelists
Grace Palombo
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Great West Life Assurance company
Alumna: LLB, HBA & BA, Law, 1993

Gurvir Bains
HR Business Partner, Shopify Inc.
Alumnus: BHRM, Honours, Human Resources Management, 2011
My passion has always been working with people, learning about their ambitions and drive. When thinking about what field of work I wanted to get into, there was never any doubt that human resources was it, it gives me an opportunity, everyday to help individuals do their best work. I look forward to continuing doing the work that I love – in this ever evolving field.

Vikram Mitter
Senior Recruitment Consultant, Opencare
Alumnus: BHRM, Bachelor of Human Resource Management, 2013
I am a results-focused, quality-driven talent leader focused on partnering with some of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies to help grow and scale teams across the organization. I have a proven track record and passion for coaching, building new teams, and of course filling those hard to fill roles! In my years of recruitment what I have learned is that you have an opportunity to make a difference and have an impact so do it with people you admire, and do it with a company you believe in!

Saiyaf Alli
Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor, Desjardins
Alumnus: BA, Business and Society and HR, 2006
Everyday, I look forward to helping change people’s lives by offering them their next challenge in their career. I am lucky to indulge in my passion for networking, utilize and enhance my communication and people skills, and have fun just meeting new people. All of these perks are balanced with tight deadlines, building trust, and the expectation to find top talent for the organization I work for.

Grace Palombo
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer,Great West Life Assurance company
Alumna: LLB, HBA & BA, Law, 1993


Nov 15 2018


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Harry Crowe Room 109 Atkinson College
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