Career Conversation Panels: Sociology
In Partnership with The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
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).
Director of Community Programming and Research, Planned Parenthood Toronto
Alumna: MA Sociology, 1998
I studied Sociology because I was interested in the ways that we are part of, shaped by, and also shape the social world around us. After graduating, I took this interest to the health field and began researching health disparities experienced by LGBTQ communities. This has led to a career in community health focusing on research and programming to support LGBTQ health and youth sexual health.
Alumnus: BA Sociology, 2014
In April 2014, I graduated from York University and in April 2015, I graduated from Seneca College in the Event Marketing – Sports, Entertainment, Arts program, with honours. Since graduating, I have worked as a Business Development Coordinator at T1 (formally known as TrojanOne), and most recently a Sr. PR & Marketing Associate at ChizComm Ltd. In the spring of 2017, I Co-Founded Swob Inc., a mobile recruitment application.
Program Analyst Intern,Ministry of Education
Alumna: Honours BA Sociology, 2014
Helping others has always been the underlying theme of my career journey. I have worked as a Caseworker, Employment Counsellor, Emergency Management Intern, volunteered as a Researcher for two social service organizations and I am now currently working as a Program Analyst Intern for the Provincial government. My career path is a reflection of my desire to be a well-rounded professional with a vast array of experiences.
Youth Worker,Avalon Specialized Services
Alumna: BA Double Major Sociology & Psychology, 2016
When I first started studying Sociology I did not have a definitive idea of what I wanted my career to be. Majoring in Sociology and Psychology has allowed me to excel as a Youth Worker. I bring a peculiar perspective and support style into the work I do with my clients. I make it a priority to educate and empower my clients, aiding them in achieving their goals.
Alumna: BA Honours Sociology, 2017
Throughout, her full-time employment in social services and mental health Krystal attended York University part-time and completed her Honours BA in Sociology in 2017, then she went on to obtain her post-graduate Family Mediation Certificate at York University. Krystal is now a Master’s Candidate at The University of Toronto in the M.Ed. Counselling and Psychotherapy program. She hopes to provide affordable long term counselling to marginalized individuals in the GTA.
Coordinator,Community Living Ontario
Alumna: BA Sociology, 20013
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, York University
Current Career: Mentor Coordinator
I have wanted to work as a social working since I first came to Canada in 2001. Currently, I am in the field as a coordinator, getting to know high school students and matching them with volunteer mentor to help them work towards a more meaningful life.