Career Talk with Tracey: Part 2

#LetsContinYU Series, Career Talk

By William Griffiths

 

In Part 2 of our Career Talk with Tracey, we look into the best options college and university graduates have in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.

During the COVID-19 crisis, recent university and college graduates have the same option that has always been available during past recessions – go back to school. In part two of our series, Tracey highlights several educational pathways recent grads can consider right now, including pursuing a master’s degree in an academic or professional field, pursuing a Ph.D. or enrolling in a university continuing studies program. Continuing studies programs at York are aligned with jobs that were in high demand before the recession and will continue to be in demand after the recession. The best option right now for recent university and college graduates is to go back to school and upskill in an in-demand profession so they can excel on the other end of this crisis.

Over the next couple of weeks, students across Canada will be completing their undergraduate studies and preparing for graduation in June. But, what was once an exciting, hopeful time for students ready to embark on their careers, is now a time of uncertainty and anxiety due to the global pandemic and resulting economic devastation. Many new college and university graduates across the country are now asking themselves, “what do I do next?”

In this four-part video series, Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, AVP, York University School of Continuing Studies, will provide answers to the questions graduates have about their future prospects in a post-pandemic world. These videos will provide hope, guidance, advice and concrete actions new graduates can take to upskill and prepare themselves to quickly find a career during this difficult economic time.

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To view previous Career Talk videos, click here.