Career Talk with Tracey: Part 3

#LetsContinYU Series, Career Talk

By William Griffiths

 

In Part 3 of our Career Talk with Tracey, we explore the options college and university graduates have to upskill in the middle of a recession.

Most undergraduate degrees don’t give you the complete skillset you need to move into higher paying positions. To upskill and access these jobs during this recession, college and university graduates have a couple of choices – go back to graduate school or take a university continuing education program. The York School of Continuing Studies has two types of continuing education programs. There are full-time programs, which can be typically completed in 8 months, and part-time, 6-month-long programs. These programs are aligned with high-demand professions, and students graduate with a robust skillset that employers want to see.

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.

Are you a college or university graduate and want a question answered? Submit it here!

To view previous Career Talk videos, click here.