To think about….
• Where do I want to go?
• What kind of university do I want to go
• Big or small?
• What do I want to study?
• What course requirements and grades
do I need?
• How easy is it to change?
• Ontario grade 12 U/M courses
• GPA at the time of admission (Jan – May)
• Maintain the GPA by end of June
• What’s required for the program of interest?
Faculties at York
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
What to study?
Exploring My Options for future careers
Career Options by Programs of Study The discipline you study
doesn't determine what you will do after graduation. Your degree is just one of the many
important assets you bring to your future career. Taking a look at some potential career
paths for your program of study can be helpful for giving you ideas that you may not
have considered otherwise.
Occupational Clusters refers to groupings of careers that are similar based
on required skills, knowledge, duties, education and working environments. Career
exploration is often facilitated by identifying occupational clusters of interest.
Making Connections with others is an important aspects of your career and
future post secondary development
Learning About Myself is the most important element in finding a program
and future career that’s right for you.
Career Centre at York U. http://www.yorku.ca/careers/students.htm
So you want to become a Doctor?
Students in their last year of high school find themselves asking that big question “What
do I want to do/be and where do I study it”. The traditional professions are sought out
but once entering university the narrow door becomes very wide.
A student should choose a program based on their academic goals and career plans. If
plans change, it is easy to change from one program to another.
Programs at university with the pre-req courses for Medical School:
Kinesiology and Health Science (BA or BSc)
Psychology (BA or BSc)
Bachelor of Arts programs can also be an option!
Admission: Strong Math/Science from grade 12, including ENG4U.
All science students take common first- and sometimes second-year courses. It is in the
third and fourth years that the programs begin to differentiate.
Applications to medical schools are after 3rd yr of university
Careers in Medicine & Health
The medical and health sector may be thought of as those careers that are dedicated to
illness prevention and health maintenance.
Occupational Clusters within this this sector may include:
Counseling and Mental Health
Medicine (Doctor, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dietician, Medical Technicians)
Health Management and Administration
Post degree – Masters
Research may focus on the study of factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, or
examine the efficacy of treatment options for optimal care. Occupations in the medical
and health sector may be of interest to individuals who desire to work with people, those
concerned with maintaining their physical fitness and wellness, those dedicated to
assisting others in need, those curious about medical and scientific advancements, and
those who may wish to manage and/or support professionals
committed to medical care
Hang out with friends
Be a good neighbour
Join a club or team
Get involved in an activity
Become a leader
Participate in an Internship
Get a job
Learning About Self
Understand the program of study and future career
Attend school workshops and/or fairs
Read about the importance of self in career exploration
Both public and private resources
Take a Career Test
Career Exploration books
Research the fields and occupations
High school, community, church
Online tools available
Talk to a Guidance/Career Counsellor