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Meet Your Faculty of Arts Career Team:

Nikki Waheed
Career Education Specialist - FoA

Email:        nikki.waheed@ryerson.ca
Learn more about Nikki on LinkedIn     


Nikki joins us with six years of experience supporting un- and under-employed jobseekers across the GTA, in both career counselling and jobs placement. Most recently with the Centre for Education & Training, she previously worked with Newcomer Women's Services and the TDSB. Her career has dually involved preparing clients from diverse backgrounds with securing their next step and working with employers to identify ideal candidates to match their organization's needs.

How Nikki Can Help

As the Career Education Specialist for the Faculty of Arts, Nikki designs, develops, and delivers a Faculty-wide Career Development Program, including career-related resource materials to support your professional development. 

Some of the services Nikki offers include:

- 1:1 appointments

- Tutorials and workshops

- In-class workshops

- Faculty of Arts career development events

Book a 1:1 Appointment

We recommended that you attend a workshop or tutorial before you book a 1:1 appointment with a career education specialist; most common career-related questions can be answered by attending one of these sessions. This allows us to focus on customization and specialization in your 1:1 appointment.

To book a 30 minute appointment with your faculty’s career education specialist, Nikki, please visit our online appointment booking system.

 

If you cannot find an appointment time with Nikki that fits your schedule, feel free to book an appointment with another Career Education Specialist at the Career Centre.

Faculty Specific Supports

Student Experience Centre

Nikki is located in the Faculty of Arts Student Experience Centre (SEC) in the Podium Building, office 344-F. The SEC offers undergraduate students services and resources to assist them in achieving their career, academic, and personal goals both inside and outside the classroom.

Nikki is in the SEC every Tuesday and Wednesday. You are welcome to stop by if you have a quick drop-in question. To set up an appointment, please email Nikki at nikki.waheed@ryerson.ca.

Register for Faculty Events

We organize a variety of special sessions, workshops, and events throughout the year to address the needs of students from different faculties and special interest groups.

For more information on these events (e.g. dates, venues, registration link), please visit the Events Calendar.

 

If you are a faculty member, staff, or representative from a course union/student group looking to consult or collaborate with us in delivering career programming, please contact Nikki.

Faculty of Arts Career Education Events

Faculty of Arts Mock Fridays

Every other Friday, Sept - Dec, Jan - Apr

10:00 am - 11:00am, Career Centre

An opportunity for Arts students to practice their interview skills and receiving feedback for future success. Interviews may be conducted by phone, Skype or in person.

Register here.

Faculty of Arts Career Labs

Every other Thursday, Sept - Dec, Jan - Apr

10:00 am - 11:00am, Career Centre

Workshops tailored to the distinct and unique needs of Faculty of Arts students. Occuring biweekly, Career Lab topics include:

  • Job search skills
  • Resumes and CVs
  • Networking skills
  • Personal branding

Register here.

Zeinab Alamagan
Campus Engagement Specialist - FA

Email:        zeinabala@ryerson.ca
Learn more about Zeinab on LinkedIn     


Zeinab joins Ryerson Career Center with over eight years of practice as an Business Development Officer, outreach worker and community advocate, and experience in bridging roles both an Employer Services Consultation and a Career Counsellor for  Employment Ontario Funded Programs at The Career Foundation.

How Zeinab Can Help

As the Campus Engagement Specialist for the Faculty of Arts, Zeinab develops relationships with employers looking to connect with Ryerson Arts students and recent alumni. Zeinab coordinates and executes information sessions with employers (Industry Connect), panel discussions, and career fairs to connect Ryerson talent with today's employers.

Some of the services Zeinab offers include:

- Industry Connect sessions with employers

- Career fairs

- Panel discussions with Arts graduates

Faculty of Arts Employer Events

Ontario Public Service (OPS) Networking Session

January 11, 2018

Time TBD, POD-60

Faculty of Arts students and alumni are invited to join representatives from the Ontario Public Service to learn about the OPS' Ontario Internship Program and summer employment opportunities for student and new grads. The OPS is a great place to jump start or revitalize your career. Whether you are deciding on a career, starting a career, changing careers or upgrading your career skills, the OPS has something to offer.

Registration to come.

Arts and Culture Networking Event

January 25, 2018

Time/Location TBD

A networking session held in collaboration with WorkInCulture. Students will meet professionals working in Arts and Culture working in creative and administrative roles, and learn how too pursue opportunities in the field.

Registration to come.

Social Justice Networking Event

February 1, 2018

Time/Location TBD

This event is for FoA and FCS students interested in working in the non-profit sector and discovering organizations in the community championing social and criminal justice. Students will also have the opportunity to build their networks, meet professionals in the field, and explore career opportunities serving the needs of our community.

Registration to come.

Arts @ Work

TBD: March/April 2018

Public narratives around the value of a liberal arts degree often paint an inaccurate picture of the career opportunities available to arts graduates. Arts @ Work brings together employers and mentors with arts degrees from GTA-based organizations to explore how a liberal arts degree can advance your degree.