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October 2, 2018
The Career Centre and Community Safety would like to ensure that everyone is aware of recent reports of job recruitment schemes aimed at university students.
Though we have not seen it on the York University campuses, recent reports at several Ontario Universities have identified this pattern: someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information on a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it has something to do with the class or is approved by the professor. Read more here.
Please be aware that few reputable companies would recruit students in this way. Please encourage students to always exercise caution when giving out personal identifying information. If you hear that any student has encountered this activity, or you see evidence of it yourself, please notify Community Safety at 416-736-5333 and the Career Centre at Keele. If possible, do not allow information to be collected in your classroom or department.
York’s career centres on both campuses receive hundreds of job postings for students every week. They do their best to vet employers who register with York University and to verify that jobs posted are legitimate, but students should exercise due diligence when looking for/applying to jobs. If you or one of your students is in any doubt about the veracity of a recruitment posting/campaign, contact the Career Centre at Keele or one of the centres below affiliated with the student’s program of study.
|Career Centre, Keele campus||http://careers.yorku.ca/contact/|
|Career & Skills Development Centre, Glendon campus||https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/career-skills-centre/
416-736-2100, ext. 88335
|Career Development Services, Schulich School of Business||http://schulich.yorku.ca/student-life-services/career-centre/
|Career Services, Faculty of Environmental Studies||https://fes.yorku.ca/resources/#career-services|
|Lassonde Co-op/Internship, Lassonde School of Engineering||https://lassondecoop.com/home.htm
Workplace Learning Coordinator, 416-736-2100,
For more information about job schemes, check these resources:
Executive Director, Community Safety
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