FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

I'm in my first year of university, can I become a member?

  • Yes! We highly encourage first year students to get a jump on their involvement in extra-curricular activites and professional development to aid in their job search and sense of community at York. Click the "Become A Member" tab to join us!

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

  • We provide our members with networking events, professional development workshops, access to conferences, case competitions, office hours, our volunteer leadership committee,  exclusive job postings, socials, and more!

  • Overall, we are here to help you develop the relevant and necessary skills for your future career.

Is there a membership fee? How long does my membership last?

  • There is a required membership fee of $10 to ensure that we provide our members with high-quailty events and workshops each year. The membership lasts one year from May 1 to April 30 of the following year.​

Why do I need to network and why is it important?

  • Networking is one of the best ways to land a job. It's all about establishing a personal connection with others - simply talking with your friends in a professional manner. 

  • It's is a great way for potential employers to get to know who you are before the recruitment and application process, and is your opportunity to stand out amonst other applicants!

  • You get to learn about the work someone does, and what working at their company is like - it's all about finding the perfect fit.

  • Networking is very important to develop your connections. Past, present, or future connections are a great way to develop your career.

How do I become an executive member of the APAA? And when are applications available?

  • By networking with us!

  • Members who consistently come out to our events and have a geniune interest in helping others is a great way to get noticed by the executuve team - and potentially earn yourself an interview for an executive member position.

  • Application due dates and interviews are typically held between February and March.

  • Members will receive an email as soon as applications are available. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well.

  • We look for candidates with great teamwork experience and who show initative, so it's a great idea to become active in your school or home community, AND with us.

How do I register for an event?

  • When an active event is open for registration, the specific event under the EVENTS page will have a registration button that links to a registration form. All event registration will take place through our YU Connect page, under Forms. Only members of the APAA will be able to access registration forms on YU Connect. 

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