Careers Newsletter – Weeks 7 and 8

  1. LATEST CAREERS WEBSITE UPDATE
  2. CONNECT WITH YORK ALUMNI
  3. CAN SOCIAL MEDIA HELP YOU FIND A JOB?
  4. EVENTS IN WEEKS 7 & 8
  5. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN YORK
  6. INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
  7. ENTERPRISE FESTIVAL
  8. EMPLOYABILITY TUTORIAL
  9. WANT TO MEET GRADUATE EMPLOYERS?
  10. YOUR NEWSLETTER
  11. FURTHER INFORMATION

 
 
1. LATEST CAREERS WEBSITE UPDATE
Our new look job sector web pages are now available online at www.york.ac.uk/careers/sectors
With new content, as well as a new look, these pages give you an introduction to different job sectors (from education to media, finance to science & technology). Find out more about the roles, employment and training in 9 different sectors.
 
2. CONNECT WITH YORK ALUMNI – GET ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON THE CAREER YOU WANT
Connecting to York graduates working in the career/company you are interested in is a great way to boost your prospects. They can tell you what their role involves on a day-to-day basis, give you hints and tips about getting started, and give you an insight into the skills you will need to succeed.   We have hundreds of York alumni waiting to help you.  Check out the profiles of our graduates here www.york.ac.uk/careers/profiles – look for the connect symbol and get connected!  Not sure how to make the most of this opportunity – read about Successful Networking here first  www.york.ac.uk/careers/infosheets  (Planning tab)
 
3. CAN SOCIAL MEDIA HELP YOU FIND A JOB?
What does your online presence say about you?  Do you know what LinkedIn is and how it might be able to help you?  Will Facebook help or hinder your job search. Employers are increasingly using social media in their recruitment processes and to engage with potential recruits – but do they also use it to check out new recruits?  Find out more about the world of social media here:  http://php.york.ac.uk/fs/care1/blog/?p=3807
 
4. EVENTS IN WEEKS 7 & 8
Further information and sign up online at www.york.ac.uk/careers/ics
 
6 June: York Student Facilitators. This course is designed for any student with an interest in leading groups or those who are involved in peer teaching or facilitation schemes such as YSIS or Student Ambassadors.
7 June: Shape up your CV
12 June: ACCA – Routes into Accountancy
12 June: Enterprise Festival. Workshops, talks, stalls, and the chance to chat with young entrepreneurs and experts
13 June: Careers in Financial Markets Trading
13 June: Routes into Teaching
13 June: Why Project Management is Great
 
5. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN YORK
The Student Internship Bureau is recruiting students for paid internships over the summer in the York area. A full list of the internships available can be found online at www.york.ac.uk/careers/ics Some examples include:
Video/Audio Producer – University of York Library
Educational Research Methods Support Officer – University Department of Education
Marketing Strategist & Researcher – Centre for Housing Policy.
 
6. INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
York Students in Communities are once again offering a range of exciting opportunities with local organisations, including York Museums Trust, Barnardos, Friends of St Nicholas Fields, SNAPPY (volunteering with children with special needs), York Adult and Community Education and The Conservation Volunteers (formerly BTCV). From the beginning of week 6 until Thursday week 8, opportunities and application details will be available at www.york.ac.uk/careers/volunteering
 
7. ENTERPRISE FESTIVAL
Come along to the Ron Cooke Hub on the 12th June, week 8 (from 5-9pm) for an action-packed evening of enterprise! Take advantage of workshops on how to get started, an engaging alumnus speaker, exciting competitions and free, invaluable one-to-one business support and advice from successful student entrepreneurs and professionals.
It’s an event not to be missed! Find out how to turn your idea into a reality and make today the start of something special…  tiny.cc/enterprisefestival

 

8. EMPLOYABILITY TUTORIAL

How have you got on with the Employability Tutorial this term? If you are in your final year, there is lots of practical information which
may help you after graduation.  If you are not in your final year, now is a great time to start enhancing your employability. Why not work on the Tutorial over the long vacation and discuss your Employability Plan with your supervisor next year?    https://vle.york.ac.uk/
 
9. WANT TO MEET GRADUATE EMPLOYERS?
Wondering how to make contact with graduate employers?  The good news is that many top employers are coming to campus this Autumn, and you’ll have the opportunity to network and find out more about their graduate schemes at the autumn careers fairs:

Careers in Technology, 18 October
Careers in Management and Finance, 23 October
Careers in Law, 30 October.

So put the dates in your diary and check www.york.ac.uk/careers/events  for more details nearer the time.

10. YOUR NEWSLETTER – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?
Tell us what you would like us to include in this newsletter, what do you want to see more of, what do you find interesting?  Let us know what you think – careers@york.ac.uk
 
 
11. THE CAREERS SERVICE – FURTHER INFORMATION

Lots more information available 24 hours a day at www.york.ac.uk/careers
Read the latest careers news at http://php.york.ac.uk/fs/care1/blog
Term time opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
We are in building V8 on the campus map www.york.ac.uk/np/maps/hes.htm
Details of our full event programme for Summer term: www.york.ac.uk/careers/events
Follow us on social media: www.york.ac.uk/careers/socialmedia