Autumn Term Careers Newsletter: Careers fairs, graduate employer news, volunteering projects and much more

Careers Newsletter – Autumn term

  1. Don’t miss our careers fairs this Autumn
  2. Careers talks and employer presentations
  3. The Graduate Retail Fair
  4. Could you mentor Year 11 girls or deliver schools workshops?
  5. Volunteer as a Classroom Assistant in a local school
  6. Could you create a cookbook? Research the history of Barley Hall? Create a film clip for the Council?
  7. Are you fluent in another language?
  8. Interested in curating?
  9. Go International website launched
  10. 30 reasons why personal branding will work for you
  11. Balancing education and part time work
  12. Request for international profiles
  13. New interview guide
  14. Summer internship success
  15. Deloitte Autumn Careers Evening
  16. Shift in employer talent spotting
  17. Information about Careers

Welcome to the first Careers newsletter for Autumn. To make it easier to see which news items are relevant to you, we have developed some icons.

undergrad iconThis icon indicates the news is relevant to undergraduates



This icon indicates the news is relevant to both undergraduates and postgraduates



Icon-3 1. Don’t miss our careers fairs this Autumn

Careers in Management and Finance Fair – 14 October, 11:00 to 15:00

Careers in Technology Fair – 15 October, 11:00 to 15:00

Careers in Law Fair – 22 October, 12:00-15:00

Up to 40 organisations will be at each fair with graduate and internship schemes available. Its a great opportunity to meet recruiting companies who are looking to employ York students and graduates.

Icon-3 2. Careers talks and employer presentations

As well as our careers fairs we have also arranged a whole host of careers related events for the Autumn including employer presentations. Why not check out the full programme on our events webpage?  Further events will be added throughout the term so keep checking back to see whats new.

Icon-3 3. The Graduate Retail Fair

If you are not attending the University’s Careers in Law Fair on the same day and are interested in a possible career in retail, why not attend The Graduate Retail Fair on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at the Rose Bowl in Leeds. The employers attending the Fair have some exciting career options in a number of different functions within their businesses. The variety of opportunities is open to students from all Universities and degree disciplines; there really is something for everyone. You can follow news about the Fair on Twitter @GradRetFair and register for the Fair at



Icon-3 4. Could you mentor Year 11 girls or deliver schools workshops?

York Students in Schools (YSIS) is recruiting to a range of exciting schools-based volunteering projects, which take place throughout the Autumn and Spring Terms. Working as part of a team, you could volunteer alongside staff from the York Designer Outlet, Northern Rail, or the York Marriott Hotel to deliver interactive workshops in local primary schools around travel, cooking or retail. There is also the opportunity to mentor Year 11 girls at Huntington School. You don’t have to be a budding teacher to get involved; our projects should capture your imagination whatever your interests!

Recruitment opens 9:00, Monday Week 1 to Midnight, Wednesday Week 3. To find out more about each exciting opportunity visit the YSIS project webpages.

Icon-3 5. Volunteer as a Classroom Assistant in a local school

A York Students in Schools (YSIS) placement provides you with the opportunity to volunteer in schools for a 10-week placement of half a day each week. Applications open from Monday Week 3 to Monday Week 5. If you’re not sure what’s involved, why not attend an Introduction to YSIS session during Week 2 and 3 to find out about the scheme and ask any questions that you might have? Our first session is Tuesday Week 2, 1-2 pm, C/A/102. Visit the YSIS Placement pages to find out more!

Icon-3 6. Could you create a cookbook? Research the history of Barley Hall? Create a film clip for the Council?

Volunteer projects and placements are available now with York Students in Communities. To see the full range of opportunities, download briefs and apply please visit our web pages. Browse through our five interest areas to find an opportunity to suit you, whether it is heritage, conservation, causes, education or young people. Deadline for projects is Wednesday 15 October.

Icon-3 7. Are you fluent in another language

Could you support a school pupil in their native language? Please create a profile on our language support register as schools across York are looking for your help. We are particularly looking for students who speak: Hindi, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Italian and more. Visit our web pages to find out more and register interest.

Icon-3 8. Interested in curating?

If you would like experience with curating a show with York College students, or to help with marketing and events, then you may be interested in a new project. Between now and early November, the volunteers will meet on Friday mornings and Tuesday lunchtimes at York St Marys looking at the Madsen collection there. If you are interested contact Griselda on 07595 622517 or see last year’s project at



Icon-3 9. Go International website launched

This new website is full of information on the benefits of studying, working or volunteering abroad, with advice on how to access the opportunities available, case studies and an explanation of what the next steps are if you are interested in studying or working abroad as part of your degree.  Remember that our Global Opportunities Fair on Tuesday 4th November is another easy way to get relevant information about global placement, volunteering and study abroad options.

Icon-3 10.  30 reasons why personal branding will work for you

Personal Branding is a very interesting subject and one that many students find very difficult to assess or implement. We have come across this article which takes a light hearted look at the issue. Decide for yourself if personal branding will work for you.

Icon-3 11. Balancing education and part time work

We understand that it is increasingly necessary for students to take on part-time work during their studies. This You Tube clip may be of interest to those of you balancing the two.



Icon-3 12. Request for international profiles

Are you an international student? Have you had a part time job, an internship or taken part in volunteering during your time at York? We are collecting case studies about the activities our international students take part in to inspire current and new international students at York.  If you would like to share your experiences please email

Icon-313. NEW interview guide

Develop your interview skills! We are piloting a new Interview Guide in the VLE, with advice on giving a good interview, and an interview simulator. It will be available until the end of December – please use it and give us feedback. We hope to offer it beyond December if it is popular.

undergrad icon 14. Summer internship success

22 year old Samir Hamrouni (2nd year BSc Accounting, Business management & Finance) is enjoying commercial success with his creative design business Potentia Design Solutions, thanks to support from the Enterprise team at Careers. Samir began doing creative design work for fun in his spare time, before coming across the Enterprise team in Careers. He bid successfully for a £2,000 grant to turn his hobby into a business and was also offered office space in the Ron Cook Hub. If you would like to follow in Samir’s footsteps visit the Enterprise webpages for more information



undergrad icon 15. Deloitte Autumn Careers Evening

Monday 13 October 2014

Deciding where to start your career is one of the biggest investments that you’ll ever make. At Deloitte, you can be sure that the investment is worthwhile as you’ll have both the range of opportunities and supportive culture to develop into the professional you have the potential to be. Whether you’re interested in one of our graduate roles or internship programmes, we recommend you take the opportunity to attend our careers evening and meet with Deloitte employees from across the business to find out exactly what is on offer to you as a student. Get useful hints and tips on our selection process, network and meet alumni from York who now work at Deloitte and learn more about our business to help you establish the best career path for you. To find out more and register your interest visit, Your story is something only you can write #DeloitteDiscuss
undergrad icon 16. Shift in employer talent spotting

Gone are the days where it is okay to start filling in job applications at the end of your final year and being guaranteed a job because you have a degree. More and more employers are looking to cultivate relationships from first year onwards. It is vital that you attend Careers employer events from year one to get yourself ready for the graduate recruitment cycle or wider graduate employment. In Autumn Term we have three Careers Fairs and numerous employer presentations on campus, so start early and build networks and contacts that will stand you in good stead on graduation. See all Careers events at


 16. Information about Careers:
• Lots more information available 24 hours a day on our website
• Search for jobs online via Careers Gateway
• Find out about different types of appointments we offer
• Read the latest Careers news online – updated daily
• Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm (undergraduate term time)
• Details of our event programme for Autumn 2014
• Follow us on social media for daily updates of careers news