Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: win £4,000, talk to Careers staff, volunteering work experience

Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 2 – 5 (12 Jan – 6 Feb)

These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!

  • Economics 
    First years – What you need to know about Careers now! Wed 28 Jan (Week 4), D/L/028
    Successful Interviews – Thursday 5 Feb (Week 5), 1.00pm, A/TB/056
  • Education
    Careers workshop – Mon 12 Jan (Week 2) 9.00am, G/169
    Looking for internships and work experience – Monday 26 January (Week 4) 9.00am, D/L/036
    Careers drop in appointments for 3rd year students – Tuesday 27 January (Week 4) 11.00am – 12.00, AEW/106 (no need to book)
  • Politics
    First years: Everything you need to know about Careers now! Wed 28 Jan (Week 4) 12.00, A/TB/056
  • Social Policy and Social Work
    CVs and application forms – Tuesday 20 Jan (Week 3) 10.00am, V/120
    Everything you need to know about Careers now! Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 12.00, LFA/015
    Interview workshop
    – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5) 13.00, D/L/047
  • Sociology
    Impressing employers: Interviews and Assessment Centres Tues 27 Jan (Week 4) 13.00, W/222
    Careers Appointments – Tues 3 Feb (Week 5) 13.00 (check Careers Gateway for further details from Mon 19 Jan.)
  • York Law School
    Application form presentation – Wed 14 Jan (Week 2) 13.30, LMB139 + 40
    Non Law CVs and application forms – Wed 21 Jan (Week 3) 15.30, LMB139 + 40
  • York Management School
    Assessment Centres –  Wed 21 Jan (Week 3), details TBC
    Postgraduates: Assessment centres – Wed 21 Jan (Week 3), details TBC
    Working in the UK – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5) 13.30, LMB 030Full details of all events in Careers Gateway.

*Don’t miss: Working in Education and with young children and young people, Wednesday 21 January 4.00pm – 6.00pm, D/L/028


Social Sciences Careers Snippets


General Careers news

Win £4,000 with Careers’ competitions!
You could soon be putting a spring in your step with our exciting competitions this term. There’s a total of £4,000 to be won! The Freelance Challenge is a competition for all budding freelancers with a £1,000 top prize and then there’s the return of Plan ENVY, the University of York’s business plan competition which has £3,000 in prizes. If you’re struggling for ideas, come along to the first ENVY workshop on idea generation on Thursday 5 February (Week 5), 17:00 – 19:00 in P/T/005.

Local volunteering opportunities – apply now with York Students in Communities
Applications open Tuesday Week 2 (13 January) for volunteer roles across York via York Students in Communities. Search across our 5 areas of heritage, conservation, young people, public sector and causes to find the perfect role for you! Opportunities include: Block placements with Jorvik Viking Centre, Conservation with St Nicks, Team project with the National Railway Museum. See the full range and apply via York Students in Communities.


Careers central events: Weeks 2-5 (12 Jan – 6 Feb)

Insight events

Employer events

  • A day in the life of an IT Consultant with FDM, Wednesday 14 January 1-2pm, G/020
  • An introduction to Change100 and supporting disabled students into employment, Thursday 22 January, 12-1.30pm
  • Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), Wednesday 4 February, The BAT test will provide you with an insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance.
  • Commercial Awareness with KPMG, Thursday 5 February  1-3pm

Skills sessions

  • Pizza, paper, profit: success in business. Tuesday 13 January, 1-5pm. Led by staff from professional services firm, Deloitte. Find out more about the world of business.
  • The Law of Ideas Wednesday 14 January, 1.30-5.30pm . Led by staff from law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, this is an introduction to the concept of intellectual property.
  • Networking for beginners Wednesday 14 January, 2-5pm. An introduction to learning the skills you’ll need to network confidently in the business world.
  • Introduction to British Sign Language, Wednesdays, 7 week course from week 3-9.
  • Numbers for the World of Work, online course designed to help you brush up on your mathematical skills. Starts from Wed 21 Jan.
  • Court in the Act, Tuesday 3 February, 4-6pm. Explore some of the issues faced by local Magistrates.
  • Breaking News, Wednesday 4 February, 1.30-3.30pm . Journalism workshop run by national press agency.
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills, Tuesdays 5 week course from week 3-7
  • Perfect presentations, Thursdays 4 week course from week 4-7

Workshops and talks

  • Preparing for Teacher Training Interviews, Wednesday 14 January, 1-3pm, V/120
  • Applying for the York Award, Tuesday 20 January, 12-1pm, ATB/042 . This talk will explain the application and assessment process for the 2015 York Award.
  • Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS) – Monday 19 January, 3-4pm, P/T/006 and Thursday 22 January, 4-5pm, D/L/036. Find out more about volunteering in a local school next term.
  • Applying for Further Study, Monday 2 February, 2-3pm, AEW/105
  • Disclosing your disability, Wednesday 4 February, 1.30-2.30pm, LMB/021

More information on all of our events can be found on Careers Gateway