Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb-1 March)
These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!
* Don’t miss: Working in Media, Journalism & Publishing; Arts & Heritage and Environment & Sustainability, Thursday 26 February (week 8), 6.15 – 8.30pm, Physics.
Find out about opportunities and current issues in these sectors. Get tips and advice on work experience, skills and training, and how to land that all-important first job. Chat to people working in these areas – including some recent graduates from the University of York.
Three concurrent panel Q&A sessions will be followed by a drinks reception and opportunity to chat informally with people working in all of these sectors, in P/T/005/005a/006. This event is recommended for all years of study, including postgraduate students.
Assessment Centres – Mon 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-3:00pm, D/L/028 (Derwent)
Successful Interviews – Thu 5 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-2:00pm, D/L/028 (Derwent)
Working in Politics – Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 1:00-2:00pm, P/L/001 (Physics)
Careers appointments – Tue 3 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-2:00pm, Careers
- Social Policy and Social Work
Everything you need to know about Careers NOW – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 12:00-1:00pm, LFA/015 (Harry Fairhurst Building)
Interview Workshop – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-2:00pm, D/L/047 (Derwent)
- York Law School
Succeeding in competitive environments – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-2:00pm
Small/medium law firm event – Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 12:30-4:00pm
Careers appointments – Non Law queries – Thu 12 Feb (Week 6), 1:00-2:50pm
Covering letter and CV presentation – Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 1:30-3:30pm
Interview presentation – Tue 24 Feb (Week 8), 3:30-5:30pm, LMB 128
- York Management School
Working in the UK – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:30-2:30pm, LMB 030 (Law & Managment Building, Heslington East)
Applications and CVs for Postgraduates – Fri 6 Feb (Week 5), 12:00-1:30pm, LMB 036X (Law and Management Building, Heslington East)
Social Sciences Careers Snippets
1. The Young Investment banker Weekend (14-15 March). For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0844 0570242
2. Get ahead of the game with first year open days and workshop opportunities in law
3. Macmillan Cancer Support is youGov’s best charity brand for the second year running
4. The social care system – changes needed to cope with increasing demand for quality care.
General Careers news
Politics first year students – Apply for an @Work team project with your departments
Applications for @Work open Monday Week 5 – Sunday Week 7. This department led programme in collaboration with Careers offers first year students from your departments the opportunity to participate in a wide range of team projects with community, business, government and school partners during the summer term. Projects include human rights workshops, general election school debate, reviewing policy reforms in Youth justice and many more. Find out more about the programme.
Workshops to create winning ideas launched!
Careers is running a series of free workshops for undergraduates and post-graduates interested in winning £2000 for ‘the next big idea’.
The workshops on how to come up with business ideas, financial planning for start-ups, and how to research and reach your target market, will be held on Thursdays in weeks 5, 6, 7 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm in P/T/005.
Although designed to help students interested in entering the Plan ENVY business plan competition (first prize or £2000 and category prizes of £500), you do not have to enter the competition in order to attend and benefit from these workshops.
For more details about the workshops and to download the business plan entry template, visit the Plan ENVY page of the Careers Enterprise website. Deadline for entries is Friday May 2015 (Summer Term, Week 3).
Get a career mentor – Alumni Mentoring Scheme
Applications are now open for the summer term mentoring scheme. Deadline – 5pm on Friday 13 March (Week 10).
All of our mentors are York alumni who can help you to:
- explore career options
- get advice on the application and job-hunting process
- receive support and advice from someone who has successfully entered a graduate level career
Further information can be found on the Get a Career Mentor webpage
Graduates recruited through work experience programmes
High Fliers Graduate Market 2015 research has found that up to a third of new graduates are now recruited directly through employers’ work experience programmes, with employers seeing this as a reliable way of recruiting successful graduates. This means that obtaining internships and work experience has never been as vital as it is today, whatever year you are in, and with 13,000 paid internships and work experience placements with leading employers on offer this year, you’ve got every opportunity to succeed! Read the full High Fliers Graduate Market report.
Free online courses to improve application and interview success
Sheffield University has re-launched its popular online courses which take around 3 hours study per week for 3 weeks. Watch the trailers and register:
Employability Tutorial can lead to graduate jobs
Have you used your award winning Employability Tutorial yet? Research shows that those who do are 16% more likely to start graduate jobs or postgraduate courses within 6 months of leaving York. Go on – give yourself the edge!
Careers central events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb-1 March)
Events are open to all students unless otherwise stated – just take a note of the time and place and we will see you there! If no location details are given, it usually means that you need to book to reserve your place. Places on skills courses open for booking on the Monday two weeks in advance of the course start date.
- Internships and Jobs For Chinese Students, Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 6:30-8:30pm. Book online.
- KPMG – Commercial Awareness, Thu 5 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-3:00pm, D/L/006 (Derwent)
- Business Game with BPP, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-5:00pm, D/L/036 (Derwent)
- Working in the professional services, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 1:00-4:00pm
- IBM Campus Challenge, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 10:30 – 15:30 (Ron Cooke Hub)
- Court in the act, Tue 3 Feb (Week 5), 4:00-6:00pm
- Breaking news: journalism workshop, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:30-3:30pm
- Your online brand, Mon 9 Feb (Week 6), 9:00-10:00am, Online Course
- Social Entrepreneur, Mon 9 Feb (Week 6), 5:00-7:00pm
- Careers Lounge-Applications, Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 12:00-1:00pm, A/EW/105 (Alcuin East Wing)
- Project management, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 1:00-2:00pm
- Business ethics, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 2:00-5:00pm
- Careers Lounge-Applications, Tue 24 Feb (Week 8), 12:00-1:00pm, D/L/037 (Derwent)
- Putting skills to work, Wed 25 Feb (Week 8), 1:00-3:00pm
Workshops and talks
- Applying for further study, Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 2:00-3:00pm, A/EW/105 (Alcuin East Wing)
- Disclosing your Disability, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:30-2:30pm, LMB 021 (Law & Management Building, Heslington East
- Graduate Entry Medicine, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-3:00pm, D/L/036 (Derwent)
- YSIS Plus – Special Educational Needs, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 4:00-6:00pm, P/T/006 (Physics)
- YSIS Plus – Assessment For Learning and Thinking Skills, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 4:00-6:00pm, C/A/102 (Chemistry)
- Study in the USA – presentation by the Fulbright Commission, Thu 12 Feb (Week 6), 12:00-1:00pm, V/120 (Vanbrugh)
- YSIS Plus – Planning Lessons, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 4:00-6:00pm, A/EW/104 (Alcuin East Wing)
- YSIS Plus – Working with pupils with English as an additional language, Wed 25 Feb (Week 8), 4:00-6:00pm, C/A/102 (Chemistry)
- Women in Business, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6) – 6:00 – 8:00pm – D/056 (Derwent)
- Working In Media, Journalism and Publishing, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:15-8:30pm, P/X/001 (Physics/Electronics)
- Working In Arts and Heritage, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:15-8:30pm, Exhibition Centre (Physics/Electronics Building)
- Working In Environment and Sustainability, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:30-8:30pm, Exhibition Centre (Physics/Electronics Building)