Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers
Thank you to all those who have applied for the York Award this term. It’s always heartening to see lots of final year students, who have been involved with so many activities during their time at York, and who recognise the value of the Award.
We couldn’t let the deadline pass by without giving the following feedback, which will hopefully stand people in good stead when applying for jobs or further courses.
We received over 350 applications, but interestingly, 250 of those were submitted on the actual deadline day (with a significant proportion being handed in during the last hour and a half).
While we appreciate you might have plenty of other things to be doing, don’t leave making applications to the last minute. There is always a chance that the unexpected will come along and scupper your intention of submitting by the deadline.
If you’d like help with time management, project planning or application techniques, consider:
- attending relevant skills courses
- have a look at some of the reference books in Careers, which cover these skills
- use the online resources about different skills and making applications or the CV Guide on the VLE
- book a CV / application form review for job and further study applications.
Good luck to all those who have applied for the York Award this year – you’ll be hearing from us later this term about your next step.
For other year students, who think they might like to apply in their final year – remember to plan ahead!
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