Social Sciences Careers Newsletter
It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with the company.
Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.
Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!
Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 2-5 (20 Apr-17 May)
These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!
First Year event – Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 2:30-4:00pm, D/L/002 (Derwent)
- York Law School
What if you don’t want to be a Lawyer? – Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 1:30-2:30pm, LMB 139 &140
All Social Science departmentsSocial Science Careers Evening – Mon 27 April (week 3), 6:00-8:00pm, P/T/005 & 5a (Physics)Get Ideas. Get Advice. Get inspired!Come and hear short talks from a fascinating range of employment sectors including Youth Work, Charities, Policing, Social Work, NHS Management, Policy Research and Probation. Talk to the speakers afterwards at an informal drinks reception. Departmental postgraduate admissions officers will also be at the drinks reception to answer any questions about further study.Open to all Sociology, Social Policy, Social Political; Science and Politics students. No need to book, just come along.
Social Sciences Careers Snippets
- 1. Read the comments and advice from a panel of experts who recently took part in a Q&A on the subject of how to get a graduate job in the third sector
- 2. Seven ways to stand out on a work placement in Law
- 3. Career options after studying Sociology – top 10 tips
General Careers news
Working in Research
A career in research isn’t restricted to academia. Working in Research, on Thursday 30 April, 6.15 – 8.30pm, offers you the chance to hear from and speak to a panel of professionals (including York alumni) working in research roles across the academic and business worlds. Roles include social research, TV research, public sector, industry, academia and more!
Post study work experience visa Tier 5 (International Student Internship Scheme) : presentation for Chinese students
Do you want to work in UK after your study? If yes, please do not miss out this great opportunity!
Topic: Presentation about Post study working visa Tier 5 (ISIS) for Chinese students
Time: 29/04/2015 at 2pm , BB/006 (Biology B Block)
Volunteer in a local school with York Students in Schools (YSIS)
YSIS placements are suitable for anyone with the enthusiasm to volunteer in a school. Applications for Autumn term ’15 will open in Week 3 of summer term. Join us for an introductory session Thursday 23rd April at 3pm in V/123, or check out our website for more details.
YSIS Block Placements
YSIS block placements are ideal for students who have already completed a YSIS placement or have applied for a PGCE or teacher training and are looking for a more challenging role. Block placements take place in weeks 9 and 10 of summer term. Apply from week 1 via the website.
Looking for paid work experience in the York area over the summer vacation?
Careers has started to advertise over 120 project based internships with local businesses through the Student Internship Bureau. Employers we’ll be advertising for over the coming weeks include: Network Rail, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, City of York Council, Rural Action Yorkshire, York Metrics… and many, many more! Log onto Careers Gateway and click on the ‘SIB Internships’ tab. Internships are only advertised for around 2 weeks, so make sure you are application ready by reading the SIB’s online tips! Keep up to date with new opportunities by liking the SIB’s Facebook page
Careers central events: Weeks 2-5 (20 Apr-17 May)
- Postgraduate study and research options in Australia and New Zealand, Tue 5 May (Week 4), 3:00-4:00pm, D/L/037 (Derwent)
- Pitching and YuStart Workshop, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 12:00-2:00pm, H/G09 (Heslington Hall)
- Careers lounge – James – Applying for internships and work experience, Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 4:30-5:30pm, James College, Upper Common Room
- Careers lounge – Constantine – Applying for internships and work experience, Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 2:30-3:30pm, Constantine, Forum
- Introduction to Counselling Skills, Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 6:00-8:00pm
- Numbers for the World of Work, Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 9:00-10:00am
- Introduction to British Sign Language, Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 1:00-3:00pm
- Careers lounge – Vanbrugh – Applying for internships and work experience, Tue 5 May (Week 4), 5:00-6:00pm, Vanbrugh JCR
- Careers lounge – Langwith – Applying for internships and work experience, Wed 6 May (Week 4), 1:30-2:30pm, LCE/013 (Langwith, Tom Lynch room)
- RDT Career Planning for Researchers & Students, Fri 8 May (Week 4), 10:00-12:00pm, LFA/015 (Harry Fairhurst Building)
Workshops and talks
- Getting work experience in media and creative industries, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 2:00-3:00pm, D/L/028 (Derwent)
- Alumni Mentoring Scheme briefing, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 4:00-5:00pm, LFA/015 (Harry Fairhurst Building) This scheme is open to all students and is an opportunity to be matched with a mentor who will use their experience to help you with your career plans.
- Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS), Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 3:00-4:00pm, V/123 (Vanbrugh)
- Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS), Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 12:00-1:00pm, V/123 (Vanbrugh)
- Working In…Research, Thu 30 Apr (Week 3), 6:15-8:30pm, P/T/005 (Physics) This event will consist of a panel Q&A followed by a drinks reception, with professionals from a range of research roles across the academic and business world.