Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: What’s happening in your department | Summer recruitment day | 3 topical careers snippets for the social sciences

Summer Term

Social Sciences Careers Newsletter


If you’ve been following our social media this term, you’ll have seen 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. As it’s more and more important in today’s job market to have some sort of experience, Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience – whether you’re a seasoned pro or there’s nothing on your CV yet!

Every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice about work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter to get involved in the campaign. If you can’t wait until Wednesday, get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit our work experience page for tips, support and information

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 5-8 (11 May-7 Jun)

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


Social Sciences Careers Snippets


General Careers news

Summer Recruitment Day


Thinking about boosting your work experience? Still not quite sorted out summer plans? Planning to get a graduate or part-time job after exams?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the Summer Recruitment Day is the solution for you.
Taking place in Your Space on Monday 8 June, 11-3pm, you will have the opportunity to talk to employers offering everything from short-term summer casual work, to graduate internships to permanent graduate roles. You could leave with a job on the day!
We are inviting local recruitment agencies with immediate starts, top graduate recruiters looking for summer internships and permanent roles to meet you on campus. So join us for a chat with Reed, Adecco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FDM and Gradcracker to name but a few. Nothing to lose and everything to gain!
We will also be offering a CV clinic 12-2pm – come along with your CV for support from our Careers Advisers and top tips from employers.
Please register your interest in attending now on Careers Gateway, so we have an idea of numbers attending, and follow us on Twitter (@UoYCareers) to get the latest updates.

Student Internship Bureau Summer Opportunities
Looking for paid work experience in the York area over the summer vacation? The Student Internship Bureau (SIB) sources over 120 paid internships each year exclusively for University of York students. Log onto Careers Gateway and click on the ‘SIB Internships’ tab to view what’s advertising now. Internships are only advertised for around 2 weeks, so make sure you are application ready by reading the SIB’s online tips! You can also keep up to date with new opportunities by liking the SIB’s Facebook page.

Last call to win £1,000 for pursuing your passion with the Freelance Challenge!
The deadline for entries for our brand new competition, the Freelance Challenge is Fri 29 May (Week 7). You could win £1,000 for doing what you love, whether that’s writing, blogging, baking, photography, art and crafts, games or web development…anything! See for details.
Kick your business ideas into shape with Entrepreneurs Boot Camp
If you have an idea for a business but you’re not sure where to start with getting it off the ground, Entrepreneurs Boot Camp could be your solution. Applications are now open for the four-day residential event which takes place from 29th June to 2nd July. For more information, see the Enterprise web page. Deadline for applications: Fri 29 May (Week 7).


Careers central events: Weeks 5-8 (11 May-7 Jun)

Skills sessions

Workshops and talks