You may remember, we spent the first half of term encouraging you to get involved with all sorts of activities from work experience to volunteering, student societies to attending careers fairs.
Hopefully, you did do one or two things – but there’s no point in just doing! We suggested trying things out so you could build up experiences and develop your skills, as well as to have some fun.
So why not take some time to think through what you’ve been doing and what it’s given you? It’s a good idea to record the activities you do and also the skills you’ve gained. This will make a handy prompt when you’re applying for jobs or further study and you need to give some examples.
Not sure how to do this?
If you need some help thinking this through, try the following resources.
- The Skills Guide on reflective writing
- Careers Drop-in – you can chat with one of the Information and Engagement Team any week day in term-time, between 11am – 1pm. Just call into Careers – no appointment necessary.
Not had chance to do anything yet?
Don’t worry, there’s still time to get involved. Here are some ideas for things to do next term.
- Volunteering – deadline Week 5 for applications for Summer Term opportunities
- Placement Year – for 2nd year undergraduates, who don’t have this as an option on their course. Register interest by 20 Jan
- Network – Careers in… events. Check the events schedule
- Enterprise – lots of competitions and events coming up
- Recruitment – Assessment Centre and Interview Experience will run again in Spring. Check the events schedule
2nd undergrads – putting it all into practice
Don’t forget, if you’re a second year undergrad, you can apply for York Award Gold in the Spring Term. The application asks you to describe the activities you’ve been involved with and what you’ve gained, as a result.
Keep a look out for more information – including the application form and deadline – via the Careers Bulletin, delivered direct to your inbox.