By Charlotte Read In an ideal world, if you had the relevant experience, you could send a job application listing all your experience, with no prior practice of making job applications, and be accepted into a job. Unfortunately, a lot of job applications require more nuance. They like candidates who can show a reflective writing … Continue reading Practising your job applications- how do you do it?
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Placement Year Experience Hi - I’m Alessandra, a final-year Environment, Economics, and Ecology student. I just finished my placement year with Forvia as their HSE student. It was an amazing experience that I would do again if given the opportunity. Before starting placement, I had no experience whatsoever within the … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Bethany is a York graduate and director of Experience Heritage, where she uses her expertise in archaeology and interest in digital storytelling to bring history to live in innovative ways. That could mean augmented reality experiences, interactive heritage apps and digital animation. Bethany tells us how she started … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur
Hi there! My name is Sophie and I’m a recent English and Related Literature graduate here at York. The university’s career coaching was invaluable for helping me to decide on my next steps after I graduated, and my mentor was incredibly approachable and generous with her advice. Outlining Your Expectations As a final year student, … Continue reading My Coaching Experience
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Interested in startups or working for yourself? That's what this episode is all about. Toby Cannon graduated from York in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. He now runs Myles, a startup that began as an app allowing people to complete virtual challenges by tracking their fitness activity. He … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Want a job in research? Or interested in working in the media? This episode is for you. Today Kate talks to Lucy, York grad and current Journalism Researcher at BBC News, about what her job is actually like.Lucy's Bio:Lucy is a Journalism Researcher at BBC News, specialising … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News
Now graduation is over you may have turned your attention to the little matter of job hunting. Here are some handy tips on getting started.
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Think you want to be a CEO? Interested in marketing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or the world of ethical business? This episode is for you. John Steel is the CEO of Cafédirect and has worked his way up through a number of FMCG businesses after beginning his career in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect
by Jessica Farnhill Young The term ‘internship’ often conjures up images of famous actors in Hollywood films, making coffee and running around in huge, beautiful, glass-walled offices. Themes like this make internships appear hardly accessible, and a very questionable use of the intern’s time. Like with most things in films, the truth is the reverse: … Continue reading How to Search for an Internship
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Ben graduated from York with a degree in Philosophy and after a few years found himself working in the financial services sector for Deloitte. It wasn't something he planned. In the episode Ben explains how his first impressions of the sector were wrong, how you don't need … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 55: Ben Johnson, Working in financial services