The prospect of moving from student life to the world of work can be a bit daunting. There may be a number of unknowns ahead - from not knowing what you’re going to do after university to not knowing what to expect of the work environment of a graduate. Despite the uncertainty though, there are … Continue reading One thing you can be certain of, if you’re uncertain about your next steps
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Kate talks to York graduate Jack about training to be a barrister. Jack studied History and decided to train as a barrister after completing the Teach First Programme. Jack explains what skills you need, what he does each day and how you shouldn't be put off by … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 62: Jack Ventress, Barrister
Let this be the year that you get involved with volunteering! The benefits of volunteering are huge - not only for those that you support, but for you as a volunteer. Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people, discovering more about the city you live in and gaining unique and exciting experiences that … Continue reading 5 reasons you should volunteer this year
During your time at the University of York, you may come across the term reasonable adjustments. This can be in relation to your course and studies, but you may also hear it when attending events and in other aspects of your university experience. The York Strengths Team works hard to make sure its York Strengths … Continue reading What is reasonable?: York Strengths Development Sessions and Reasonable Adjustments
Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Something a bit different in this episode - Kate speaks to two Uni of York colleagues about imposter syndrome. What is it? Why does it happen? How can you deal with it? What support is out there for you? In Careers we hear a lot of students mentioning … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 61: Imposter syndome
These might seem like pretty simple questions, but it can be much easier (and less complicated) to develop knowledge of the world around us than it can be to take time getting to know ourselves. Everyone talks about university as a time for self-discovery, but even if you know the person you are, that’s already … Continue reading What are you good at? What energises you? What are your strengths?
The Volunteering Team in Careers and Placements is here to help you find volunteering opportunities that will help you to build your skills and confidence, gain fantastic work experience for your CV and enhance your wellbeing, all whilst making a huge difference to the city you’re studying in! As the new term starts, we wanted … Continue reading Meet the Volunteering Team
By Emily Houghton During my second year at the University of York I decided to apply for summer internship opportunities. It was something I was greatly encouraged to do by those around me, but I was apprehensive about the process, balancing applications with my studies and entering the corporate world. However, the generalist internship I … Continue reading My experience of a summer internship
The Christmas vacation can be an odd time of year with a mix of things competing for your attention during the holiday season. Taking some time out and actually getting to relax, socialise and chill is a must after a busy Autumn Term. The benefit of recharging your batteries and having some downtime is essential … Continue reading Things to do this Christmas vac
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?