How to Search for an Internship


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 55: Ben Johnson, Working in financial services


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 54: Rob Simmons, Working in international development


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. This episode is for anyone interested in international development or the humanitarian sector. Rob Simmons works in Somalia for Committed to Good (CTG) and speaks to Kate from a shipping container next to the airport. They talk about what you need to get into this kind of … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 54: Rob Simmons, Working in international development

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 53: Ashley Loo, Student Internship Bureau special


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Did you know that each summer loads of York students do an internship through the Student Internship Bureau (SIB)? SIB advertises paid, project-based internships in and around York that are exclusively for York students.In this episode Kate talks to Ashley, an Interactive Media student who recently completed … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 53: Ashley Loo, Student Internship Bureau special

Tips for applying for a SIB internship


If you’re looking to secure a summer internship you can use the large number of vacancy sites to find opportunities (see the Internships and placements page for some of them). For local project-based internships, have a look at the Student Internship Bureau (SIB) opportunities. SIB typically starts advertising many more vacancies from the Easter vacation … Continue reading Tips for applying for a SIB internship

Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle


Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com A few weeks ago we shared a blog on how to get started when you don’t know what to do but what if you can’t get started because procrastination keeps getting in the way?  Procrastination is avoidance of a task. When you need to start an essay but you put … Continue reading Getting started with career planning – breaking the procrastination cycle

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 52: Kadi Tamjarv, Environmental Consultant


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Kadi is an environmental consultant who coordinates and project manages the environmental inputs for big infrastructure projects. She's also a York Environmental Science graduate. In this episode Kadi and Kate talk about what she does each day, the parts of the job she likes the most, and … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 52: Kadi Tamjarv, Environmental Consultant