As a careers consultant working with Arts & Humanities students, this is a question I get asked all the time. It’s a fair question as it’s logical to assume that any employer that recruits graduates (and/or students for an internship or placement year) would want to come to an event aimed at students seeking employment … Continue reading Why don’t museums, publishers or creative industry employers come to Grad Fairs?
Handshake is our careers platform and you can use it to connect with the Careers and Placements team, employers and other University of York students. Here’s a quick guide on how you can get started. Login and activate your account The link to Handshake is york.joinhandshake.co.uk but you can also find links to it on … Continue reading Getting started with Handshake
It’s summer term and we’re open as usual for appointments, drop-in and a busy events programme but here are some other highlights to look out for this term. Student Internship Bureau The SIB team have been busy collecting together some great opportunities for paid, project-based jobs in the local area this summer. All opportunities are … Continue reading What’s on in Careers and Placements?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, make a difference in the community, and boost your confidence. All of these positive outcomes can help support your overall wellbeing, helping you and those around you! The Volunteering team is on hand with a great range of roles, so whatever your interests you can get … Continue reading Volunteer to enhance your wellbeing at University
On campus We are open on campus from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. The Enquiry Desk will be staffed and Careers drop-in will be available for quick queries with an Information Officer, between the drop-in hours of 11:00 to 13:00. Watch our video on Facebook or Instagram to see the safety measures we have … Continue reading What to expect at Careers and Placements this term
Guest blog written by Giang Nguyen, YUSU Academic Officer I was once amazed when a recruiter told me that you will improve your chance of getting a job if you meet their employers. It is true. It is very true. By meeting the current employee or their recruitment team, you will be able to gauge … Continue reading Your chance to meet employers on campus
Events, events events We run a programme of events each term. We talk about them a lot but that’s because we have some great guest speakers and some really useful insights that we want you to make the most of. Autumn term sees our three big recruitment fairs which we have divided into sectors - Law, … Continue reading Not just for finalists – how to make the most of Careers and Placements
Over 2,000 students visited our fairs in weeks 2 and 4 this term – and we asked them what they thought.
Every term Careers and Placements organises events on campus. Now that we’re in week 5, you may have seen emails and social media about some of our careers events so far or you may have been to an event or careers fair. We’ve organised over 100 of them for this term alone! If you haven’t … Continue reading Decoding our Events Programme
So, the next few weeks see the career fairs making their appearance this Autumn. Which means lots of employers on campus, showcasing their graduate jobs, placement year offerings and internship opportunities. Obviously a recruitment fair is not the only way to find work - you can search for vacancies online or even have them sent … Continue reading Careers fairs – what are the benefits?