What Do You Actually Do? Episode 62: Jack Ventress, Barrister


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 58: Vinusha Haran, Placement Year experience in the NHS


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Vinusha's bio: I am currently a History undergraduate student who is completing a placement year at the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Although my degree and the NHS may not appear to have a direct link, I have an interest to work in the public sector, in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 58: Vinusha Haran, Placement Year experience in the NHS

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News


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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect


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

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