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

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

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 51: Victoria Brooks, University widening participation officer


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Interested in a non-academic job in higher education? In this episode Kate talks to Victoria Brooks about her job as Widening Participation and Outreach Project Officer at the University of Liverpool. This is a really interesting area of higher education work. Victoria's bio:Victoria is currently working at … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 51: Victoria Brooks, University widening participation officer

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Neil studied Physics with Philosophy at York and has been working at the European Space Agency since 2002. His full job title is Parabolic Flight and Drop Tower Coordinator and Payload Systems Engineer. Listen to the episode to find out more about exactly what he does, how … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 49: Dan, Prison Officer (Unlocked Graduate scheme)


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. In this episode Kate talks to Dan, a York graduate working as a prison officer on the Unlocked grad scheme. Dan is a 2019 graduate from the University of York and currently a band three prison officer in a category B local remand men’s prison. He was … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 49: Dan, Prison Officer (Unlocked Graduate scheme)

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Management consultancy is always a popular job area for our students, but do you actually know what the job is like? Today Kate chats to Jo Auger about what she does all day, the skills she uses, and the best and worst bits.Jo has been a Management … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Attention music students! In this episode Benji Merrison explains how he created a career for himself as a composer for film and television after graduating from York. He takes us through what his job is like day-to-day and how he got there. Benji Merrison is an award winning … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer