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
3 ways to develop the skills that employers want
Employers who recruit students and graduates want more than a good academic record and degree class. They also want employability skills (eg IT, teamwork and communication skills), plus strengths and qualities (such as resilience and self-motivation). So, how can you develop these while you’re at university? Read on to find out. 1. Work experience Whether … Continue reading 3 ways to develop the skills that employers want
My experience with York Leaders
Guest blog written by Govind Panesar, PPE (with Placement Year) What is ‘York Leaders’?York Leaders is an exciting opportunity for second (or middle) year undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to gain exclusive access to an intensive training course which aims to advance your understanding of what it means to be a leader and develop … Continue reading My experience with York Leaders
Should I apply for the York Award?
It's Autumn term and if you're a second year, you will have already seen emails in your inboxes about York Award applications. As everyone starts planning and thinking about their future after graduation, applying for the York Award is a great way to help you stand out from the crowd! It's a certificate that shows … Continue reading Should I apply for the York Award?
Time to take stock
You may remember, we spent the first half of term encouraging you to get involved with all sorts of activities from work experience to volunteering, student societies to attending careers fairs. Hopefully, you did do one or two things - but there’s no point in just doing! We suggested trying things out so you could … Continue reading Time to take stock
The York Award: What’s it really about?
Read Oli's top tips on your York Award Application and why you should do it in the first place
I keep hearing about this York Award, but what is it?
York Award. You probably feel like you’re seeing or hearing about this every way you turn. It’s true, but there’s a good reason why we bang on about it so much! Most students from their first year at University do lots of things besides their academic studies and these can be useful opportunities to develop … Continue reading I keep hearing about this York Award, but what is it?
GUEST BLOG: York Award for 1st years
Guest blog written by Jessica Chatburn, Second Year Archaeology & Heritage student University is so much than going to classes and getting a degree. It is about developing who you are as a person, experiencing new things, and challenging yourself beyond that of your degree. Not only will you have tonnes of fun doing extra … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: York Award for 1st years
New for Spring term: online Q and A with the Careers team
For Spring term we are piloting a new way for you to get help from us - an online Careers Q&A on the topics we get asked about most. The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays between 11.00am and 1.00pm - you can find a full list of dates and topics below. First up (Tuesday … Continue reading New for Spring term: online Q and A with the Careers team
New online newsletter for international students at York
This term we have launched a new online careers newsletter for international students at York. We will be posting lots of news that will help you to make the most of your time while you are here, as well as planning your future. It will include events, international student careers news, guest blogs, success stories and lots more. … Continue reading New online newsletter for international students at York
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