According to a survey conducted by the UK Commision for Employment and Skills (UKCES), up to two thirds of employers regard applicants with relevant work experience as being more prepared and suitable for job opportunities. This creates a catch 22 situation where in order to find work you need experience but can't gain that experience … Continue reading All Experience Counts
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
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?
Sometimes it can feel like everyone else has a plan and they know exactly what they want to do after graduation but for many people this just isn’t the case. Here in Careers and Placements we can help you with those first steps, so here are some suggestions on how to get started. Consider what … Continue reading How to get started when you don’t know what you want to do
Okay, so ideally you’d like to have a holiday at some point in the summer vacation and rightly so. What with a full academic year of assignments, essays, tutorials, lectures and exams - you’ve earned the break. However, with 13 weeks of vacation, it’s also an ideal time to get some work experience in whatever … Continue reading Do you know what you’re doing this summer?
Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Development Manager, Careers If you're job hunting there are some basics you need to know: where to find vacancies and how to get through the recruitment and assessment process. The Careers website's look for work and apply for jobs sections are where you need to start. As the title suggests, … Continue reading Web highlights #3: Look for work
Don't miss a great opportunity to meet and chat with employers at our All Sectors Fair today (Thursday 20 October). Recruiting to a variety of roles for graduate vacancies, internships and insight days. It takes place in the Physics & Exhibition Centre, 11.00am - 3.00pm and is open to all students of any subject and any … Continue reading Graduate and internship recruiters on campus today
Studying a science, engineering, maths or technology subject? Interested in meeting employers with graduate and internship opportunities who want to recruit you? Then don’t miss the STEM Fair on Wednesday 19 October, 11.00am – 3.00pm in the Physics & Exhibition Centre. Check out the organisations who’ll be on campus that day – they’re all listed … Continue reading STEM students. Don’t miss this!
Check out events for next term. More can be found at: www.york.ac.uk/careers/events Autumn Term 2016 fairs Three recruitment fairs run each Autumn Term, bringing top employers on campus: Law Fair: Wednesday 12 October 2016 Graduate Recruitment and Internships Fair: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) - Wednesday 19 October 2016 Graduate Recruitment and Internships Fair: All Sectors … Continue reading Careers Events Ahead
Latest news from Careers Don't worry, we are open through the Summer Vacation! There are appointments running through the Summer, but on a reduced scale. Please see the 'Appointments this week' for the duty times and the vacation opening times on the website for when we are open. Coming soon... We will be running weekly drop-in appointments … Continue reading Latest Careers News – Summer Week 10