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
How commercial awareness can help your job applications
Recruiters look for many skills in job applicants - team work, communication, problem solving, and more. One skill that employers like to see, but is one that is often overlooked by candidates, is commercial awareness. It isn’t a skill that is only expected of business or management students - students and graduates of any subject … Continue reading How commercial awareness can help your job applications
Volunteering – why me?
by Tricia Raxworthy, Information and Engagement Officer Every year thousands of York students get involved in volunteering – but why do they do it, and could it be for you? Why volunteer? There are lots of different reasons for volunteering. Volunteering means you can: give something back, show your commitment by supporting a cause you … Continue reading Volunteering – why me?
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
Avoid those awkward questions this Christmas!
Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Operations Manager: Information & Engagement, Careers and Placements On Christmas Day, after the turkey has been eaten, the presents have been ripped open and you’re recovering from too much pud, you can slouch into the sofa and breathe a sigh of contentment. However, the Christmas vacation isn’t all about … Continue reading Avoid those awkward questions this Christmas!
Guest blog: 6 ways to make the most of your final year at university
Guest blog written by Bridgewater Graduates Those first few years at the University of York do fly by and before you know it, the all-important final year arrives. Your final year is a tough one filled with harder assignments, dissertations and exams that could have a big impact on your future. On top of all … Continue reading Guest blog: 6 ways to make the most of your final year at university
Guest blog: Why do a placement?
Guest blog written by Nicole Ell, Graduate & Placement Recruitment Coordinator, Nissan Undertaking a placement is a big decision for some, and an obvious choice for others. It offers you the chance to gain valuable experience spending time working for an employer and carrying out duties or tasks as any other employee of the company … Continue reading Guest blog: Why do a placement?
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
Web highlights #2: Events on campus
Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Development Manager You may have noticed three high-profile recruitment fairs on campus during recent weeks, but did you know there’s a whole lot of other careers events that run throughout the term, every term? Here’s a run down of our what's on page. Employer presentations Graduate recruiters are … Continue reading Web highlights #2: Events on campus
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