York Management School has organised an employability conference for week 8 (17 – 19 June). Open to any students interested in a career in management, finance or law, this is a great opportunity tofind out about the recruitment processes of a range of companies.
If you have graduated in the last three years and are currently unemployed, you could be eligible for a British Council subsidised place to study a Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA course at a UK training centre in 2013. More details about eligibility and how to apply can be found on the British Council website, and you need to apply by 30 September.
Want to be your own boss? The British Franchise Exhibition and Growing Your Own Business Showcase offers you the chance to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs, learn from experts, network and find out how best to develop your business. Manchester Central, 21 and 22 June. Free tickets and further information at https://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/exhibition-sub/manchester-2013-why-visit
History students … today is the day for the History Careers Conference 2013. There is a great range of events on offer between 1.15pm and 7.30pm – including help with applications, understanding the value of your history degree, marketing yourself session, networking opportunity and lots more.
Do your research beforehand – know which companies will be attending and the basics of what they do
Be confident – first impressions count so smile, introduce yourself, shake hands
Really listen to the person you are talking to, and ask intelligent questions
Be appropriately dressed – clean smart clothes, and pay attention to your personal grooming
Take the chance to get a real insight into what the company does and what life is like there for a new graduate
For companies that you are specifically interested in and have spent time talking to, ask the rep for a business card and ask if you can connect with them via LinkedIn/email. Then send them a request as soon as possible after the fair, referencing your meeting and keep in touch with them
Do not use a fair as an excuse to just go around picking up free stuff
Make notes as soon as possible after you’ve spoken to someone, so you can record key points/impressions/contacts while they are fresh in your mind
If you need any help or advice call in to speak to one of the Careers team
The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award 2013 is calling for university students to enter the much coveted and premier automotive industry talent search competition. The 2013 winner will be rewarded with a priceless work experience package comprising one month at each of the contest sponsors – Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Peugeot, Skoda and Toyota – as well as £7500 cash.
Describe, in no more than 500 words, an idea, innovation or change to corporate policy that would improve the UK automotive business. The idea could work in any area of the automotive business, from concept through to the sales showroom and the aftermarket. You will need to demonstrate how your idea could be put into action and the advantages it would bring.