2014 China Career Development Workshops


The British Council China is going to run a series of career development workshop in the UK from 7 – 12 November November 2014.

HR executives from major employers in China have been invited to give an overview of the competitive job market in China, talk about various aspects of recruitment from the employer’s side and share job opportunities with Chinese students. After the guests have spoken, students will have the chance to interact with the speakers as well as inquire about any possible vacancies that they could have available. This will not only provide a fantastic opportunity for students to understand and discuss the requirements of China’s domestic employment market, but will also provide a wealth of employment opportunities.

Event information:

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J.P Morgan – Use your coding skills to change lives.


Open to all graduation years, this is a great opportunity to see whether a career in financial services Technology is for you.  This two-day challenge gives you the chance to put your coding skills to practice, while helping a good cause.

Over 24 hours we’ll ask you to develop a solution for a leading non-profit organisation. You’ll work with some of our recognised industry experts, learning from their experiences as you creatively solve a real-life Technology problem for one of three leading charities.

Event date: November 14 – 15, 2014

Application deadline: October 24, 2014

To find out more and apply please visit: jpmorgan.com/techcareers

YuStart and YuFund


YuStart – Matched Funding

Launched in January, YuStart is the UK’s first University crowdfunding platform, which has raised over £17,000 for 14 projects, ideas and events since it started. Projects have ranged from volunteering, outreach, research to sport and special interest societies, see the latest ones here.

This term we are offering a matching scheme for projects who use the site. Using £5,000 specially provided by YuFund (alumni donations made specifically for student projects) the Programme will help as many projects as possible until funds are used up. Find out more at www.yorkspace.net/yustart

Our YuStart team is here to support and advise projects who want to use the site and there is more on our website at www.yorkspace.net/yustart.

YuFund – application deadline

Formerly the York Annual Fund, YuFund gives grants and funding opportunities to departments, colleges, and student clubs and societies from donations made by alumni and friends of the University.

The YuFund Disbursement Group meets twice a year to consider applications and the deadline for the next round is Friday 24 October. More information about the process including eligibility and application forms can be found online at  www.yorkspace.net/yufund.

GUEST BLOG: Job Hunting Tips for Students and Upcoming Graduates


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Lauren Knowles, digital content writer, Portfolio Payroll.

Read our top tips on how to prepare yourself for your job search so that you can ensure a smooth transition from university education to full-time employment.

Top tips on how to kick-start your job search while at university

There are many different paths students can journey down after graduation, from travelling and charity work to further education and employment.

If your goal is to start out on your chosen career path, there is plenty you can do now to prepare for your job search. This handy guide outlines the methods you can use to stand out from all other competition in the graduate jobs market and successfully land your first full-time role after you finish studying.

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