CAREERS BLOG: Assessment Centre Activity Afternoon Q&A

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Blog written by Rachel Jenkins, Employer Liaison Assistant, Careers

Assessment Centre Activity Afternoon – 19th November 2014


  • Kelly McDonald: Careers Advisor (Chair)
  • Rebecca Fullam: Nestle
  • James Brazill: IBM
  • Sarah-Annis Brookes: PwC
  • Helen Taylor-Chadwick: Hiscox 

Event Summary:

Are you preparing for an assessment centre, or planning on applying for a graduate job or internship scheme next academic year?

This is your chance to put questions to a panel of graduate recruiters from IBM (non-technical team), PwC, Nestle and Hiscox. Following this, you will be able to try the tasks and activities that an assessment centre can present to applicants.

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Institute of Direct Marketing: Data Discovery Summer School 2015 – apply now!

The IDM has enhanced the 2014 Data Discovery Workshop by creating a new 5-day Summer School introducing careers, placements and jobs in Data and Digital Marketing.  Big data is dramatically changing the marketing profession, opening doors for numeric graduates into a high-impact, fast-paced career.

The Data Discovery Summer School (29 June – 3 July 2015) is designed specifically for final year students studying numerical and analytical degree subjects such as mathematical science, operational  research, economics, business and psychology.  It’s free (meals and accommodation included) and takes place in Teddington, SW London.

Watch this  video to find out more about the great opportunity which opens doors and gets them ahead in this fascinating and rewarding field of marketing.

Interested students should apply online at by 19 December 2014.

IT’s not just for the boys!

The best networking event for women interested in technology.

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY to meet Deloitte, ATOS, Capital One, National Grid, Tesco, TK Maxx and PwC next Friday in Nottingham.
Visit to apply for this prestigious, expenses paid event, and discover opportunities for graduate schemes and internships in 2015.

You don’t need to be studying IT, or be a programming expert to attend this event. If you’re inquisitive, good at problem solving or passionate about technology then IT could be for you!

Applications close on Sunday 23 November.

GUEST BLOG: a second helping of @Work

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Henrietta Thomson, English and Related Literature

Where next for the independent bookshop?

As a second year student who had taken part in the programme before, this was my second helping of the @Work Project, and from my previous great experience it didn’t take me long to sign up for another one.

As an avid reader of books in the paper-form, as well as a self-confessed Amazon junkie, and a penny-saving English Literature student, I was immediately drawn to this project. The title ‘Where Next for the Independent Bookshop?’ posed an important and difficult question. I was part of a group of six students who had to investigate the independent bookshop industry in York, then create a report outlining the situation as it stands, as well as propose potential solutions for the future success of the industry.

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Open evening at Addleshaw Goddard law firm

If you are interested in a career in Law, come along to this open evening to learn more about the placement scheme and training contract opportunities

Date: 20 November 2014
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ
RSVP: Please RSVP with your name, year and programme of study by email to: .

Places are limited so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment

GUEST BLOG: Alumni Mentoring Scheme: A view from both sides

UoY Careers Balloon illy Our popular Alumni Mentoring Scheme (AMS)  is up and running again for 2014/15 and you can join now to get a mentor for Spring term to help with your career planning.  Not sure about the value of having a mentor? Read on to get the views of previous participants.  

Guest blog written by Crystal Chow, English Language & Linguistics (mentee) and Adelle Desouza (mentor)

A mentee’s view - Crystal Chow, English Language and Linguistics

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”-Benjamin Franklin                           

Have you ever asked yourself why you are here at uni? This has always been in my mind ever since my first year started last September. Being an international student, travelling all the way from Hong Kong to York, 16 hours non-stop, it has never been easy for me to be here. Many people may not understand, but some may as you may have undergone this transition as well. Living in a highly competitive city, such as Hong Kong, you have to make yourself stronger in order to stand out in the crowd.

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Autumn Careers Newsletter Weeks 8-10: Life after University, Enterprise, careers events plus more

Careers Newsletter

Autumn term, weeks 8-10

1. Life after University – it’s not all about the grad schemes!
including… 6 things you need to know about graduate recruitment

2. Enterprise
including… Freelance Challenge competition and Careers’ Christmas market

3. Careers events – reviews and ratings
including… student reviews of events run by Careers

4. Dates and events for your diary
including… graduate recruitment presentations, Assessment Centre activity day & Applying for the York Award

5. Alumni Mentoring Scheme – be mentored by York graduates!
including… plan for your future career with an experienced mentor

6. Caught our eye this week
including… win cash prizes for your student society and postgraduate virtual open days

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