The management role may seem like one exclusively cordoned off to those with an age of experience under their belts, those that have rose up the ladder step by step and those that have been about long enough to have the company values embedded thoroughly into their mind set. But it’s said that it’s observation, not old age that brings wisdom, and if you observe and absorb the right lessons, you can be an incomparably successful manager no matter how old or experienced you are. Break down the barriers with these ideas and become the best you can be.
Could you persuade people to eat in better ways? Utilise your writing, design, film and other skills and enter the challenge to win £500.
Run by Friends of the earth, partnered with People and Planet and supported by the NUS and Part Time Carnivore, this competition challenges you to submit a concept to persuade people to eat a more sustainable diet.
- Entries close at midnight on 9 June.
- Full details at www.foe.co.uk/getgobby
Adzuna.co.uk and Milkround have teamed up to launch a nationwide campaign to find the UK’s Graduate of the Year 2013.
The winner will secure a paid internship with a major UK employer (including Google, L’Oreal, Sony and eBay), £1,000 cash and a CV mentoring session with a top UK entrepreneur.
Graduates are asked to fill in a short Q&A on their achievements. Applications close at the end of May. Semi-finalists will be selected in July and the winner will be announced on 1 August.
To apply, visit www.adzuna.co.uk/jobs/graduate-of-the-year.html
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is hosting its annual Question & Answer Day on Sunday 16 June (10am – 5pm) at the Inner Temple, Central London.
The event is open to all university students interested in a career at the Bar, but who haven’t yet started the BPTC or joined an Inn of Court.
There’ll be workshops and seminars and the opportunity to talk to practitioners in an informal setting.
Admission is free but students must book a place in advance in order to attend. Visit www.innertemple.org.uk and click on Careers Guide and Forthcoming Events.
Staying in York over the summer? Want to get involved in the community next academic year?
York Students in Communities is offering a range of exciting individual volunteering opportunities available over the summer break or when you return in the autumn as well as regular on-going opportunities.
Organisations include Adult and Community Education, Friends of St. Nicholas Fields, Missing People, National Trust, SNAPPY, Wilberforce Trust, York Archaeological Trust, York Libraries and York Museums Trust.
Deadline: Midnight, Friday Week 6 (31st May)
To find out more and to apply visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/communities
There are currently 85 opportunities being advertised through the Interactive Careers Service and among them, the Student Internship Bureau has a range of project-based internships with local employers.
Careers Newsletter Weeks 5 and 6
In this issue:
- Spotlight on summer – work, play and get ready for your future
- Professional Connect – find out how to connect with York graduates 365 days a year!
- New website for students with a disability or long term health condition – help with disclosure, and job applications
- Last call for applications for enterprise internships, boot camp and Plan ENVY – you could win up to £4,000
- Fantastic opportunities to volunteer with great projects in York – develop your skills, help others AND become more employable
- Get some classroom experience with a YSIS placement – last chance to apply for Autumn 2013
- Think it’s too late to find a summer internship? Think again!
- Guest blog from Inspiring Interns – “How to find an internship and make it count”
- Events coming up
- Coming soon: The final countdown for finalists
- How can Careers help me? Information for international students
- Caught our eye: How to check out overseas opportunities, and how to avoid job scams
- City Law for Ethnic minorities – 2 day event, apply now!
- Check out our Professional Connect photo gallery