CAREERS BLOG: Careers Timeline – what to do and when!

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Isabella Simms, Graduate Intern, Careers

With it being only the first week of term, you’ll be forgiven if you’ve not thought further ahead than your first few weeks in York – enjoying Freshers’ week, getting settled into your new home and making new friends can be a lot to think about it!

We know that it can be difficult to start thinking about your future, or to even know when you need to be, so using our handy Careers Timeline*  tool, we’ve put together a list of ideas to get you started on working towards your future, whatever year you’re in.

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Showcase your skills

Have your work showcased at the Skills for Care Annual Conference. Work experience is also up for grabs.

MyKindaCrowd and Skills for Care are asking you to design a unique piece of marketing collateral that will inspire young people to move into a career in adult social care.

The prize:

  • you will have the opportunity to work with the Skills for Care marketing team to develop your work, which will be showcased at the conference
  • work experience in a social care setting.

See for more information.


Getting investment banking for students with disabilities

Bank of America Merrill Lynch are hosting Getting Investment banking – an internship event for students with disabilities and health conditions – on 23 October 2014 at their offices in central London (travel expenses reimbursed).

Nine of the world’s leading investment banks will be there, ready to meet talented 1st and 2nd year students.

Go to for full details and how to apply.

Recruitment fairs coming up

As well as the recruitment fairs on campus (Management & finance on 14 Oct; Technology on 15 Oct; and Law on 22Oct), there are also fairs taking place around the country.

These include:

Postgraduate study roadshows

Russell Group Universities are hosting a number of postgraduate study roadshows throughout the country, giving you a chance to meet the UK’s leading universities.


  • Mon 3 – Birmingham
  • Tues 4 – Nottingham
  • Weds 5 – York (Ron Cooke Hub)
  • Thurs 6 – Leeds


  • Mon 8 – Southampton
  • Tues 9 – Warwick
  • Weds 10 – Sheffield
  • Thurs 11 – Edinburgh.

Also, £1,000 bursaries available – register now at