Goldman Sachs Technology Meet Up & Networking Event

This relatively informal event on Tuesday 18 August provides an insight into the wide variety of graduate opportunities. Plus there’s also the chance to network with GS Tech representatives. It’s open to penultimate and final years students from all degree disciplines.

If you’d like to apply for this event hosted in London, visit the event web page. Deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Thursday 13 August.

CAREERS BLOG: Hidden web gems – York profiles

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

Want to know what it’s really like working in a particular job or work sector?  Would you like to hear it from those in the role?

It’s always good to find out about what a type of work’s really like direct from those doing the job, rather than just reading generic information. Even better is hearing from recent graduates, who were once in your position – studying at York and researching and choosing their future career.

Our York profiles give you an insight into a role, with graduates giving a taster of

  • What their job entails
  • How they got their job
  • What skills they think are helpful to have
  • The best things about their job
  • The things they’re not so fond of!
  • Plus other great bits of inside knowledge.

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CAREERS BLOG: Eager employers seek dynamic final year students…

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green  Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

…even before you reach your final year!

Once upon a time graduate recruiters started their recruitment process (often referred to as ‘the Milkround’) at the start of the Autumn Term, by placing adverts on graduate careers websites and in magazines and employer directories. They would then trawl around the country, visiting university careers services and giving presentations on campus.

With employers wanting the brightest and the best graduates, many recruiters start seeking them out much earlier. For first year students this might mean Insight Day and competitions. For second / penultimate years, structured internships and interaction through workshops and seminars might be the norm. For final year students, much earlier vacancy release dates, careers fairs and a variety of assessment processes.

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CAREERS BLOG: Hidden web gems – job sectors

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

Where do you look for jobs in marketing? What are the professional associations in the environment sector? What can you do at York to improve your chances of getting into politics and public affairs?

You can find out the answers to these questions and more on the Careers website’s job sector pages.

Split into Explore the sector and Getting into the sector, you can find out what the sector involves, the skills you’ll need and what work experience would be useful. There’s also advice on how to research the sector, and consider whether it’s the right one for you. All in one handy place.

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GUEST BLOG: What’s it like to be a project manager?

GUEST kam photo Kam Sahota, Project Manager at Viking Direct, talks to us about how she got started in project management. 

Why did you decide to work in the industry and how did it start? 

“When I grow up I want to be a project manager” was never a sentence that came to mind as I was growing up.

I started working a part time job in a call centre when I started college. I worked there for 8 years in various different roles and, whilst none had the title ‘project manager’, they all required the same skill set of a PM – organisation, efficiency, proactivity, planning and prioritisation.

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