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UoY Careers newspaper illyExternal events and news you might be interested in


Altum Consulting  have recently launched their CSR program for 2016: The Altumate Challenge 2016 They are looking for entrants who wish to undertake an amazing adventure this year and raise money for a registered charity. They are offering the winner £5000 towards the cost of undertaking their challenge. They are also offering a further £1,000 towards their charitable fundraising target.

Opportunity for Hong Kong students

A partner organisation of the British Council, UK Joint University HK Career Society is providing a ‘Hire Graduates Channel’ together with Classified Post, Hong Kong’s leading online recruitment portal. This channel is only available to Hong Kong students studying in the UK, and recent Hong Kong graduates. Please register at

In addition, the UK Joint University HK Career Society is organising a recruitment fair to be held on August 6th in Hong Kong, with over 20 major employers attending. Students who are registered will receive details about the fair.

Latest Careers News – Summer week 4


Don’t miss out…

  • Applications are open NOW until Sunday Week 5 for a York Students in Communities placement.  Click here to see what’s on offer
  • Tier 5 Toolkit update for international students wanting to work in the UK
  • York Profiles & Mentors is a career profiles and mentoring tool for University of York students, created by Careers and York Alumni Association.



GUEST BLOG: Choosing the right size company for you

UoY Careers Balloon illywritten by Samantha Condliffe, Digital Marketing Exec at Infinities

As a new graduate it is often a scramble to apply for as many jobs as possible due to the large number of fresh new faces entering the world of work at once. Whilst it may be important to secure your first job quickly, it is equally important to ensure you find the right company for you rather than settling for the first opportunity which arises. There are a number of things you should consider including location, pay etc but one of the main things you should consider is the size of the company you want to work for.

Many people have the misconception that to be successful you have to work in a large, well known company.  However, in reality you can become just as successful in a small or medium sized organisation.

Here are a few things to consider when making that decision: Continue reading

Careers events ahead

Check out events for the week ahead. More at

Skills courses

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 15:00 – Lesson planning and facilitating learning, PGCE team

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 11:00 – Marketing and Heritage, Jo Parker, National Trust

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 12:30 – RDT: Career Planning for Researchers

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 14:00 – Postgraduates: Job hunting – where and when to look

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 15:oo – Leadership skills, Olivia Mooney, Teach First

Week 4, Fri 6 May, 11:30 – Finalists: How to generate and research your career ideas

Careers workshops/briefings

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 12:00 – Finalists: Careers advice drop-in, Careers

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 17:00 – Social Sciences careers evening, D/L/036

Departmental events

Week 4, Tues 3 May, 11:30 – TFTV: IM skills session, RCH/204

Week 4, Tues 3 May, 14:00 – Social Sciences careers drop-in, Careers

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 17:00 – Social Sciences careers evening, D/L/036

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 10:00 – Economics Careers appointments, A/EC/003

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 13:00 – Social Sciences careers appointments, Careers






GUEST BLOG: Internships

Guest blog written by Anthony Chui, Analyst | Indirect Tax, Deloitte LLP

I’m Anthony and I studied Economics at York. I completed Deloitte’s Summer Vacation Scheme (SVS) in the summer of 2014 and began my graduate role full time in September UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green2015. My SVS scheme was in Indirect Tax Consultancy and Private Client Services. During the scheme I was given a huge array of responsibility – for example drafting client correspondence, researching potential opportunities to existing clients, and attending client meetings. I worked on different projects with a variety of people. The SVS scheme gave me great insight into the culture within Deloitte and what a full time role would be like after university. Continue reading

In other news…

External events you might be interested in :UoY Careers newspaper illy

  1. Urban development experience

DPU SummerLab 2016 programme for students studying and/or interested in urban development issue. Apply by 4 July

  1. Fly your thesis competition

Student teams (Masters/PhD in life science, physical science or engineering) invited to submit proposals related to designing, building and flying their experiment in a parabolic flight campaign. Proposal deadline 16 May.

Careers latest news

ideaWe are delighted that so many first year students (a quarter of first years) have applied for the York Award and jumped into the York experience this year. Well done if you’re one of those who have applied, and we hope you’ll continue to build on this year’s achievements and think about going for York Award Gold next year.

Whether or not you applied this time, there are more opportunities coming up for you to get the most out of being a student at York – don’t miss out!

The Student Internship Bureau are currently recruiting for their summer internship projects based virtually, or in and around York. These are paid internships which are exclusive to York students, and a great way to gain work experience!

Apply now for volunteering projects in the Autumn term! York Students in Schools and York Students in Communities are recruiting now until Sunday 15 May (week 5).

Don’t miss our Summer Recruitment Fair on Monday 6 June. If you haven’t got work experience lined up this summer, or want to find out about internship opportunities next summer, then this is the place to be!