September insights – investment banking and Social Media Week


Insight events and a conference coming up this month in London – book quickly if you’d like a place:

Stand Out – an investment banking insight event for female undergraduates, any subject, predicted 2:1, to find out about opportunities and internships, 22 September, central London.  More details and booking information on the website.

Inside & Out – for 1st and 2nd year LGBT students interested in developing an understanding of the investment banking sector, and to help you find out about internships and full time opportunities on offer, 29 December, central London, more information on the website.

Social Media Week London is offering some free places to students, startups and non-profits to attend the sessions, masterclasses, networking events etc, 14-18 September, deadline for scholarship applications 7 September.

Feedback to Prospects could win you £150 ASOS vouchers


Prospects website understands that students and graduates have different preferences when it comes to accessing careers advice and the latest opportunities. To help it continue to provide products and services of value to students it is carrying out a student survey to help it understand more about how students access this type of information.

User opinions are really important to Prospects  – the survey shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete, and as a thank you, respondents will have the option at the end of the survey to be entered into a prize draw to win £150 of ASOS vouchers.

Survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKCF7FQ

CAREERS BLOG: Hidden web gems – student groups’ pages


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

Most of the information on our web pages is appropriate for the majority of students. For example, if you want part-time work or you’re starting to think about your future career, the basic information is the same whether you’re a postgrad, undergrad, UK or international student.

However, there are issues which are specific to certain groups of students – whether that’s regulations about working in the UK as an international student; disclosing a disability during the recruitment process; or the different way careers help is available to distance learners.

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CAREERS BLOG: Hidden web gems – Careers timeline


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

There are lots of activities, student groups and experiences you can be involved with while at university. It might be working part-time, helping out with a local community initiative or being part of a student society. The order you do these activities is up to you, but many students tell us they would like some ideas of what to do and when to do them –  particularly to help improve their chances of getting into a career area of interest to them.

In response, we created the Careers timeline. There are two versions – one for undergrads and the other for taught postgrads (taught Masters students can access their tailored version by clicking on the View Masters version link on the main page). It’s there to give ideas and suggestions of what career-related actions you could be taking during your time at York. These include:

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Calling all Chinese Graduates!


Worried about what to do next? Not sure which direction to go in, or how to utilize your degree? Want to find an Internship but don’t know how? We have the perfect opportunity for you.  On the 10th August The International Student Internship Scheme (ISIS) will be holding an Open Day for all Chinese graduates based here in the UK at Birkbeck University of London. The event will have a number of presentations from top UK and Chinese companies that are based here in the UK with a Q&A session afterwards. If you would like to join the event, please add our public WeChat account: ISISUK and send us your name, university, email address, and telephone number. If you would like to find out more about Tier 5 GAE Visa sponsorship, or how to find a job in the UK after you graduate, please visit our website.