CAREERS BLOG: There are still jobs out there!


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

If it seems like all your friends have graduate jobs, summer work or travelling lined up for the end of the Summer Term and you’ve not yet, don’t despair – there are still opportunities out there. You just need to get looking and applying.

Big company examples

Some of the large companies are still recruiting for both internships and graduate roles. For instance, PwC are currently advertising at www.pwc.co.uk/careers/student/job/job-search.jhtml, with opportunities which can be searched by UK location, international location, business function and work experience programme. PwC have already recruited 29 candidates from York. Could you be the 30th?

Continue reading

Looking for the world’s best and brightest students – world class Masters scholarship to study in China (in English)


Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.
Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications are now open – full details on the website.

针对中国留学生毕业之后留英实习工作的 Tier 5 (International Student Internship Scheme) 签证讲座


讲座概述:
此次讲座主要针对在英中国留学生毕业之后想要留英的工作签证问题。ISIS这个项目是为了方便英国雇主去雇佣中国留学生而设立的。该项目为期一年,在这一年中,实习人需要持有 Tier 5 签证。该项目对于雇主和留学生来说,都是一个很好的契机,因为雇主会在一年实习期之后,决定是否录用你为全职工作人员。此次讲座主要为了解释该项目的背景,目标,优势以及申请该项目所要具备的条件!

背景介绍:
在2014年2月,BIS和UKTI对于ISIS项目做出了提议,随后不久UKVI(英国签证和移民中心)Home Office正式宣布此项目成立。这是一个得到英国政府支持的工作实习项目,成功申请该项目后您将获得 Tier 5 的为期一年的实习签证。该项目主要为了加强英国和中国的商业经济交流和联系。如果您想了解更多关于此项目的信息,请登录官网查询:www.ukisis.org/

Wednesday 29 April – presentation starts at 2.00pm in B/B/ 006 (Biology Block B) – all Chinese students welcome!

GUEST BLOG: Insight into law


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest interview with Simon Wilson, Senior Solicitor at Neil Hudgell Solicitors. Simon talks about how he got started in law and how young hopefuls can start their professional careers in the field of law.

What led to you become a Solicitor? 

I had an interest in the law from a young age. From about 12 I wanted to be a solicitor – in particular criminal cases on the news always fascinated me. This was fuelled by big criminal trials such as Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper) and the Dennis Nilsen trial.

At school I studied Maths, History, Geography and General Studies. I don’t think you need to choose certain A levels and A level law certainly isn’t a pre requisite. My advice would be to choose a variety of subjects in order to demonstrate a wide range of skills.

Continue reading

Science and Technology Careers Newsletter: Tips for a successful career in Science| UK companies hiring tech staff| Careers talks and workshops this term


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Science and Technology Careers Newsletter

WEsignature

It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

Continue reading

Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: Jobs in the third sector| Paid work experience in York this summer| Careers talks and workshops this term


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Social Sciences Careers Newsletter

 

It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with the company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

Continue reading

Arts and Humanities Careers Newsletter: How to use your language skills to get a job| Paid work experience in York this summer |Careers talks & workshops


Summer Term

Weeks 2-5

Arts and Humanities Careers Newsletter

WEsignature

It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed student internships with the company.

Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.

Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!

Continue reading