Do you want to be spotted by international companies – and win a dream trip?

Do you want to be spotted by international companies and add an experience to your CV? While winning your dream trip?

Studyka launches 3 new international challenges! Present your idea in a 3-slide PowerPoint document and come to Paris to present your project!

The Vinci 2020 Global Climate Challenge: Imagine innovative, easy-to-implement solutions that have a rapid and significant environmental impact. (End of registration April 19th) More than $100 000 of gifts to win!

The Airport of Paris “Idea for Boarding” Challenge: Come up with innovative and smart ways of moving in large international airports. (End of registration May 3rd) Win a trip around the world!

Hack4Europe: Create a prototype of the next innovative application and come present it at the Ministry of the economy in Paris! (End of registration May 17th) 15 trips to San Franscico to win!

Other awards: Trips to international cities (Paris, San Franscico, New York…), iPad Mini, Kindle tablets, gift-vouchers and lots of other prize to win.

Do you want to participate? Register on, create or join a team of 2 or 3 members and get spotted by major companies!

Improve your confidence in Maths – free online course

Improve your mathematical confidence and gain the skills to pass employers’ numeracy tests with this free online course from Loughborough University: Numeracy skills for employability and the workplace.  The course may be helpful if you are:

  • applying for work placements or internships
  • applying for employment
  • applying for a course that requires you to pass numeracy skills tests
  • in employment seeking promotion or wishing to upskill
  • anyone who wishes to refresh their knowledge of numeracy
  • anyone who wishes to improve their mathematical confidence for everyday life.

You can sign up now, and the course runs for three weeks from 15 June.

You can also sign up for the Numbers for the world of work online course offered by Careers, which runs each term.  Bookings for next term’s course open in Careers Gateway on Monday 13 April.

And don’t forget to keep a record of any skills courses and other experience in your Employability Tutorial on the VLE – that way, when you come to write your CV or fill in an application, you’ll have the information you need together in one place.

Event Reminder: Are you a PhD or Postdoc who would like to work in China (English speaking university)

If you are interested in the following event please submit your CV asap .

In conjunction with the University of York CSSA, a career talk by representatives from the Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School (China) will take place on Thursday 26 March, from 5 pm – 7pm, in Alcuin Teaching Building A/TB/042.

The school is currently recruiting a large number of staff  – target applicants are final year PhD students and Post-docs as well as professors, associate professors and assistant professors.  The working language in the Graduate School will be English so the opportunity is NOT restricted to Chinese applicants – all nationalities are welcome.

Free drinks and food will be provided at the event. You can check out the wide range of vacancies available on Careers Gateway or online on the Harbin Institute of Technology Graduate School website.

If you are interested in applying, or would like to attend the Career Talk please  send your CV/resume to

Graduate Opportunities, internships and events for Japanese speakers

The following opportunities and events are now available for anyone with good Japanese language skills:

1. Nikko Asset Management – Graduate Program and Summer internship Recruitment seminar and interviews:  Date: 18 (Sat) 19 (Sun) April in London

Location: Hilton Euston 

Nikko Asset Management is Asia’s premier global asset manager, with approximately 18.64 trillion yen in assets under management. (JP) (EN)

Person Description:

Graduate Program: Current students (Year 2015 and Year 2016 graduate)/ Recent graduates

Summer internship: Current students (Year 2015, Year 2016 and Year 2017 graduate)/ Recent graduates

Degree: Bachelors, Masters

Language skills: Japanese (Business level) AND English (Business level)



2. Mitsui & Co.,LTD – Graduate Program

Seminar & Interview: 2 and 3  May in London (4 May TBC)


Person Description:

Graduate Program: Current students (Year 2015 and Year 2016 graduate)/Recent graduates

Degree: Bachelors, Masters, Doctors, MBA    Language skills: Japanese (Business level)


3. JT (Japan Tabaco) Recruitment seminar – 11th (Thu) 12th (Fri) June 2015 in London



4. BALJOB2015 Career Fair in London – 13th (Sat) & 14th (Sun) June 2015at ExCel London 

Attending Companies (approx. 20 companies): Mitsui & Co.,Ltd., Panasonic, BOSCH Japan, JICA(Japan International Corporation Agency), Osaka Gas Co.,Ltd. and more.

Great opportunity to meet more than 20 major Japanese companies.


Student & Young Planner Awards 2015

These awards are open to any student in their final year of university and Young Planners with less than two years’ work experience.

For students it’s your chance to win an internship at top agency, Fallon, or be fast tracked into the second interview stage for Leo Burnett’s graduate programme. For Young Planners it’s the opportunity to win your first APG Creative Strategy Award.

The brief was created jointly by Leo Burnett and McDonald’s: refresh the appeal of a 60 year old product for your own peer group, the McDonald’s Big Mac.

Entrants are all to answer the same brief by submitting a written paper of up to 1,000 words or less.  Along with a summary of 200 words to be featured on our website. This is a live brief issued by a senior client at McDonald’s who will be active in the judging process. View the brief.

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2015. 


York Award of the Year 2014 sets up charity – Lauriston Lights

Two York alumni from 2014, graduates of Derwent College, one of them, the York Award of the Year 2014, have set up a charity called Lauriston Lights, a summer camp for bright disadvantaged children.

Apply as a university student to be a mentor at a Lauriston Lights summer camp in August, designed to improve the lives of 11 year olds from deprived backgrounds.

To find out more and to apply, check out

Deadline: Friday 20th March.

Study abroad

Have you undertaken study abroad or are you considering it?

On behalf of UniversitiesUK and the British Council, the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) is undertaking a survey to obtain students’ and recent graduates’ perspectives on spending time abroad during degree programmes.

We are interested in exchanges or other periods spent in an overseas university, work placements abroad, volunteering abroad or any other overseas element of your degree (or mobility scheme linked with your university), provided it is between two weeks and a year in duration.

We’d like you to complete our online survey if you are a current student or recent graduate who:

  • Has spent one or more periods like this abroad
  • Has applied for study abroad (or another mobility scheme) and is waiting to go
  • Applied but did not go, for whatever reason
  • Considered a scheme or study abroad, but did not apply
  • Is considering it now.

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