Finding Graduate Jobs


By Stephen Furlong, Careers Information Officer Searching for your first graduate job can be stressful, but there are things you can do to make the process a little easier. Find the right job sites It helps to know where to look. Job sites like Indeed can be great because they list so many vacancies – … Continue reading Finding Graduate Jobs

What do you actually do?! Episode 10: Oscar Bentley, Sustainability Programme Internship


Today’s episode of What Do You Actually Do!? will be focusing on doing an internship with the Student Internship Bureau. We’re talking to Oscar Bentley, who did an internship with the Department of Estates and Campus Services at the University. https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Nu1Rm9oi5s1eXTueCGM3R Subscribe on your favourite platform now. Transcript Hello and welcome to this episode of … Continue reading What do you actually do?! Episode 10: Oscar Bentley, Sustainability Programme Internship

Putting off thinking about your future? How not to procrastinate


Procrastination. Even seasoned professionals aren’t immune to it. I say this with certainty, as I’ve just spent the last five minutes trying to repair a cafetière in the staff kitchen, putting off returning to my desk to write this blog. Whether it’s in a work or study situation, most people will procrastinate – it’s a … Continue reading Putting off thinking about your future? How not to procrastinate

“Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview


There’s some great help and advice on preparing for, and attending, job interviews in our info sheet. It includes thinking about how you’ll answer interview questions using the CAR or STAR technique. Use whichever you find easier to remember, to help structure your reply. Answering the question  CAR stands for Context, Action, Result. STAR stands … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview

Time to take stock


You may remember, we spent the first half of term encouraging you to get involved with all sorts of activities from work experience to volunteering, student societies to attending careers fairs. Hopefully, you did do one or two things - but there’s no point in just doing! We suggested trying things out so you could … Continue reading Time to take stock

5 actions to refine your business idea


Creating business ideas is exciting. Narrowing your ideas into one cohesive busines plan is a challenge. Co-founder of LovetheSales.com, Stuart Mclure, gives you 5 techniques to help you to refine your business idea.

Spotlight on Placement Years


So you might have heard people talk about doing a ‘Year In Industry’ or a ‘Placement Year’ and wonder what it’s all about? There are 8 departments here at York who have a Year In Industry programme. They are the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Electronic Engineering, Environment and Geography, Mathematics, Politics and The York … Continue reading Spotlight on Placement Years

GUEST BLOG: The Recruitment Wish List – what skills do employers look for?


Guest blog written by Jessica Ching, Digital Content and Marketing Executive at graduate recruitment experts,  Give a Grad a Go It can often feel like employers are looking for a very specific person in terms of qualifications and work experience – but in reality, there are a number of other things that employers look for in … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: The Recruitment Wish List – what skills do employers look for?

What do you actually do!? Episode 14: Sarah Dagnell, Professional Development Leader


Today’s episode of What Do You Actually Do!? will be focusing on grad schemes. We interviewed Sarah Dagnell, a professional development leader for STEM Learning Centre. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/09FCfrDxJQbAIAc7hMUJ6R About Sarah Useful links For more information on working for STEM and non-teaching education roles see: Education sector: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/teacher-training-and-education/jobs-in-education Training and development roles: … Continue reading What do you actually do!? Episode 14: Sarah Dagnell, Professional Development Leader

What do you actually do!? Episode 13: Lewis McDowell, Graduate Scheme at L’Oreal


Today’s episode of What Do You Actually Do!? will be focusing on grad schemes. We interviewed Management graduate Lewis McDowell, who now works at L'Oreal. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/52yphfEVLnyQpvgTMMH6fD About Lewis Useful links For more information on working in Marketing: https://www.york.ac.uk/students/work-volunteering-careers/ideas/sectors/advertising/https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/marketing-advertising-and-prhttps://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/browse-sector/marketing-advertising-and-pr For more information about L’Oreal and their insight days, internships and graduate … Continue reading What do you actually do!? Episode 13: Lewis McDowell, Graduate Scheme at L’Oreal