Get ready to grab an internship!


Do you: want to use your summer vacation to get some top-notch work experience? fancy making a difference to an organisation you work for?want to experience working in a particular sector or role? need something tangible for your CV?want to stay in the York area over summer? If it’s ‘yes’ to any or all of … Continue reading Get ready to grab an internship!

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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 9: Laura Hallett, Head of Strategic Projects and Change


Today’s episode of What Do You Actually Do!? is all about working in the Higher Education sector in non-academic roles. We’re talking to Laura Hallett, who works at York St John University as Head of Strategic Projects and Change. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. Transcript Hello and welcome to this episode of What do … Continue reading What do you actually do?! Episode 9: Laura Hallett, Head of Strategic Projects and Change

What do you actually do?! Episode 8: Richard Knight, Production liaison and former Location Manager


Today’s episode of What Do You Actually Do!? is all about working in film and television. We're talking to Richard Knight, who works in production liaison for Screen Yorkshire, and he is also a former location manager. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6oeK2WpuiwW0xp6g1ggTnI Transcript KM: "You're listening to the What Do You Actually Do … Continue reading What do you actually do?! Episode 8: Richard Knight, Production liaison and former Location Manager

What do you actually do?! Episode 7: Cat Schroeter, Senior Community Fundraiser


Today's episode of What Do You Actually Do!? is all about working in the Charity sector. We are talking to Cat Schroeter who works at Action For Children as Senior Community Fundraiser. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ez5To0NiH38GyqYBKgsW9 Transcript KM: "You're listening to the What Do You Actually Do Podcast - each week we … Continue reading What do you actually do?! Episode 7: Cat Schroeter, Senior Community Fundraiser

What do you actually do?! Episode 6: J.T. Welsch, Writer and Lecturer


Today's episode of What Do You Actually Do!? explores the role of J.T. Welsch, Lecturer in English and the Creative Industries. Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/224UrnRh2PN1LgFzXQk5gi K: Hello and welcome to this episode of What Do You Actually Do!? This week we'll be talking about academia. We're joined by J.T. Welsch who works … Continue reading What do you actually do?! Episode 6: J.T. Welsch, Writer and Lecturer