Careers Newsletter – Weeks 5 and 6

In this issue:

  1. International Work Experience, Study & Volunteering Event, 7 November
  2. Alumni Mentoring Scheme (AMS)
  3. Universum Talent Network – for international students
  4. Launch of “Employers in Residence”
  5. Stand out from the crowd with employers
  6. Applications for York Students in Schools (YSIS) Spring Placements open!  
  7. YSIS International Student Induction
  8. Register for a stall at the student Christmas market
  9. Want to volunteer?
  10. University Community Fund – grants available for volunteer projects
  11. Employers on Campus in Weeks 5 & 6
  12. Careers Events in weeks 5 & 6
  13. More News
  14. Further information about Careers


1. International Work Experience, Study & Volunteering Event, 7 November, Physics PT/005 5.15pm – 7.15pm

If you are interested in spending some time overseas during or after your course, this is the event for you. Whether you want to teach English in Japan, work for the EU, get involved in conservation projects or get some experience to give your CV a global flavour, come along and talk to exhibitors.  For further details see 

2. Alumni Mentoring Scheme (AMS)
After last year’s successful pilot, the Alumni Mentoring Scheme will be running again this term. The AMS provides an excellent opportunity for current students to develop their career planning with the help of an experienced mentor drawn from the university’s extensive alumni network. Applications open in Week 5, and the launch event will take place on Wednesday of Week 6. The scheme itself will run from Week 7 of Autumn term through to Week 7 of Spring term. You can read more about last year’s pilot at, and more information will be available via the Careers website soon.

3. Universum Talent Network – for international students
Are you an international student who wants to connect with leading international employers? Are you looking for work experience or a graduate job in your home country (or elsewhere outside tEurope) As a York student you are personally invited to join this exciting new initiative to connect with global employers to find out about international career opportunities and internships.  The Universum Talent Network will put you in touch with international employers looking for your particular mix of skills and traits. You can match your profile against the requirements of your preferred industries and get feedback, personal invitations from employers and lots more.  Register now at:

4. Launch of “Employers in Residence”

Careers has launched a new opportunity for students to talk face-to-face with top graduate employers. Our “Employers in Residence” series, unique to York, brings exciting companies from a range of sectors on to campus for a day to chat about their organisation and the job and internship opportunities they have on offer.  To see who is on  campus and when, see all “Employers in Residence” at

5. Stand out from the crowd with employers

Here in Careers, we know how competitive the job market is. But we also know what employers are looking for, and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. The Employability Tutorial in the Yorkshare VLE can help you do this. If you looked at it last year, we have made lots of improvements based on student feedback – have a look at the Employability Tutorial now to see how we can help.

6. Applications for York Students in Schools (YSIS) Spring Placements open!  
Interested in teaching? Or just want to gain some more experience working with children and young people? Applications for YSIS Spring placements are open! Apply by Monday Week 6 of this term for a Spring placement, visit for more information.

7. YSIS – International Student Induction
Any international students who would like to find out more about volunteering in schools are invited to an induction led by YSIS staff on Wednesday, week 5. The session will cover the UK education system, volunteering in UK schools, expectations of a YSIS placement, and the international CRB check. Students who have applied for a YSIS Spring placement are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as students who are considering taking part in YSIS.  For more information and to sign up to the induction, visit  and look under the “Get Involved” tab.”

8. Register for a stall at the student Christmas market – make some money!
Although Christmas may seem a while away yet, now’s the time to get thinking about what you could make, bake or source to sell at Careers‘ first ever Christmas market. Taking place from 11:00 – 14:30 on Wednesday 5th December (week 9) in James Hall, it’s the perfect opportunity to make a little money before Christmas in a fun, creative way. Not sure what to sell? Possible ideas could include homemade gifts, decorations, cards and paper, novelty items – think festive presents!
For more information and to register for a stall, please visit

9. Want to volunteer?

Our York Students in Communities team is currently advertising a range of volunteering opportunities in York, with organisations include the Adult and Community Education Service, Bootham Park Hospital, Castle Howard, the Children’s Society, the Conservation Volunteers, CYC Libraries, the Wilberforce Trust, York Archaeological Trust and York Youth Support. For more information visit  and click “Current Opportunities”. Deadline: midnight Sunday Week 6 (18 November).

10. University Community Fund – grants available for volunteer projects

Applications are now open for the University Community Fund, which offers grants of up to £5000 for small scale volunteer-based projects which are sustainable, involve a community organisation and benefit the community and the University. For more information and to apply  and click “Sources of Funding”. Deadline: midnight, Friday week 8 (30 November).

11. Employers on Campus in Weeks 5 & 6

The following employers will be holding events on campus or in York in weeks 5 & 6.  If you would like to come to any of these events you need to book a place. Further instructions can be found under the event listing at:

  •  6 November: Deloitte Autumn Careers Evening
  • 6 November: Addleshaw Goddard Presentation
  • 7 November: Preparing for Psychometric Assessments with PwC
  • 7 November: Dinner & drinks with Baker & McKenzie
  • 8 November: City Law by Robert Sutton
  • 12 November: Assessment centre case study with Deloitte
  • 12 November: Law: It’s a big deal
  • 13 November: NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme
  • 15 November: Dinner with PwC

12. Careers Events in weeks 5 & 6

These events are happening in weeks 5 & 6. For further information and to see a list of the full term’s Careers events, please see

  • 5 November: York Enterprise Scheme
  • 6 November: Introduction to the York Award
  • 6 November: Global York Week Study Abroad Fair
  • 7 November: International Work Experience, Study & Volunteering event
  • 7 November: Effective Job Application Forms
  • 7 November: York Students in Schools Induction for International Students
  • 7 November: Project Management
  • 15 November: Shape up your CV and Covering Letter

13. More News

Don’t forget to check out the News page on our website. This is updated regularly and currently contains information on:

  • European travel bursaries for next summer;
  • what skills make a successful Marketer and
  • using your foreign language skills to support children in York,

plus many many more articles.  Take a look at

14. Further information about Careers