A period of work or study overseas can really boost your CV and could be one way to help you stand out from the crowd.
If you are interested in finding out more about getting work experience, volunteering or studying overseas come along to our International Work Experience, Study & Volunteering event on Wednesday 7 November in Physics PT/005a/6, from 5.15pm – 7.15pm.
You will be able to meet and talk to a range of organisations who can help you find opportunities to get work experience or volunteer around the world. Check out the organisations who will be attending, and do your research. Think about what you might want to do and how it might fit into your longer term plans.
The University’s Study Abroad office will also be there to answer questions from those who fancy going overseas to study during your degree.
Although the event primarily focuses on shorter term opportunities, the University representative of EU Careers will also attend so if you are thinking about graduate work within the EU come along and talk to him.
You can also talk to York student Jake Williams, who has independently organised his own trips to the Gambia, West Africa to do two summer internships which he set up himself. Talk to Jake if you want to find out more about his experiences.
Lots of York students have already been overseas to work or study and they have told us how valuable they have found the experience. You can read about some of them to find out what they did and how they did it – you’ll be inspired!