All the latest Careers news in our newsletter

  1. Student Bloggers wanted
  2. Employers on Campus in Weeks 7 & 8
  3. Careers Events in Weeks 7 & 8
  4. Applying for the York Award
  5. Is your job application really good enough?
  6. Last call for stalls at the University’s Christmas Market!
  7. Got an idea for a volunteering project to benefit your community?  Read on…
  8. York Students In Schools – what students say
  9. Free graduate recruitment directories 
  10. More news
  11. Further information about Careers

 1. Student Bloggers wanted
Do you have plenty to say about all things careers related? Any burning issues that you want to tell your fellow students about? Now is your chance. We are giving students the chance to write for the Careers website next term. It could be about your internship experience, your best/worst job, your thoughts about the graduate recruitment market, or anything else – as long as it is related to careers and would be of interest to other students. Want to get involved? Email your details to careers@york.ac.uk

2. Employers on Campus in Weeks 7 & 8
Please book for all employer events at www.york.ac.uk/careers/ics

  • 19 November: Universum – Talent Network for International Students
    21 November: Launch your financial career – Bloomberg Assessment test
  • 21 November: Jaguar Land Rover Graduate opportunities
  • 22 November: Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Looking for a career in the Art world?
  • 28 November: Campaigning and communication skills with Oxfam
  • 29 November: Employer in residence – Deloitte

3. Careers Events in Weeks 7 & 8

These events are happening in weeks 7 & 8. For further information and to see a list of the rest of the term’s Careers events, please see www.york.ac.uk/careers/ics

  •  19 November: Impressing at Interviews
  • 21 November: Preparing for PGCE interviews
  • 27 November: Considering a Masters?
  • 30 November: Disclosing your disability

4. Applying for the York Award

In your final year of study you can begin the assessment phase for the York Award. The assessment requires you to reflect on your experiences during your time at York and the skills you have developed.  You need to assess whether you have got enough points to be eligible to apply for the York Award. We ask that you assign points to your experiences; these must collectively total at least 100 points. You will then need to complete a York Award Application form which will be available on our website at the end of this term.
Our website contains some guidelines on how to allocate points to your experiences, at www.york.ac.uk/careers/yorkaward
You can get further information about the assessment by:

  • Coming to an Applying for the York Award workshop in week 9 or early next term
  • Booking a York Award appointment via the Interactive Careers Service.

5. Is your job application really good enough?
If you are a final year applying for a graduate scheme, or a second year applying for an internship, how much time do you spend on each application? Do you go for quantity over quality in the hope that someone, somewhere will notice your application and offer you your dream job?  Understanding how to make a strong application has never been more important.  Read about how you can make your application stand out from the crowd here http://php.york.ac.uk/fs/care1/blog/?p=4810

6. Last call for stalls at the University’s Christmas Market!
It’s mid-November, which can only mean one thing – Christmas is fast approaching! If you’d like to make a bit of money, as well as develop your skills and experience, why not have a go at selling your products at Careers’ first ever Christmas Market? It’s going to be held on Wednesday 5th December, from 11am-2pm in James Hall.  To register for a stall, please complete the following form, bit.ly/RegisterStall.  For further information and ideas on what to sell, visit bit.ly/UoYXmasMarket

7. Got an idea for a volunteering project to benefit your community?  Read on…
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, Visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/communities and go to the ‘Sources of Funding’ tab. The deadline for applications is midnight, Friday week 8 (30 November).

8. York Students In Schools – what students say
Recruitment for Spring 2013 placements has now closed but if you are interested in applying you will get another chance to apply next term for Summer 2013. In the meantime, you can learn more about YSIS by having a look at the experiences of previous participants. Go to www.york.ac.uk/careers/ysis  and click the “What Students Say” tab.

9. Free graduate recruitment directories

Careers stocks FREE graduate recruitment directories including:

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
  • LEX 100 Guide to Premier Law Firms
  • The Guardian UK 300 most popular graduate employers
  • GET Directory
  • Prospects Postgraduate funding guide
  • Placement and Internship Guides

There are also a range of publications by sector. We have sector focused guides covering City and Finance, Law, IT, Management Consultancy and Actuaries.

Call in to Careers to collect your free copy.

10. More news
Win an iPad and work experience in Akzo Nobel’s writing competition. Closing date 23 November – more details at www.akzonobel.com/amagazine

Are you a final year student interested in a career in marketing? Have a look at the free IDM Summer School. Closing date 15 February 2013.  www.theidm.com/about/educational-trust/summer-school/

11. Further Information about Careers
Lots more information available 24 hours a day at www.york.ac.uk/careers
Read the latest careers news at http://php.york.ac.uk/fs/care1/blog/
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm (term time)
Details of our full event programme for Autumn 2012: www.york.ac.uk/careers/events
Follow us on social media: www.york.ac.uk/careers/socialmedia