CAREERS BLOG: The Final Countdown for Final Year Undergrads

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Week 7 and if you’re a final year undergrad, the end of your course is fast approaching!

In the Summer Term, many students are concentrating so much on their exams and final assessments that they may not have had time for job hunting and planning their future careers.

For those who want some help with preparing for life after graduation or applications and interviews, we are running a series of events – the Final Countdown. Have a look at what’s on offer…

Graduating this summer, what next? An overview of the main options open to graduates, exploring approaches to generating career ideas and what help is available after you graduate.

  • Date and time: 10 June, 13:15 – 14:15
  • Venue: A/EW/104

Considering a Masters Guiding you through the issues to consider, choosing a course, an making successful applications.

  • Date and time: 11 June, 13:15 – 14:15
  • Venue: A/EW/104

Job search workshops Organised by academic subject area and introducing you to a range of web resources.

Arts & Humanities:

  • Date and time: 11 June, 14:15 – 15:15
  • Venue: LFA/015

Social Sciences:

  • Date and time: 12 June, 16:15 – 17:15
  • venue: LFA/015


  • Date and time: 13 June, 16:15 – 17:15
  • Venue: D/114

CV and application basics Introduction to making effective applications.

  • Date and time: 17 June, 12:15 – 13:15
  • Venue: D/056

Interview basics Learn about different types of interviews and how to impress.

  • Date and time: 18 June, 15:15 – 16:15
  • Venue: A/EW/105

CV and application trouble-shooting For those with a CV, but with no success with job applications. Discuss issues, get feedback and work on different techniques to enhance your prospects. You will need to have read the information sheets on CVs and applications and worked through the VLE CV Guide before attending this event.

  • Date and time: 18 June, 13:15 – 14:45
  • Venue: A/EW/105

Interview trouble-shooting Designed to help anyone struggling at interview stage. Discuss issues and concerns and practise responding to competency-based questions. You will need to have read the information sheet on preparing for interviews before attending this event.

  • Date and time: 19 June, 14:15 – 15:45
  • Venue: P/L/006

Graduating with a 2:2, 3rd or pass Exploring career planning to reach your goal, job hunting and application techniques for those graduating with a lower result than expected.

  • Date and time: 27 June, 13:15 – 1:15
  • Venue: A/TB/042

With the exception of the Communications masterclass (bookable via the Interactive Careers Service), there’s no need to book – just turn up.

Don’t forget, you can still come and see us in the Careers building if you need advice, information and help with these or any other careers-related issues.