#FridayCatchUp – last one of 2013

As Autumn Term ends and the Christmas festivities beckon, we in Careers just wanted to wish you the season’s greetings, plus give you a few suggestions of things to do during the vacation!

If, amongst the turkey left-overs, cringe-worthy cracker jokes, and the Christmas Day ratings war of Eastenders v Downtown Abbey, you want to keep the careers bit of your brain active, why not try some of these…?

  1. Complete your York Award application, if you’re a final year undergrad. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 24 January 2014, so don’t leave it till the last minute – use that spare time between  the Queen’s speech and yet another repeat of Home Alone 2 to at least start listing all the things you’ve been doing while at York.
  2. Ward off those tricky questions from mums, dads, great-aunts and granddads about what you’re going to do after university, by using the Employability Tutorial to plan ahead.
  3. New diary for Christmas? Check out the events programme for next term and book those dates in now!
  4. You’ve got your academic timetable ready for the Spring Term, so check out the Careers Timeline for ideas to fill your spare time. From volunteering opportunities to getting involved with a student soc, there are lots of activities available.
  5. Get ready for New Year job hunting – draft up your CV, so you’re ready to go.

Finally, enjoy your Christmas break – go to a party, spend time with the family, eat more After Eight mints than are good for you…and relax!

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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