Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: win £4,000, talk to Careers staff, volunteering work experience

Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 2 – 5 (12 Jan – 6 Feb)

These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!

  • Economics 
    First years – What you need to know about Careers now! Wed 28 Jan (Week 4), D/L/028
    Successful Interviews – Thursday 5 Feb (Week 5), 1.00pm, A/TB/056
  • Education
    Careers workshop – Mon 12 Jan (Week 2) 9.00am, G/169
    Looking for internships and work experience – Monday 26 January (Week 4) 9.00am, D/L/036
    Careers drop in appointments for 3rd year students – Tuesday 27 January (Week 4) 11.00am – 12.00, AEW/106 (no need to book)
  • Politics
    First years: Everything you need to know about Careers now! Wed 28 Jan (Week 4) 12.00, A/TB/056
  • Social Policy and Social Work
    CVs and application forms – Tuesday 20 Jan (Week 3) 10.00am, V/120
    Everything you need to know about Careers now! Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 12.00, LFA/015
    Interview workshop
    – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5) 13.00, D/L/047
  • Sociology
    Impressing employers: Interviews and Assessment Centres Tues 27 Jan (Week 4) 13.00, W/222
    Careers Appointments – Tues 3 Feb (Week 5) 13.00 (check Careers Gateway for further details from Mon 19 Jan.)
  • York Law School
    Application form presentation – Wed 14 Jan (Week 2) 13.30, LMB139 + 40
    Non Law CVs and application forms – Wed 21 Jan (Week 3) 15.30, LMB139 + 40
  • York Management School
    Assessment Centres –  Wed 21 Jan (Week 3), details TBC
    Postgraduates: Assessment centres – Wed 21 Jan (Week 3), details TBC
    Working in the UK – Wed 4 Feb (Week 5) 13.30, LMB 030Full details of all events in Careers Gateway.

*Don’t miss: Working in Education and with young children and young people, Wednesday 21 January 4.00pm – 6.00pm, D/L/028

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Social Sciences Careers Snippets

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General Careers news

Win £4,000 with Careers’ competitions!
You could soon be putting a spring in your step with our exciting competitions this term. There’s a total of £4,000 to be won! The Freelance Challenge is a competition for all budding freelancers with a £1,000 top prize and then there’s the return of Plan ENVY, the University of York’s business plan competition which has £3,000 in prizes. If you’re struggling for ideas, come along to the first ENVY workshop on idea generation on Thursday 5 February (Week 5), 17:00 – 19:00 in P/T/005.

Local volunteering opportunities – apply now with York Students in Communities
Applications open Tuesday Week 2 (13 January) for volunteer roles across York via York Students in Communities. Search across our 5 areas of heritage, conservation, young people, public sector and causes to find the perfect role for you! Opportunities include: Block placements with Jorvik Viking Centre, Conservation with St Nicks, Team project with the National Railway Museum. See the full range and apply via York Students in Communities.

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Careers central events: Weeks 2-5 (12 Jan – 6 Feb)

Insight events

Employer events

  • A day in the life of an IT Consultant with FDM, Wednesday 14 January 1-2pm, G/020
  • An introduction to Change100 and supporting disabled students into employment, Thursday 22 January, 12-1.30pm
  • Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), Wednesday 4 February, The BAT test will provide you with an insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance.
  • Commercial Awareness with KPMG, Thursday 5 February  1-3pm

Skills sessions

  • Pizza, paper, profit: success in business. Tuesday 13 January, 1-5pm. Led by staff from professional services firm, Deloitte. Find out more about the world of business.
  • The Law of Ideas Wednesday 14 January, 1.30-5.30pm . Led by staff from law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, this is an introduction to the concept of intellectual property.
  • Networking for beginners Wednesday 14 January, 2-5pm. An introduction to learning the skills you’ll need to network confidently in the business world.
  • Introduction to British Sign Language, Wednesdays, 7 week course from week 3-9.
  • Numbers for the World of Work, online course designed to help you brush up on your mathematical skills. Starts from Wed 21 Jan.
  • Court in the Act, Tuesday 3 February, 4-6pm. Explore some of the issues faced by local Magistrates.
  • Breaking News, Wednesday 4 February, 1.30-3.30pm . Journalism workshop run by national press agency.
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills, Tuesdays 5 week course from week 3-7
  • Perfect presentations, Thursdays 4 week course from week 4-7

Workshops and talks

  • Preparing for Teacher Training Interviews, Wednesday 14 January, 1-3pm, V/120
  • Applying for the York Award, Tuesday 20 January, 12-1pm, ATB/042 . This talk will explain the application and assessment process for the 2015 York Award.
  • Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS) – Monday 19 January, 3-4pm, P/T/006 and Thursday 22 January, 4-5pm, D/L/036. Find out more about volunteering in a local school next term.
  • Applying for Further Study, Monday 2 February, 2-3pm, AEW/105
  • Disclosing your disability, Wednesday 4 February, 1.30-2.30pm, LMB/021

More information on all of our events can be found on Careers Gateway

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