Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb-1 Mar)
These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!
* Don’t miss: Working in Media, Journalism & Publishing; Arts & Heritage and Environment & Sustainability, Thursday 26 February, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Physics.
Find out about opportunities and current issues in these sectors. Get tips and advice on work experience, skills and training, and how to land that all-important first job. Chat to people working in these areas – including some recent graduates from the University of York.
Three concurrent panel Q&A sessions will be followed by a drinks reception and opportunity to chat informally with people working in all of these sectors, in P/T/005/005a/006. This event is recommended for all years of study, including postgraduate students.
- History of Art
Marketing yourself to Arts and Heritage employers (you should bring a copy of your CV to this event) – Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 9:00-10:00am, BS/005 (Berrick Saul Building)
- Language and Linguistic Science
Introduction to the Employability Tutorial – Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 10:00-11:00am, A/EW/004 (Alcuin East Wing)
Introduction to the Employability Tutorial – Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 2:00-3:00pm, A/EW/004 (Alcuin East Wing)
Introduction to the Employability Tutorial – Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 5:00-6:00pm, A/EW/004 (Alcuin East Wing)
Careers drop-in advice – Tue 17 Feb (Week 7), 2:00-3:30pm, E/107 (Music)
Careers drop-in for 3rd years – Thu 5 Feb (Week 5), 2:00-3:00pm, SB/A 109 (Professor Peter Lamarque’s office)
Writing effective CVs (for 2nd years) – Thu 12 Feb (Week 6), 11:00-12:00pm, A/EW/003 (Alcuin East Wing)
Writing effective CVs (for 3rd years) – Thu 19 Feb (Week 7), 2:00-3:00pm, B/B/002 (Biology)
- English and Related Literature
English Alumni Evening (meet recent York grads working in a range of sectors and roles) – Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 6:00-8.00pm, ATB/056 & 057 (Alcuin Teaching Block)
Panelists and sectors:
Sophie Nicholls, Management grad scheme, NHS
Zena Jarjis, Communications Executive for Initials Marketing
Caitlin Green, Marketing and Events Coordinator for International Service (NGO)
Ryan Drummond, Case handler for Capita, due to start LPC and secured training contract with Linklaters (Law)
Jordan Allwood, Intern and Runner, Universal Films
Careers Alumni event – Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-8:30pm, TFTV/041 (Scenic Stage Theatre) & TFTV/046 (Black Box Theatre)
Arts and Humanities Careers Snippets
2 What have the following jobs got in common: TV Development Researcher, Commercial Manager, Tax Associate, Strategic Analyst, Teacher, Reporter, Trainee Solicitor? They are all careers that York History graduates have gone into. Read about their experiences and contact them to find out more/get their advice via our Graduate Profiles database
4 Join digital media production company, Carve, for a day’s experience in York
General Careers news
English, Education and History of Art students – Apply for an @Work team project
Make the most of the summer term, enhance your skills, develop networks and make a difference to the local community by applying for an @Work team project. An exclusive opportunity for first and second year English and History of Art students! Over 30 projects to choose from working with organisations including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, National Trust, York Museums Trust, Aviva, York Children’s University and many more! Find out more: Wednesday 4 February (week 5), 12.30, FR Levis Room. More details and application form on our website.
Workshops to create winning ideas launched!
Careers is running a series of free workshops for undergraduates and post-graduates interested in winning £2000 for ‘the next big idea’.
The workshops on how to come up with business ideas, financial planning for start-ups, and how to research and reach your target market, will be held on Thursdays in weeks 5, 6, 7 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm in P/T/005.
Although designed to help students interested in entering the Plan ENVY business plan competition (first prize or £2000 and category prizes of £500), you do not have to enter the competition in order to attend and benefit from these workshops.
For more details about the workshops and to download the business plan entry template, visit the Plan ENVY page of the Careers Enterprise website. Deadline for entries is Friday 1 May 2015 (Summer Term, Week 3).
Get a career mentor – Alumni Mentoring Scheme
Applications are now open for the summer term mentoring scheme. Deadline – 5pm on 13 March (week 10).
All of our mentors are York alumni who can help you to:
- explore career options
- get advice on the application and job-hunting process
- receive support and advice from someone who has successfully entered a graduate level career
Further information can be found on the Get a Career Mentor webpage
Graduates recruited through work experience programmes
High Fliers Graduate Market Research 2015 has found that up to a third of new graduates are now recruited directly through employers’ work experience programmes, with employers seeing this as a reliable way of recruiting successful graduates. This means that obtaining internships and work experience has never been as vital as it is today, whatever year you are in, and with 13,000 paid internships and work experience placements with leading employers on offer this year, you’ve got every opportunity to succeed! Read the full High Fliers Graduate Market report.
Free online courses to improve application and interview success
Sheffield University has re-launched its popular online courses which take around 3 hours study per week for 3 weeks. Watch the trailers and register:
Employability Tutorial can lead to graduate jobs
Have you used your award winning Employability Tutorial yet? Research shows that those who do are 16% more likely to start graduate jobs or postgraduate courses within 6 months of leaving York. Go on – give yourself the edge!
Careers central events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb-1 Mar)
Events are open to all students unless otherwise stated – just take a note of the time and place and we will see you there! If no location details are given, it usually means that you need to book to reserve your place. Places on skills courses open for booking on the Monday two weeks in advance of the course start date.
- Internships and Jobs For Chinese Students, Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 6:30-8:30pm. Book online.
- KPMG – Commercial Awareness, Thu 5 Feb (Week 5), 1:00-3:00pm, D/L/006 (Derwent)
- Business Game with BPP, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-5:00pm, D/L/036 (Derwent)
- Working in the professional services, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 1:00-4:00pm
- IBM Campus Challenge, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 10:30 – 15:30 (Ron Cooke Hub)
- Court in the act, Tue 3 Feb (Week 5), 4:00-6:00pm
- Breaking news: journalism workshop, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:30-3:30pm
- Your online brand, Mon 9 Feb (Week 6), 9:00-10:00am, Online Course
- Social Entrepreneur, Mon 9 Feb (Week 6), 5:00-7:00pm
- Careers Lounge-Applications, Tue 10 Feb (Week 6), 12:00-1:00pm, A/EW/105 (Alcuin East Wing)
- Project management, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 1:00-2:00pm
- Business ethics, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 2:00-5:00pm
- Careers Lounge-Applications, Tue 24 Feb (Week 8), 12:00-1:00pm, D/L/037 (Derwent)
- Putting skills to work, Wed 25 Feb (Week 8), 1:00-3:00pm
Workshops and talks
- Applying for further study, Mon 2 Feb (Week 5), 2:00-3:00pm, A/EW/105 (Alcuin East Wing)
- Disclosing your Disability, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 1:30-2:30pm, LMB 021 (Law & Management Building, Heslington East
- Graduate Entry Medicine, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 2:00-3:00pm, D/L/036 (Derwent)
- YSIS Plus – Special Educational Needs, Wed 4 Feb (Week 5), 4:00-6:00pm, P/T/006 (Physics)
- YSIS Plus – Assessment For Learning and Thinking Skills, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 4:00-6:00pm, C/A/102 (Chemistry)
- Women in Business, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6) – 6:00 – 8:00pm – D/056 (Derwent)
- Study in the USA – presentation by the Fulbright Commission, Thu 12 Feb (Week 6), 12:00-1:00pm, V/120 (Vanbrugh)
- YSIS Plus – Planning Lessons, Wed 18 Feb (Week 7), 4:00-6:00pm, A/EW/104 (Alcuin East Wing)
- YSIS Plus – Working with pupils with English as an additional language, Wed 25 Feb (Week 8), 4:00-6:00pm, C/A/102 (Chemistry)
- Women in Business, Wed 11 Feb (Week 6), 6:00-8:00pm
- Working In Media, Journalism and Publishing, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:15-8:30pm, P/X/001 (Physics/Electronics)
- Working In Arts and Heritage, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:15-8:30pm, Exhibition Centre (Physics/Electronics Building)
- Working In Environment and Sustainability, Thu 26 Feb (Week 8), 6:30-8:30pm, Exhibition Centre (Physics/Electronics Building)