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Science & Technology Careers Newsletter

Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb- 1 March)

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

* Don’t miss: Working in Environment & Sustainability; Arts & Heritage and Media, Journalism & Publishing, Thursday 26 February (week 8), 6.15 – 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.

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Science & Technology Careers Snippets

Applications for MSc aerospace engineering tuition fee bursaries (worth up to £9,500) are still open. No closing date, but applications close as soon as the year’s quota is reached, so hurry!

2 Advancing women in medicine – moving from rhetoric to action

3 2015 SpIN internships scheme  The Space Internship Network (SpIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for undergraduate students considering employment in the space sector. Find out more about the 2015 SpIN internships scheme

4 BSI 2015 Young Engineering Professionals Workshop is on 30 April and is open to final year or PG Engineering students.

5 10 signs a career in coding and software development might be right for you

6 Interested in working in the Health Sector ? There are some really useful websites that allow you to explore a range of career options relating to health:

  • The NHS Careers website allows you to explore careers as diverse as healthcare science, health professions (such as nursing medicine, speech & language therapy), informatics, mental health and management
  • The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Careers website covers a wide range of careers including R&D, clinical trials, patents, sales and regulatory work
  • Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry website allows you to find out more about working and training as a statistician in this sector
  • Graduate entry Medicine: if you are considering applying to medical training as a graduate come to our talk on Wed 11 Feb (see workshops and talks below for further details) for more information about options, applications, work experience and funding. Students from all degree disciplines are welcome.

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General Careers news

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.

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 have re-launched their popular online courses which take around 3 hours study per week for 3 weeks. Watch the trailers and register:

How to succeed at: Writing Applications – starts 9 February 2015
How to Succeed at: Interviews – starts 9 March 2015

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!

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Careers central events: Weeks 5-8 (2 Feb- 1 March)

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.

Employer events

Skills sessions

Workshops and talks

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