Social Sciences Careers Newsletter: Law open days |Women in banking |Get a career mentor

Spring Term

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 Media, Journalism & Publishing; Arts & Heritage and Environment & Sustainability, 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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Social Sciences Careers Snippets

1. The Young Investment banker Weekend (14-15 March). For info, email youngbankers@investineducation.co.uk or phone 0844 0570242

2. Get ahead of the game with first year open days and workshop opportunities in law

3. Macmillan Cancer Support is youGov’s best charity brand for the second year running

4. The social care system – changes needed to cope with increasing demand for quality care.

5. Why banks like J.P. Morgan want more women in banking now!

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General Careers news

Politics first year students – Apply for an @Work team project with your departments
Applications for @Work open Monday Week 5 – Sunday Week 7. This department led programme in collaboration with Careers offers first year students from your departments the opportunity to participate in a wide range of team projects with community, business, government and school partners during the summer term. Projects include human rights workshops, general election school debate, reviewing policy reforms in Youth justice and many more.  Find out more about the programme.

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 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 Friday 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 2015 research 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:

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