Science and Technology Careers Newsletter
It’s becoming more and more apparent that work experience is essential to getting a job after you graduate – in fact, over 50% of Times Top 100 Employers say that candidates with no previous work experience have ‘little to no chance of receiving a job offer’ with their organisation. Similarly, over 1/3 of graduate jobs are filled by candidates who completed a student internship with company.
Careers is keen to support students looking for work experience, and that’s why this term, we’re running a #YouNeedWorkExperience campaign, focusing on all things work experience; what counts as work experience, how to find it at York and what effect it could have on your future job prospects. Get ahead and start thinking about your experience now – visit www.york.ac.uk/careers/experience for tips, support and information. In addition to this, every Wednesday of Summer Term our social media will be dedicated to #WorkExperienceWednesday, with handy tips and advice for getting work experience. There’s even a competition running! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to get involved in the campaign.
Have you had a great internship, placement year or work experience? Tell us your story to inspire and encourage other students – complete a York Profile!
Departmental Careers Events: Weeks 2-5 (20 Apr-17 May)
These events are specifically tailored to your department – don’t miss out!
- Computer Science
Job hunting in the UK for postgrads – Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 9:30-10:30am, RCH/037 (Ron Cook Hub)
Job hunting after graduation (4th years) – Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 11:00-12:00pm, TBC
3rd and 4th year Poster Presentations (opportunity to speak to your CA) – Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 1:00-3:00pm, Computer labs
- Health Sciences
Nursing interviews (Masters cohort) – Fri 24 Apr (Week 2), 10:30-12:00pm, A/TB/038 (Seebohm Rowntree)
Midwifery Personal Statements – Mon 11 May (Week 5), 10:00-1:00pm, TBC
Understanding the graduate recruitment process – Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 12:00-1:00pm, P/L/001 (Physics)
Work Experience – Mon 20 Apr (Week 2), 3:00-4:00pm, B/020 Psychology
CVs and applications – Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 2:00-3:00pm, B/020 Psychology
- STEM Careers Lounges – Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), Thu 7 May (Week 4), 1:00-2:00pm, D/L/003 (Derwent)
Science and Technology Careers Snippets
- 1. 10 unlikely UK companies hiring more Computer Science staff than Google
- 2. Best tips for a successful career in Science from 11 famous scientists
- 3. How a science Masters could help budding inventors become entrepreneurs
General Careers news
Working in Research
A career in research isn’t restricted to academia. Working in Research, on Thursday 30 April, 6.15 – 8.30pm, offers you the chance to hear from and speak to a panel of professionals (including York alumni) working in research roles across the academic and business worlds. Roles include social research, TV research, public sector, industry, academia and more!
Do you want to work in UK after your study? If yes, please do not miss out this great opportunity!
Topic: Presentation about Post study working visa Tier 5 (ISIS) for Chinese students
Time: 29/04/2015 at 2pm , BB/006 (Biology B Block)
Everyone welcome! Not restricted by courses you study!
YSIS placements are suitable for anyone with the enthusiasm to volunteer in a school. Applications for Autumn term ’15 will open in Week 3 of summer term. Join us for an introductory session Thursday 23rd April at 3pm in V/123, or check out our website for more details.
YSIS Block Placements
YSIS block placements are ideal for students who have already completed a YSIS placement or have applied for a PGCE or teacher training and are looking for a more challenging role. Block placements take place in weeks 9 and 10 of summer term. Apply from week 1 via the website.
Looking for paid work experience in the York area over the summer vacation?
Careers has started to advertise over 120 project based internships with local businesses through the Student Internship Bureau. Employers we’ll be advertising for over the coming weeks include: Network Rail, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, City of York Council, Rural Action Yorkshire, York Metrics… and many, many more! Log onto Careers Gateway and click on the ‘SIB Internships’ tab. Internships are only advertised for around 2 weeks, so make sure you are application ready by reading the SIB’s online tips! Keep up to date with new opportunities by liking the SIB’s Facebook page
Charity marketing and volunteer management opportunities with York Cares
York Cares is a local employee-volunteering charity, bringing businesses, employees and communities together to make York a better place. Voluntary roles available to support the charity’s press, publicity and social media or to support volunteer recruitment and management for York Children’s University and Team Challenges.
Apply via York Students in Communities from Tues Week 2 – Fri Week 4. Commitment 4 hours per week from the Autumn term.
Careers central events: Weeks 2-5 (20 Apr-17 May)
- Postgraduate study and research options in Australia and New Zealand, Tue 5 May (Week 4), 3:00-4:00pm, D/L/037 (Derwent)
- Pitching and YuStart Workshop, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 12:00-2:00pm, H/G09 (Heslington Hall)
- Careers lounge – James – Applying for internships and work experience, Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 4:30-5:30pm, James College, Upper Common Room
- Careers lounge – Constantine – Applying for internships and work experience, Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 2:30-3:30pm, Constantine, Forum
- Introduction to Counselling Skills, Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 6:00-8:00pm
- Numbers for the World of Work, Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 9:00-10:00am
- Introduction to British Sign Language, Wed 29 Apr (Week 3), 1:00-3:00pm
- Careers lounge – Vanbrugh – Applying for internships and work experience, Tue 5 May (Week 4), 5:00-6:00pm, Vanbrugh JCR
- Careers lounge – Langwith – Applying for internships and work experience, Wed 6 May (Week 4), 1:30-2:30pm, LCE/013 (Langwith, Tom Lynch room)
- RDT Career Planning for Researchers & Students, Fri 8 May (Week 4), 10:00-12:00pm, LFA/015 (Harry Fairhurst Building)
Workshops and talks
- Getting work experience in media and creative industries, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 2:00-3:00pm, D/L/028 (Derwent)
- Alumni Mentoring Scheme briefing, Wed 22 Apr (Week 2), 4:00-5:00pm, LFA/015 (Harry Fairhurst Building) This scheme is open to all students and is an opportunity to be matched with a mentor who will use their experience to help you with your career plans.
- Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS), Thu 23 Apr (Week 2), 3:00-4:00pm, V/123 (Vanbrugh)
- Introduction to York Students in Schools (YSIS), Tue 28 Apr (Week 3), 12:00-1:00pm, V/123 (Vanbrugh)
- Working In..,Research, Thu 30 Apr (Week 3), 6:15-8:30pm, P/T/005 (Physics) This event will consist of a panel Q&A followed by a drinks reception, with professionals from a range of research roles across the academic and business world.