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UoY Careers newspaper illyIn other news…


  • External Events
    Memery Crystal is holding open evenings in July for students interested in applying for a law training contract. The evening events will provide insight into the graduate recruitment process and culture of the firm. Apply to attend one of the open evenings by sending your CV and a covering letter of no more than 250 words to Tai Patel, by 30 June 2016
  • AuthentiCity careers event for LGBT students: Wednesday 6th July 2016 hosted by Aviva, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, JLL, J.P. Morgan, KPMG and M&G in central London. Travel expenses reimbursed.
  • The first step towards a professional pilot career event
    Saturday 9 July 2016
    Royal Amouries Museum
    Armouries Drive Leeds LS10 1LT

Competition time!

  •  Applications are open for the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards. Do you have a great product idea or invention relevant to the construction industry? Or do you like puzzles and want to have a go at solving a problem identified by our customers? You may win anything from financial support up to £10,000 or business mentoring.

Careers Events – Summer Week 6

UoY Careers Note & Pen  Check out events for the week ahead

Careers workshop/briefing

Departmental events

If you’re unsure where a room is , use the room code search on the Campus Map

CAREERS BLOG: 2 quick courses to get you grad job ready

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Hilary Neary, Information Assistant, Careers

As online learning has become more popular there is now a diverse range of short courses to participate in, including several on the topics of job hunting techniques and employability. I’ve recently enrolled on two of these to see how useful they are. The two I’ve chosen are:

Interviews by the University of Sheffield
Unlocking your Employability by the University of Queensland

Course content is in the form of short videos, articles, quizzes and forum discussion and both courses are free to enroll on. I’ve highlighted below what you can learn from each course and the aspects that I found most useful.

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UoY Careers newspaper illy External events and news you might be interested in.

Summer Graduate Fair
15 June, Olympia Central, London
A chance to meet top UK employers and course providers plus there will be a CV clinic and industry insight talks
Free to attend, just register online at

Free Journalism Workshops
Aspiring reporters interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enroll for a free journalism workshop staged at the newsroom of national press agency News Associates.

This practical three-hour session will get you working on your own stories and there will be a chance to meet News Associates tutors, reporters and editors.

The workshops are staged on Fridays 10.30am – 1.30pm, and dates are available in London or Manchester this summer. For a list of dates and to book, see the webpage

Free Introduction to Sports Journalism Workshops
This is a one-day course run by the full-time sports reporters at Sportsbeat – the sports press service of News Associates.
The course covers all of the basics of sports journalism – match reporting, meeting tight deadlines, knowing how different publications cover different stories and much more.

The workshops are staged on Fridays 10.30am 1.30pm. For a list of dates and to book, see the webpage





Latest Careers news, Summer Week 5

idea Latest news from Careers…

Apply now to volunteer in a local school next term
Enroll now with York Students in Schools to volunteer over 8-10 half days in a local school during the Autumn term.
Training sessions are provided by YSIS. Find out more and see what students say on the YSIS website

Internships this summer in York
The Student Internship Bureau are still advertising for lots of exciting paid local vacancies. There are opportunities in Marketing, PR, IT, Public Services and HR.
For a full list of opportunities, see Careers Gateway






GUEST BLOG: From Linguist to International Tax Advisor

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by James Heathcote, Private Client Sector Services, Deloitte LLP

You might be wondering how it’s possible to go from being a Languages and Linguistics student to being a tax advisor for some of the world’s largest families and wealthiest individuals.

…but, let’s face it, you’re probably not wondering that at all. In fact, chances are you’ve not even considered tax as a career. Neither had I, until the summer of my second year at York when I did a six week placement with Deloitte in Leeds. In all honesty, I needed the money, and I never expected that it would turn into the exciting career I’m now lucky to be in.

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UoY Careers newspaper illy External events and news you might be interested in.

  1. British Council China Disability scholarship is now open for applications. The Disability Scholarship Program is run in conjunction with the British Council in China and is specifically designed for academically excellent students with a disability. The successful candidates will undertake a two month internship working with the British Council in Beijing or Shanghai in summer 2016
  2. The Zurich Enterprise Challenge is a competition open to teams of 3-4 Masters, MBA or PhD candidates interested in business, finance, risk management or similar subjects. Top performing teams will be awarded an all-paid trip to the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit in Cannes, France and will present their case to an audience of leading global business executives
  3. ipse Freelancer Awards 2016 – a competition to celebrate self-employment.  If you’ve started a business from scratch, enter the competition to win £3000 to help your business grow
  4. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) internshipsApplications are open for finalists and graduates to apply for a 12 month paid internship in India with TCS. The Internships will be based across India in fields such as software development, global consulting, business process management and human resources. Applications close at 23:59 on 31 March 2016.