CAREERS BLOG: Ten tips for a graduate internship

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark greenCareers blog written by Nicola Haydon, Graduate Intern: Marketing and Information Support, Careers

Just over a year ago I graduated with very little idea of what I wanted to do next. I had work experience in a range of different areas, but this meant that there wasn’t anything in particular that I had specialised in. Fast forward to the end of the summer, and I had secured a role as a graduate marketing intern in the University of York Careers team. Now I have come to the end of my contract I have a few tips to share if you are heading into a graduate internship…

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CAREERS BLOG: Top 5 tips for handling rejection

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark greenCareers blog written by Nicola Haydon, Graduate Intern: Marketing and Information Support, Careers

Being rejected after a job interview (or anywhere in the job application process for that matter) is completely normal. Everyone has some sort of rejection story, and whilst it can hurt and knock your confidence, it’s important to bounce back and stay resilient so that it doesn’t affect your future applications. Here are five top tips for handling rejection:

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Careers events ahead

UoY Careers Note & PenCheck out events for the week ahead. More can be found at:

Skills courses

Careers workshop/briefing

Departmental event

In other news…

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

Free Pre-Teaching Course

27 -28 May AND 17-18 June 2016 at Bishop Grosseteste University. For students wanting to undertake either a Primary or Secondary PGCE starting in September 2017. For more information or to book places visit:

HR Work experience opportunity at Nestle

Paid 8 week work experience opportunity at Nestle in York for those with limited work experience. Find out more and apply:

Work with BBC Sport library and Digital teams to deliver Rio Olympics from Mediacity UK base in Salford
Placements are paid and last from 5 days up to 3 weeks. You must have a passion for sport. This is a fantastic opportunity to get valuable work experience and make industry contacts. Find out more and apply here: 
This one day event will take place in London on Wednesday 22 June, bringing together women in technology, at all career stages, and industry leading companies. It is a great opportunity to build relationships, learn, and advance careers. Find out more and book your place:

Latest Careers news, Summer Week 6

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Exclusive opportunity with FDM!

Fast-track the application process and win a graduate role with FDM. Take either the IT Graduate positions with FDM challenge, or the Business Graduate Positions at FDM challenge. The winners of each challenge will be offered a graduate role at FDM, and the finalists will be invited to assessment centres to interview for the role.

Apply now to volunteer 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.

You can also apply to complete a community volunteering placement either over the summer, or during Autumn term. Have a look at the different projects available on the volunteering 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, look at the Exclusive Opportunities @York tab on Careers Gateway

Social media competition

Our social media competition is now live! Like our page before Wednesday 1 June (Week 8) and be entered into a prize draw for two Westival 2016 tickets!

In other news…

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  1. BUNAC is please to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships. The BEST Scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible candidates looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. Deadline for applications is Friday 1 April.
  2. Registration is now open for the 2016 Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad
    in partnership with Greensea Capital. Enter a team of 4 by Friday 15 April to take part.
  3. Study at an Indian university this summer with the British Council. Gain an insight into contemporary Indian culture and university life as you spend time living on campus and interacting with Indian peers. Apply by Monday 18 April.

Careers Latest News

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We’re still open during the Easter vacation

  • Monday 14 March – Friday 8 April
    Open: Monday – Thursday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Closed:
    Every Friday
    Monday 28 March (Easter Monday bank holiday) 

Appointments with our Careers Consultants will still be available. See Careers Gateway or our Opening Times webpage to see when they are taking place

Easter is the perfect time to…

  1. Sign up to attend our Working In Research event on Thursday 28 April. Your opportunity to hear from a panel of professionals working in research roles across the academic and business worlds. The Q&A panel will be followed by informal networking.
  2. Enter Plan ENVY. Our business idea competition is open to all students and recent graduates from the University. The top prize is £2000. Further information and the application form can be found on the Enterprise website. Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April.
  3. Apply to get some classroom based experience in a local school. YSIS block placements are full time placements over the last two weeks of summer term. Apply online via the Exclusive Opportunities @York tab on Careers Gateway.  The deadline is Sunday 17 April.