Out with the old and in with the new After months of online teaching and learning, staring at a screen and missing out on the full Uni experience, we’re finally at the stage where we can embrace campus life again. For some it might be an unfamiliar environment and may even be a bit overwhelming. … Continue reading Week 1, Autumn Term 2021
Listen and subscribe on your favourite platform now. To celebrate graduation week here in York we have a special episode covering the key things you need to know about graduating in 2021 in the middle of a global pandemic. We cover how to start a new job from home, what to do if Covid stopped … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 44: Graduation Special
Olivia Green: Social and Political Science third year student at the University of York Olivia has shared below her top reasons for why you should consider volunteering while you're a student in York Friends There is the obvious reason that is at the core of so much of student life – meeting new people. Volunteering … Continue reading What can you gain from volunteering?
Now graduation is over you may have turned your attention to the little matter of job hunting. Here are some handy tips on getting started.
By Florence Orchard: Politics second year student at the University of York Volunteering at university is a great way to develop your skills, make new friends and support the community here at York. Here are my top reasons to volunteer at university. Doing good An obvious reason for volunteering is to put some good into … Continue reading Why Volunteer?
Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AQ87OyyW2EOZkJcaImTdZ Alex graduated from York a couple of years ago. He studied Law and is now a trainee at Norton Rose Fulbright. He tells us about the reality of being a trainee, the best and worse bits, and what it’s like doing your training from home during a pandemic. … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 43: Alex Stewart-Moreno, Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright
By Taylor Atkinson, Employer Engagement Development Officer Hi, I’m Taylor and this year I have undertaken a placement at Careers and Placements, as part of my English Language and Linguistics degree. It’s safe to say that my placement year has looked very different to what I thought it was going to be when I applied … Continue reading My placement year during a pandemic
Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xIe9MlICI9bibsQO7MiDA Our guest today is Dan Rutstein, whose career history is proof that you definitely don’t have to pick one job and stick to it. Dan graduated from York and his career (so far) has included journalism, diplomacy, consultancy and podcasting. Kate and Dan talk about taking opportunities, transferable … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 42: Dan Rutstein, making a portfolio career work
By Govind Panesar, York Strengths and York Award Assistant Expectations vs. reality I am a placement year student working in the Careers and Placements department, where I assist in helping to support and promote student development programmes such as the York Award, York Strengths and York Leaders. I got offered this placement at the end … Continue reading My placement year during a pandemic
By Govind Panesar, York Strengths and York Award Assistant The new York Award is here! For those that don’t know, this is a formal award of the University that demonstrates to employers that you have taken a proactive approach to life during your time of study. The award aims to recognise personal and professional development within … Continue reading Top Tips for completing your York Award application