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?
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
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
"The very fact that you’ve faced and overcome the challenges of having to study online, and adapted to a complete change in society is no mean feat. Employers will recognise that fact." These are tough times for students and those who are about to graduate (as well as those who graduated in 2020) and, understandably, … Continue reading Preparing to graduate in difficult times – 5 myths busted
Charlotte Wainwright, Operations Manager for Volunteering Though we know work experience might seem hard to come by at the moment, you can still develop your skills and enhance your CV through our recently launched Community Projects. These team based projects are currently running virtually, and are a fantastic way to build on your strengths and … Continue reading Gain Work Experience through Virtual Community Projects
Guest blog written by Govind Panesar, PPE (with Placement Year) What is ‘York Leaders’?York Leaders is an exciting opportunity for second (or middle) year undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to gain exclusive access to an intensive training course which aims to advance your understanding of what it means to be a leader and develop … Continue reading My experience with York Leaders
Handshake, the careers platform, is often mentioned in Careers and Placements emails, social media and the website. So, what is it and why should you use it? There’s lots to be gained from activating and using your Handshake account. Read on to find out more. The basics Handshake gives you access to: your own profile, … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 2): The only Handshake allowed in lockdown
By Charlotte Wainwright, Operations Manager: Volunteering When you get to University , it can be easy to become bogged down in your studies. Yet university is a great time to meet new people, discover more about the city you’re living in and gain exciting and unique experiences that can help shape your life and career. … Continue reading 5 Reasons to volunteer this term
You may have seen some emails from Careers and Placements, inviting you to get started with Handshake. Handshake is our new portal and for those that remember Careers Gateway, this is it's replacement. york.joinhandshake.co.uk What can you do in Handshake? Many of the functions you used in Careers Gateway are also available in Handshake. You … Continue reading Our New Careers Portal
By Julian Dismore, Direct Productions Julian filming in Krakatoa for Channel 4 Students hoping to get a job in the media industry – and runners, researchers and edit assistants just starting out - must feel like a fly caught in a spider’s web at the moment... stuck with a very uncertain future. But there are … Continue reading Tips on Getting Into the Media Industry – and Getting On Once You’re In!