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 for Spring, Week 6


UoY Careers Note & Pen  Check out events for the week ahead. More at www.york.ac.uk/careers/events

Employer events

Skills sessions

  • Social Entrepreneur, Mon 8 Feb (Week 6), 4:00-6:00pm (Book online)
    This course aims to develop your understanding of the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors and examines what skills are needed to manage and lead within them.
  • The Law of Ideas, Wed 10 Feb (Week 6), 1:30-4:30pm (Book online)
    How can inventions or creative effort be protected by law?  Delivered by leading firm DLA Piper, this course provides an introduction to the concept of intellectual property and some of the fundamental rights that are protected.
  • Plan Envy-Idea generation: generating innovative business ideas, Thu 11 Feb (Week 6), 5:00-7:00pm, P/T/005 (Physics)

Workshops and talks

  • Working in the Voluntary Sector, Wed 10 Feb, 1:00-2:00pm, B/B/006
    This session will help you understand where there are paid opportunities in the sector versus voluntary positions, how you access jobs, and introduce how you can build relevant experience while you are still at university.
  • Inspiring Women in Business and Technology, Wed 10 Feb (Week 6), 6:00-8:00pm, P/T/006 (Physics)

Departmental Events

 

 

Careers latest news – Spring, Week 5


idea Latest news from Careers

Volunteer in the local community

We are recruiting student volunteers to work in local schools and community organisations during the summer term. Placements can fit around your timetable and will only take a few hours of your time each week. We have community placements in a range of organisations including heritage, conservation and public sector.
York Students in Communities and York Students in Schools are still open for applications until Sunday Week 5 (7th Feb)

@Work summer term team projects (for students from Education, English & Related Literature, History of Art, and Politics) open for applications on 1 February. Over 30 projects to get involved in across research, marketing, publishing, social justice, heritage and events.  Find out more on the @Work webpage
Look out for…
23 FebruaryWorking in… Advertising, marketing & PR / Health / Criminal justice. Find out what’s it like to work in these sectors by meeting York alumni and professionals. More info on the What’s on page.

 

Career events for Week 5


UoY Careers Note & Pen

Check out events for the week ahead. More at www.york.ac.uk/careers/events

Employer presentation/event

Skills course

Careers workshop/briefing

Departmental event

Careers events for Spring, Week 2


UoY Careers Note & Pen  Check out events for the week ahead. More at www.york.ac.uk/careers/events

Skills courses

Careers Workshop/briefing

Departmental event

Careers latest news – Spring, Week 1


idea Latest news from Careers

Look out for…

2 February – Internships & work experience fair. A chance to meet employers and organisations, get ideas for summer internships, and have your CV reviewed. More details to follow at our What’s on page.

23 February – Working in… Advertising, marketing & PR / Health / Criminal justice. Find out what’s it like to work in these sectors by meeting York alumni and professionals. More info soon on the What’s on page.

Get involved

YSIS Summer Term placement applications open in Week 3 of the Spring Term.

@Work summer projects (for students from Education, English & Related Literature, History of Art, and Politics) open for applications on 1 February.

York Award for those graduating in 2016 – deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22 January. The application is available to download from the assessment process web page.