Welcome back: it’s time to explore!


Spring Term (and once exams are over) is a good time to explore career options and opportunities for those who haven’t already done so.

What might you explore?

If you’re not sure what you might be interested in doing after university, why not try generating some ideas by visiting our Get ideas section. There are exercises to help you find suggestions linked to your interests, values and experience, as well as resources to help you find out more about different careers

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Web highlights #2: Events on campus


jeune-femme-poste-de-travail Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Development Manager

You may have noticed three high-profile recruitment fairs on campus during recent weeks, but did you know there’s a whole lot of other careers events that run throughout the term, every term? Here’s a run down of our what’s on page.

Employer presentations

Graduate recruiters are always keen to visit campus and get the chance to talk to students, so you can have the opportunity to listen to what employers are offering in the way of internships and graduate roles.

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Web Highlights #1: Using Careers Gateway


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Careers blog written by Mandy Simmons, Careers Information Officer

There’s lots of useful information on the Careers website, but not everyone’s aware of the great resources available. So, welcome to the first in a series of web page highlights, to help you make the most of what’s on offer. First we start with the basics… Careers Gateway.

What is Careers Gateway?

Careers Gateway allows you find jobs, book appointments, find out about events and tell us what emails you want to receive from us.  Setting your email preferences is easy and it means that when we sent out targeted emails about an event you won’t miss out   You can also set it to notify you when new vacancies matching your interests are added.

Job Vacancies

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Latest news…


…on careers events in the UK.

  • Europe’s largest aviation careers expo, Pilot Careers Live,  will take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds on Saturday 9 July, 10am – 4.30pm.  Tickets cost £5.00 for students. Further details at: www.pilotcareernews.com/live/
  • Enhance you business knowledge with the BQF Summer School – a two week learning programme, offering insight into key business disciplines. To apply for our Summer School courses please fill in our booking form at www.bqf.org.uk/bqf-summer-school-form/ or email Heidi Lizzimore on Heidi.Lizzimore@bqf.org.uk   For more information please visit our website – www.bqf.org.uk/bqf-summer-school/

In other news…


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

Careers fairs and events

Great Opportunities is an interactive careers event for ambitious First Year students who have a disability or long-term health condition. Free to attend (with travel expenses reimbursed), the event will take place on Fri 24 June (10.45am – 4.00)pm in Central London. See go-greatopportunities.com for more info.

UK Joint University Hong Kong Career Societyannual career fair on 6 August (11am – 6pm) in Kowloon Tong.

Freelancers’ Fair (BECTU’s Writers, Producers and Directors’ branch) – 27 May (9am – 6pm) at Royal Institution, London. Free to BECTU members and £14.80 for non-members. Full programme available at www.bectu.org.uk/freelancers-fair

Careers events ahead


UoY Careers Note & PenCheck out events for the week ahead. More can be found at:  www.york.ac.uk/careers/events

Skills courses

Careers workshop/briefing

Departmental event

Careers events ahead


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

Skills courses

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 15:00 – Lesson planning and facilitating learning, PGCE team

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 11:00 – Marketing and Heritage, Jo Parker, National Trust

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 12:30 – RDT: Career Planning for Researchers

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 14:00 – Postgraduates: Job hunting – where and when to look

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 15:oo – Leadership skills, Olivia Mooney, Teach First

Week 4, Fri 6 May, 11:30 – Finalists: How to generate and research your career ideas

Careers workshops/briefings

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 12:00 – Finalists: Careers advice drop-in, Careers

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 17:00 – Social Sciences careers evening, D/L/036

Departmental events

Week 4, Tues 3 May, 11:30 – TFTV: IM skills session, RCH/204

Week 4, Tues 3 May, 14:00 – Social Sciences careers drop-in, Careers

Week 4, Wed 4 May, 17:00 – Social Sciences careers evening, D/L/036

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 10:00 – Economics Careers appointments, A/EC/003

Week 4, Thurs 5 May, 13:00 – Social Sciences careers appointments, Careers