Careers Newsletter – Spring Weeks 7 and 8: Interview masterclass, entrepreneur visit, get a career mentor, graduate recruitment events and more

Careers Newsletter – Spring 2014, Weeks 7 and 8

In this issue:

  1. Interview Masterclass – the impact of body language!
  2. Professional Connect – linking you with the experts!
  3. Employability Tutorial (ET) – making the most of you!
  4. Workshops to Winners
  5. YSIS Plus workshops: Effective Teaching Skills and Working with pupils with English as a second language
  6. YSIS Student Management Group – deadline extended!
  7. Your feedback on the Assessment Centre Activity Day
  8. Don’t miss your opportunity to get a career mentor!
  9. ‘Dirty’ entrepreneur to visit the University
  10. Graduate recruitment events in weeks 7 and 8
  11. Careers briefings in weeks 7 and 8
  12. Meet the Team

… and more

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Careers Newsletter – Spring Weeks 5 and 6: Win £2000, work in Europe, volunteering opportunities, work experience and more

Careers Newsletter – Spring 2014, Weeks 5 and 6

In this issue:  

  1. Do it! Last chance to apply for a Summer YSIS placement – closing Monday Week 5
  2. Your York Award application – what happens next?
  3. YSIS Plus workshops – open to all, boost your knowledge of the education sector 
  4. YSIS Student Management Group – recruiting now
  5. First years: get started on your career now!
  6. Finalists: it’s NOT too late!
  7. £2000 for ‘Envious’ Ideas – have you got what it takes to plan an exciting new venture?
  8.  ‘Trial of Two Cities’, York-London Team Challenge
  9. Working in Europe – drive to recruit more UK graduates 
  10. Careers events – employers, York Award courses, Careers briefings
  11. Make yourself more employable – get an internship!
  12. Do you want to go on to postgraduate study but aren’t sure about funding?
  13. Caught our eye this week: presentation for PhD students
  14. Do it! Last chance to apply! Community Placements Deadline 13 February
    … and more

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“Can I book a Careers appointment?” – getting help from Careers

There are lots of ways you can get help from Careers, and we have appointments available most days. However it’s not always necessary to book an appointment – depending on your  situation you may be able to talk to a member of the information team first to help you get started, and then follow this up with an appointment with an adviser once you’ve had a chance to do some research or information gathering.

Here is a run down on the types of appointments we offer and how you can get the help you need…

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New this term – info appointments

Need help finding the right information sources? Want to find out more about part-time work, job hunting, the York Award, internships or term events?

Come and talk to one of the Information Team at one of our new information appointment sessions. Appointments are 15 minutes long and run Monday – Friday 1.00 – 3.30pm. You can sign up for a time at the Careers Information Desk from 12.50pm on the day.

FDM Group information evening

FDM Group are hosting an IT Careers Information Evening on 12 Sept (6-8pm).

Presentations on software development, test analysis and project management office are on offer. FDM’s technical trainers and recruitment teams will also be on hand to discuss what employers are looking for in candidates.

To book a place email with your name, phone number and email address.

Careers Service Summer Roadshow

In Week 8 we’re on the move and coming to a college near you!

 We’ll be available to:

  • answer your questions
  • review your CV
  • offer advice and guidance.

Come and see us anytime between 1.00 – 3.30pm at the following locations:

  • Monday 13 June – Goodricke GCR
  • Tuesday 14 June – Halifax JJ’s
  • Thursday 16 June – Derwent JCR
  • Friday 17 June – Vanbrugh JCR

Sector of the month – social welfare

Covering a wide range of services, this sector offers a variety of graduate opportunities in:

  • advice work
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  • social work
  • youth work
  • housing
  • counselling
  • probation
  • prison service
  • working with young offenders

to name but a few.

This sector employs around 922,000 people, offering services to people, particularly the elderly, children and young people, adults with disabilities, and people with mental health issues. Over 2 million people access over 30,000 service-providers in this sector.

Employment is often within local authorities, charities, agencies and increasingly within the private sector. There may also be opportunities for self-employment in this field.

Working in social welfare can be stressful, but is balanced by the satisfaction of helping people and making a positive impact in their lives.

To find out more about working as a graduate in social care check out:

  • Job Sector information on Social work & probation and Social & pastoral welfare click on the Health & Social Care button at
  • the Health & social care sector’s Industry Insight at
  • profiles and case studies of different social care careers at: Jobs and workExplore types of jobsSocial care and guidance work)
  • the Care Quality Commission at
  • Health & Social Care Job Sector files in the Information Room, which include case studies, news cuttings, vacancy sites and background information
  • journals, such Community Care and Society Guardian, available for reference in the Information Room
  • reference books, such as Understanding social work also available in the Information Room

Also, watch out for careers events, such as the  Working Lives talks, where those working in the sector talk about their job and how they got into such work. All events are advertised via the Interactive Careers Service at: