In other news…

UoY Careers newspaper illyIn other news….



  • Want to work abroad in hospitality? Join the EURES Online Hospitality Job Day 27 January 2016 – live chat, presentations and job search all from the comfort of home!



  • Education Matters – debate with Teach First, Tues 26 Jan, 16.00 – 17.00, PS/A/202 (Psychology)The motion: To get the best results, the best teachers need to be in independent schools
    Come and join our debate – listen to our panel, ask questions and tell us what you think! Book your place on Careers Gateway

TELL (and win!)

Last chance to take part in the Trendence Survey – closes 15 January 2016. What employers do you want to work for, what support you need to prepare for your future? Last chance to win:

  • A year of Netflix (£100 of Netflix given away every week)
  • Two x £500 Amazon vouchers

CAREERS BLOG: Focus on journalism

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

If you interested in the idea of journalism as a career, what can you be doing now to improve your chances of achieving your goal?

Journalism is a popular career choice, offering the opportunity to research issues, interview people and write news stories and articles (whether it be for a newspaper, online or broadcast media).

If you’re serious about becoming a journalist, you have to get involved. It’s no use applying for jobs, if you’ve never had an article published or had any experience related to the work.

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How to get into Journalism, London 2-3 Sept

The Tab student news site is offering a free workshop to help you get into journalism.

Day 1 will answer your burning questions on how to break into the competitive world of journalism, and give you the chance to chat to the people at the top of their game.

Day 2 (waiting list only) will give you the exclusive opportunity to work closer with big names in our hands on workshop sessions. You must attend the first day if you’d like to come to the second, but hurry, because places are extremely limited.

The event will take place on 2 and 3 September at Oval Space in London. Tickets are free, but you need to book to guarantee your place.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the event, email Catherine Reid on

GUEST BLOG: Journalism is changing

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by James Toney of News Associates

Journalism is changing.

In the 1980s people used to talk about alternative comedy. They don’t talk about alternative comedy any more, it’s just comedy.

In the same way, the demarcation lines between the traditional media and those pesky internet upstarts, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed or Vice, are gone too.

There isn’t social media or print media or broadcast media, there is just media. And while everyone with a smartphone and a Twitter account can be a citizen reporter, an insatiable thirst for content demands trained professionals sort and collate the news from the noise of the world wide web. Continue reading

Working in…

UoY Careers Ladder illy If you’re interested in working in any of the following sectors:

  • Media, journalism & publishing
  • Arts & heritage
  • Environment & sustainability

you can’t afford to miss our Working in… event next week.

  • Date: Thursday 26 February
  • Time: 6.15pm – 8.30pm
  • Venue: Physics & Exhibition Centre.

The evening starts with three question & answer panels (running simultaneously), with professionals answering your questions on what it’s like to work in these sectors. Then you can grab a drink and chat informally with the panel members.

Many of the professionals attending are York alumni – so a great chance to discuss your next steps with someone who’s been in your shoes.

There’s no need to book, but it helps if you do – we can then order enough refreshments for everyone!

Check out further details, including who’s going to be there at Working in web page.

Word Experience is back and ready for applications!

Word Experience is back and we’re ready for your applications.
Here are some details about how you can get involved.

Hello, we’re The Writer (, the world’s largest language consultancy.

The world’s best (and most humble) language consultancy is running a two-day workshop on 26th and 27th March 2015. We’re looking for 20 undergraduates who love writing to come and get inspired to write for a living. And if you’re really good, we might ask you to be one of our two paid apprentices.

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