Opportunities to connect with York graduates online and in person


Our Working in Research event on Thursday night is your chance to meet professionals working in a research role in a range of different sectors – and this includes a number of graduates from York. We hope you have a great evening!

Did you know we have another great way to connect with York graduates? Our York Profiles and Mentors platform allows you to read about the experiences of life after York for hundreds of our graduates – and connect with them remotely.  Some have a research background:

But we have profiles from a broad range of contributors and they cover most job sectors so you are sure to find someone of interest.

And as well as reading about their career stories since they left York, you can ask quick questions through the system. We have also  developed a simple, quick-to-use mentor request form so you can get in touch and connect with graduates who have volunteered to give something back to York through supporting proactive students like you.

Check out the York Profiles and Mentors platform now.

 

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GUEST BLOG: How social media can affect employment


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Rachel Boddy, Career Guidance postgraduate student

In a world that revolves around the internet and social media, it is important that when applying for jobs, your social media account is going to enhance your chances of success, not hinder it! Below are a few hints and tips of using your social media to ensure that it is not going to decrease your chances of employment, as well as a few ways to use social media to impress an employer and make you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons!

With over 74% of the population actively on some sort of social network website, it is easier than ever to look someone up and get access to their information. This includes employers! According to the world’s largest professional networking site Linkedin, 65% of employers admit to looking up potential candidates before giving interviews or job offers to see how that person represents themselves professionally. Among these employers, 34% admitted that they have often made decisions based on the candidate’s profile alone to not proceed with an interview or job offer.

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CAREERS BLOG: York profiles & mentors


UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Sue Russell, Information Assistant, Careers

York Profiles & Mentors is a careers profiles and mentoring tool for University of York students, created by Careers and York Alumni Association.

Further information can be found here:

www.york.ac.uk/careers/profiles

…but in brief

  • Current University of York students can write a profile about work experience and internships for other students to read.
  • York Graduates can submit a profile about where they are working, how they found and applied for the job, and what their job involves to help current students learn about different occupations.

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CAREERS BLOG: Working in… event – why should I go?


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

What’s the difference between jobs in advertising and those in marketing? What opportunities are there for graduates in the criminal justice system? Who works in the health sector, other than doctors and nurses?

Find out the answers to these and more at this term’s Working in… event, which offers an insight into three exciting and varied sectors:

  • Advertising, marketing and PR
  • Health
  • Criminal justice system.

So what happens at the Working in… event and what are the benefits of going along?

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Careers latest news – Spring, Week 5


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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.

 

Careers latest news – Spring, Week 1


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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.

Events ahead


   Some dates for your diary next term… 

Internships and work experience fair (Week 5)

If you haven’t yet got work experience lined up for the summer, come along to this event and meet employers and recruitment agencies.

Working in… (Week 8)

Your chance to meet York alumni and other professionals working in:

Check out the Working in… web page in the Spring Term.