CAREERS BLOG: Going global with GoinGlobal!

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Hilary Neary, Information Assistant, Careers

If our recent Global opportunities fair left you wanting more info about working outside of the UK, you’ll be interested in the great resource that is GoinGlobal.

Careers has subscribed to a new job search tool that can help you research country information and jobs across the globe. GoinGlobal provides detailed country specific employment information for more than 40 locations. As well as job listings, there is also information on cultural business and job hunting trends, cultural CV writing tips and visa information specific to each of the 40 plus countries covered. Each country guide is created by a team of in-country researchers who have all lived and worked outside their home country. Their aim is to provide a toolkit for global career seekers to make an informed decision.

What are the best bits?

  • Job search toolthe website has a job search tool that lets you search by country, industry and type of role.  Job search results can be viewed in various different languages. GoinGlobal states there are more than 16 million openings on their database. It also has links to a multitude of country specific job search resources from online job sites to staffing agencies, careers fairs, freelance resources and newspapers that publish job adverts. The job search resources in each country guide list not only the most popular job search websites but also provide information on internship programmes, temporary and freelance work plus national and local careers fairs and events.

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GUEST BLOG: Life after York

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Ione Mignogna, BA Management, 2011 graduate and now Intern at SurveyBee.

My experience studying and working in Denmark

Two years after graduating from York, I decided I wanted to continue my studies in another country and experience another culture. My interests lie in the arts sector which is why I started searching for degrees that would complement Business Administration with this interest of mine. I found a perfect match at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark which offers managerial insights into the cultural industry in the music, film and art sectors among others. After my positive experience living in the UK, I decided to give Denmark a try and moved abroad once I got accepted.

I soon found several differences between the two countries in terms of academic life. Whilst the picturesque campus in York made me feel immersed into the student life straight away, CBS has several buildings around an area of the city making the feeling of being at the university less immersive. I missed the lakes and even the ducks I hated so much whilst studying in York!

I realized the value of the college system in place in York whilst I was in Denmark; the college system allowed students to have a sense of collective identity and belonging right from the first few weeks at the university. In Denmark I was no longer part of a community like the one in Halifax college, which made it harder to meet people in the beginning.

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Study abroad

Have you undertaken study abroad or are you considering it?

On behalf of UniversitiesUK and the British Council, the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) is undertaking a survey to obtain students’ and recent graduates’ perspectives on spending time abroad during degree programmes.

We are interested in exchanges or other periods spent in an overseas university, work placements abroad, volunteering abroad or any other overseas element of your degree (or mobility scheme linked with your university), provided it is between two weeks and a year in duration.

We’d like you to complete our online survey if you are a current student or recent graduate who:

  • Has spent one or more periods like this abroad
  • Has applied for study abroad (or another mobility scheme) and is waiting to go
  • Applied but did not go, for whatever reason
  • Considered a scheme or study abroad, but did not apply
  • Is considering it now.

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Goinglobal – new resource for York students

200x179_gumbi If you’re considering working outside the UK, Goinglobal is a valuable resource now available to York students.

Its extensive information includes 41 country guides with:

  • job search resources
  • industry and employment trends
  • top company listings’work permits and visas
  • cultural advice
  • application and interview advice
  • and much more.

Goinglobal also has a key employer directory with 400,000+ country-specific company profiles; USA and Canada city guides (with China cities coming soon); and worldwide job and internship vacancies.

To access this resource, York students need to visit our International work page and click on the Goinglobal link in the right hand column. You’ll then be prompted to input your University username and password for full access.



New case studies needed!

To support Global Connect, the work fair about studying, volunteering or working abroad which is running on Thursday 7 November from 5 until 6.30pm, Careers are looking for some new Case Studies.
Have you completed work experience or a volunteering project overseas? Do you want to share your experiences and inspire others? Does your writing have flair which you’d like to see promoted in the run-up to Global Connect and for the next year on our website?
If so, Careers would love to hear from you! We welcome expressions of interest from all current students who are able to write a short case study in response to set questions by the end of week 4.

E-mail for more information.

Win an overseas volunteering project!

Africa & Asia Venture is 18!

This year AV, the gap year volunteer organisation turns 18 and, just like our volunteers, we’ve decided to celebrate! AV was established in 1993 and our first group set off in 1994. Since then over 5,500 volunteers from all around the world have together contributed more than 1,200 man-years of voluntary work on AV’s projects, varying in duration from five weeks to five months.

In celebration of our 18th birthday, we are offering people the chance to win a place on any one of AV’s projects starting no later than 1 September 2013. Included in the prize – which is worth up to £3,490 / approx US$ 5,235 – is all pre-departure information and support, an in-country induction course, accommodation and meals during the project phase, 24/7 in-country back-up etc. The offer does not include flights, visas, travel insurance and spending money.

To Enter…
Simply tell us exactly why you want to volunteer with AV! Take a look at AV’s website (, then complete the following statement in no more than 100 words and e-mail it to – “I would like to volunteer in the developing world with Africa & Asia Venture (AV) because….”

Entrants must also provide their name, e-mail address, date of birth, country of residence and how / where they heard of AV. The competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world aged 18-25 at the start date of the chosen project. Entries must be received by AV no later than midnight (GMT) on 29 February 2012. Terms and conditions apply.

Please contact Africa & Asia Venture on: +44 (0)1380 729009;;

To keep up to date with all the celebrations for our 18th year and news from AVs on project please visit our Facebook page

International Work Experience, Study and Volunteering event – Wednesday 9 November

Physics P/T/006  5.15pm – 7.15pm

Find out about overseas opportunities to study, gain work experience or volunteer from a number of providers, and gather information on what to look for when selecting activities or placements.

This is an information event and there will be organisations present to provide further information on different types of volunteering and study options overseas.  You can also pick up important information from the Foreign  & Commonwealth Office stand about staying safe while you prepare to travel overseas and during your trip.

For further information on the types of organisations attending please visit: