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Careers and Employability

Our standing among the UK's best Economics Departments means that our students leave York with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the next step in their careers.

York graduates have pursued highly successful careers in a wide range of different areas, including:

- Accountancy, Banking and Finance
- Development, International Organizations and NGOs
- Economic and Management Consultancy
- Healthcare Consultancies
- Law
- Public Sector, Politics and Policy
- Teaching and Academic Research

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A Volunteer Teaching Experience in Peru’ from one of our Former Students

What it's like to volunteer at a Teaching Project - Projects Abroad volunteer Charles describes his experience as a teaching volunteer at a Teaching Project in a school in Cuzco, Peru.

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our wide range of projects, including Teaching, Care, Conservation & Environment, Medicine & Healthcare, Sports, Culture & Community projects and Journalism, are designed specifically for the needs of the communities in which we work, whilst giving our volunteers the very best experience of volunteering abroad.

Projects Abroad homepage - Volunteer abroad with Projects Abroad, offering a broad variety of volunteer projects worldwide.

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Looking for more help with work, volunteering and career planning then check out the Student Homepage.

Graduation celebrations

The careers department at York was critical to the success of my job application. Friendly and always available; the department ensured that any request I had was dealt with immediately. I would strongly recommend anyone, whether or not you are applying to a graduate/internship role to get in touch. To give you confidence and self-evaluation, to see your strengths and give you direction.

Ben Thorley, 3rd Year Economics