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Until on-campus events are once more available, a programme of online events will be offered thoughout Autumn Term.

  • Some of these (like our careers fairs) will be live, interactive sessions, with full details avilable on Handshake.
    • These events are bookable up to two weeks before the event date
    • When 'attending' these events, make sure you are using your University authenticated Zoom account (Zoom sessions) or log in to the VLE before you join the event (Collaborate Ultra sessions), check the event details in Handshake for instructions
    • To browse all our events on offer, visit Handshake. Click on 'events' and type 'UoY' in the search box
  • Others will be virtual careers sessions, which can be accessed at any time on the Presentations and talks page (or click on the button below). 

Virtual careers sessions


Careers fairs

Virtual Careers Fairs - autumn term

Connect with top employers to find out about graduate jobs, placement years and summer internships.

  • Law Fair - Wednesday 14 October
  • Grad Jobs and Placements Fair - Thursday and Friday 15-16 October

Global Opportunities Fair - autumn term

Organised by the Centre for Global Programmes, this fair features opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad and will be held on Wednesday 4 November, 11:00 - 15:00.

Other fairs

Fairs at other times of the year include:

  • Job Fair usually held in summer term with a focus on finalists and postgrads looking for graduate jobs, plus part-time/summer work for first and second years

Virtual careers sessions

Employer talks

Employer sessions

A wide range of employers get involved with workshops and skills sessions at the University of York - these offer a great opportunity to find out about the company and its culture, and ask questions direct to the employer. All sessions will be virtual events in Autumn 2020, and we are also looking forward to welcoming employers to our virtual fairs in week 3 Autumn Term. Find out more in Handshake.

Many employers are also offering their own programme of virtual events and insight sessions, in addition to those arranged with Careers and Placements. You can find these in Handshake event listings.

Virtual careers sessions



  • Drop-in - ideal for initial enquiries and no appointment needed

We provide careers drop-in sessions, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11.00am - 1.00pm during term time in the Careers and Placements building.  We can also answer your questions via Handshake (message the Careers Information Team) or can arrange an online drop-in if that suits you better.

We also offer:

  • Careers advice 
  • Careers advice for postgraduate research students
  • Placements appointments
  • Enterprise appointments
  • Mock interviews

For full details about these, how to book and how to prepare, see our Appointments page

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  • Employers

To book to attend events on campus or virtual events, see our employer pages.

Student comments:

"A very informative and motivating event
Gives you a stronger idea of what skills you already have which are relevant
Gave information on the actual skills employers look for, from the employers themselves
inspiring… informative… a bit different."