What's on

Events programme

Week-by-week programme of fairs, presentations, skills courses, and departmental talks.

Full details of all events are available in Careers Gateway.

If you missed a talk, read the slides from past presentations.

Employer talks

Employer talks and presentations

A wide range of employers come to campus to showcase their companies and the opportunities they have for students and graduates. It's a great chance to hear more about the company and ask questions direct to the employer.

Professional Connect 26 Feb 13

Check the Term's events programme to see who will be visiting York.




Recruitment fairs

Graduate Recruitment & Internships Fairs

Recruitment Fair - Summer Term week 9

Monday 12 June, 12.00 - 15.00, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East

All the employers exhibiting at the fair have current jobs, placements or work experience opportunities to discuss and are keen to recruit.

So if you're looking to apply for graduate schemes, or for placements and work experience opportunities - this is the fair for you!

Three recruitment fairs run each Autumn Term, bringing top employers on campus:

Student with adviser at careers fair

Students with additional needs can request early access to the fairs this term (30 minutes before advertised opening time).  Please email careers@york.ac.uk to request this, and let us know which fair/s you are planning to attend.

Fairs at other times of the year include:

  • Summer Opportunities Fair (Spring Term)
  • Summer Recruitment Fair (Summer Term)

Useful reading

Careers in...

Careers in...

These events (formerly known as Working in...) are a great way to meet professionals in an informal setting, explore options and get advice. Come along and find out where your degree could take you!

Pro Co 2 May 2013

Working in... sessions for 2016/17 will be held mainly in the Spring term:

  • 17 January: Careers with children, young people and adult learners
  • 23 January: Careers in Life Sciences
  • 9 March: Careers in Finance

In the Autumn term we featured an event for students interested in working in the third sector: Careers in charity and social enterprise

Read about other recent sessions:

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Departmental events

Department events

There is a wide variety of Careers support on offer throughout the year in your department/faculty.
This often includes drop-in careers advice sessions or bookable careers advice appointments.
The activities listed in the events programme may not represent all careers activities in your department, so please check your timetable and the VLE as well for updates.



We provide careers drop-in sessions, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11.00am - 1.00pm, and an online Q&A chat on Tuesday, 11.00am - 1.30pm during term-time. Ideal for initial enquiries and no appointment needed.

We also offer five different types of appointments:

  • CV and applications reviews
  • Careers advice
  • Departmental careers appointments
  • Postgraduate student appointments
  • Mock interviews

For full details about these, how to book and how to prepare, see our Appointments page or see our short introduction How to book an appointment (PDF  , 771kb)

Skills courses

Skills courses

These sessions help you develop vital skills, and include employer-led workshops. They are open to all students of any year of study.

Students building model from plastic tubes

See the Skills courses page for a full listing of what's available this term.

If you are graduating in 2017, you can include any courses you complete in your York Award points allocation.


Mass open online courses are a good way of developing further knowledge of a subject or skill. These are online courses (often free of charge), which can give you an insight into a topic (eg programming, business and financial markets, skills for the workplace, etc). See our blog, The benefits of doing a MOOC. The University of York is offering MOOCs with FutureLearn, including Becoming a Digital Citizen, from January 2017.

Other events

Other events

  • Insight Days

Insight days allow students (particularly first years) to visit companies to learn more about them. For the employer it is a great way of connecting with good future candidates for internships and graduate roles.  It offers you an insight into the graduate job market, puts you in touch with employers and may help you secure an internship.

Search for "Employer insight event" in the opportunities in Careers Gateway.

  • Competitions

Taking part in competitions can be a great way to develop experience, gain achievements to add to your CV, and boost your confidence. Some competitions may be business games or require you to be creative and innovative. There are opportunities to compete as part of a team or as an individual.

Look out for announcements via our competitions page and through social media.

  • Student societies' careers-related events

Some student societies organise their own careers-related events, with speakers from particular professions and sectors.

Check out what's on offer via YUSU's links to societies.

If you run a student society and would like some help with funding a careers-related event for your members, visit our Fund for societies, clubs and colleges web page.

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Did you know...?

In Spring term 2017 we ran:

  • 113 workshops and skills courses
  • with 2,389 places booked by students
  • Employers

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

Event attendance

Please note: we reserve the right to take photos of events (and participants), and use them in our publicity.

Students who came to our latest networking event said:

"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."