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.
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.
Check the Term's events programme to see who will be visiting York.
The fairs for this Autumn have now passed.
Three recruitment fairs run each Autumn Term, bringing top employers on campus:
Students with additional needs can request early access to the fairs this term (30 minutes before advertised opening time). Please email email@example.com to request this, and let us know which fair/s you are planning to attend.
Fairs at other times of the year include:
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!
Working in... sessions for 2016/17 will be held mainly in the Spring term:
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:
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:
These sessions help you develop vital skills, and include employer-led workshops. They are open to all students of any year of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep up with our latest events news
Did you know...?
In February 2017 we ran:
- 57 workshops and skills courses
- with 1,025 places booked by students
To book to attend events on campus, see our employer pages.
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."