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

Full details of all events are available on Handshake.


Click here for the event recordings and presentation slides.

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.

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

The presentations and talks page has slides from some of the talks, if provided by the speaker.


Careers fairs

Graduate Recruitment and Internships Fairs

Three careers fairs run each Autumn Term, bringing top employers on campus. Find out about internships and insight events, placement years and graduate jobs.  Information about autumn 2020 events coming soon.

Global Opportunities Fair

Organised by the Centre for Global Programmes, this fair features opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad and is also held in autumn term.

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.

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Careers in...

Careers in...

These events 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!

The Careers in... event on Wednesday 19 February 2020 will feature:

  • Professional business services
  • Social mission
  • Journalism, publishing and writing

Careers in... sessions 2018/19 were

  • Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR
  • Careers in Big Data
  • Careers in Policy and Development
  • Working in Research


  • Careers in Media, Arts and Heritage
  • Careers in Non Profit
  • Careers in Environment and Sustainability


  • Careers with children, young people and adult learners
  • Careers in Life Sciences
  • Careers in Finance
  • Working in Research 

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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.



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

We provide careers drop-in sessions, Monday - Friday, 11.00am - 1.00pm during term time in the Careers and Placements building. 

We also offer:

  • CV and applications reviews (in summer term please book an advice appointment for this)
  • Careers advice (including some faculty-specific appointments)
  • Placements appointments
  • Enterprise appointments
  • Mock interviews

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

Important notice: students are restricted to five appointments of each type within a 70 day period. Please use your appointments wisely, by using the online resources first.

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.

We advertise some insight events on Handshake.

  • 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.

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Did you know...?

In Autumn term 2019 we ran:

  • 3 major events
  • attended by 2,973 students
  • 98 workshops and skills courses
  • with 4,880 places booked by students
  • Employers

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

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."