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Prepare for the fairs session

A webinar to help you prepare to get the most out of the fairs in week 3

This session took place on Wednesday 7 October. Watch the full recording on Replay.

Before attending the session:

  • please have a look through the following resources for those relevant to you, and come with your questions
  • find out more about the fairs on our webpages
  • find out about how fairs will work in Handshake - book your place at the fair(s) and explore booking a 1:1 or group appointment with an employer you're interested in.

All questions welcome at the webinar - grad schemes, choosing which companies to apply to, how recruitment works, how to talk to employers - there's no such thing as a silly question!

Coming to the Law Fair?

Law firms are interested in recruiting both Law graduates, and graduates from other subject areas (the split can be around 50:50).

If you're not a Law student, and want to explore this option, have a look at

  • Legal careers job sector page - particularly the section: Do I need a Law degree?

Watch this helpful video from Chris Wilkinson, York Law School, on how to make the most of the virtual Law Fair. (Note the process and timelines will be different for non-Law students.)

Making the most of a virtual fair

Suggestions for how to make sure you (and your tech) are ready for the virtual fair, and how to make a good impression:

Careers and Placements video: What to expect from virtual events

Handshake video: 3 reasons to come to a virtual careers fair

Handshake video: Prepare for a virtual careers fair

Handshake guidance: Video requirements and troubleshooting

How does graduate recruitment work and why do employers come to fairs?

We’ve created a range of resources to help you understand how graduate recruitment works, including:

What jobs can you do with your degree and how do you choose?

If you want some inspiration for ideas of what you could be doing either while you are still with us at York or when you graduate take a look at these: