We offer a range of appointments, both in-person and online. You may just be getting started with looking for work experience and thinking about career ideas, or you may need more in-depth careers advice and guidance from one of our careers consultants to achieve your goals. Check the list below to choose the appointment that is best for you.
You’re welcome to come in and talk to us, but if you’ve just got a quick question you could send us a message on Handshake. We’ll reply to you quickly, and signpost you to appropriate resources and further help if needed.
Careers drop-in is available 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday in semester-time. Ask us about
Similar to drop-in (above) but available online using Virtual on Handshake, during semesters and vacation. Book a time in Handshake.
For more in-depth advice and guidance, book a careers advice appointment with one of our careers consultants. They can offer impartial and confidential advice on topics including
If you’re just getting started, you could come to a drop-in, book a First Steps appointment, or find the information you need on our website.
If your circumstances mean that you would benefit from a longer appointment (for example to discuss issues related to a disability), or you would like to bring a support worker with you to your appointment, please contact us, providing as much information as possible, to arrange this.
Slightly longer (30 minute) careers advice appointments tailored to the specific needs of final year students and graduates.
Use this appointment to help you:
(Feel free to book a careers advice appointment above, if the times available suit you better, or if you just have a quick question.)
Whether you are hoping to stay in academia or are looking at careers in other sectors, use this appointment with the Careers Consultant for postgraduate researchers to discuss any aspect of career management, including:
We can discuss your CV, LinkedIn profile or any job application you are making at the drop-in or a first steps/careers advice appointment. If you want written feedback, you can request it via Handshake:
We give feedback within five working days. Due to student demand we can't give repeat feedback on the same document and we don't proofread for grammar and spelling. Use Grammarly, or the tools available in Word or Google Docs to help with this.
If you have an interview scheduled, for a job or further study, practise answering competency-based interview questions in a safe environment, with expert feedback on your approach. A Careers Consultant will use generic interview questions, so you do not need to send us your application and job description in advance. The focus will be on how you answer questions and perform during an interview.
Postgraduate Research students, please book a Postgraduate Research Student Careers Appointment for your mock interview if possible.
Help with considering the Placement Year programme available through Careers and Placements. Available to second year undergraduates in semester 1, and to first and second years in semester 2.
Use a Placement Year appointment to help you:
Students with a placement year available through their academic department should speak to the relevant member of staff in that department.
Visit the placement year web page for initial information.
Book an Enterprise appointment in Handshake to
Find information and advice on the Enterprise web pages and get involved with Enterprise courses and activities.
If you are a disabled student and feel you would benefit more from a longer appointment, please do get in touch to request this. Where appropriate, you are welcome to invite your support worker to a careers appointment, and can contact us in advance to book a time to suit everyone - send a message on Handshake or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you've explored the resources on our website, book an appointment through Handshake:
As well as in-person appointments, we also offer online appointments using Virtual on Handshake. So if you are:
you can still book an appointment in Handshake and select Virtual on Handshake as the appointment medium. If you have any difficulty finding a suitable appointment, please message the Careers Information Team in Handshake.
Only current students and graduates of the University have full access to our services. Exceptions to this include graduate access to appointments at busy periods, when priority will be given to current students. If you are currently studying at another university, you should use their careers service.
Graduates of other institutions have limited access for up to three years after graduation. Appointment availability is subject to demand from current students, who will receive priority.
Access is unavailable to University staff and members of the public, unless they meet the above criteria (ie are graduates of York or a recent graduate of another university).
If we are not able to help you, you may be able to get support from the National Careers Service