The final year of your degree can be a very busy period for academic commitments (with course assessments, dissertations and final exams), but it's also a time you'll be seriously considering your next steps after graduation.
So, how do you get 'graduate ready'? Try our Next Steps Planner to find resources for whichever stage you're at. Alternatively, check out the sections below to see the support that's available to you. Don't forget there's lots more information on the rest of our website too.
For the class of 2020, life after graduation may be looking quite different from what you'd expected. Check our regularly updated page, Careers issues in Covid-19 and look after yourself too - you'll find some tips in our blog, Five ways to careers wellbeing.
If you want to start thinking about possible career areas try the following resources.
If you're still unsure about your next steps, we're here to help. You can discuss any careers-related issue at Careers Drop-in or at a careers advice appointment. See the Talk to us page for information about the range of appointments we offer - all of which you can book through Handshake
If you're concerned about any issues, such as your degree result; disclosing a disability; how to talk about a leave of absence, we have some resources that could help:
Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss your concerns.
The Open University has a free online course, Just graduated, what next? which includes looking for work, and the transition to the workplace (including working remotely).
Even after graduation you still have access to the majority of our services, including appointments (via Google Meet). Check out the alumni page for details of what's still on offer.
York graduates can continue to access Handshake to view vacancies, submit online enquiries via the Careers Information Team and book appointments. You will need to activate your account on Handshake (live July 2020) and can update your profile and share it with employers if you wish.
Finally, all York graduates are part of the York Global Alumni Association, helping you to keep in touch with the University and other York alumni. you'll receive further information about this at graduation.