My name is Rowan and I’m studying a MSc in Audio and Music Technology. As I’m on a one year course, I’m currently working out where I want to be come September. I have ruled out doing a PhD (at least for a few years), so my path seems pretty clear: go into some kind … Continue reading Working in-house vs freelancing
First of all; what on Earth is the York Award? The York Award is an award from the University, open to any student, that recognises people who have got really involved in university life. People that have developed personally and professionally in ways that go beyond their course. This might sound like an intimidating statement; … Continue reading Why you should apply for the York Award
Trying to get a placement was a tricky part of my second year at university. Thankfully, that’s not true for everyone. Whilst some found it difficult to secure a placement, others were offered the first they applied for. Even now, I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly why I found it so challenging. Perhaps I … Continue reading Taking a placement year – best bits and top tips!
There are so many opportunities available at York to help enhance your future career prospects. Taking part in some of these has been a really fun part of my time at York. York Award In my first year as a postgrad student, I started working on the York Award. This is a great way of … Continue reading Making the most of career opportunities at York
Whatever year of study you may be in, it’s important to begin planning for your career early. If you try to build your C.V. early on then it takes the pressure off when you’re about to graduate. This is especially true if you have a specific kind of job you would like to apply for. … Continue reading Planning your career and building your C.V.
Innovative modules and assignments The great thing about studying Social Policy at York is the innovative modules we get to do! Imagine one minute you’re working with prisoners at HMP Buckley Hall and the next, you’re playing the role of Secretary of State for Health trying to get funding from the Treasury for your latest … Continue reading 5 things to look forward to about studying Social Policy at York
When you become a student at the University, you will be entitled to so many different opportunities. This could include volunteering, entering competitions or joining a society. What I want to talk about is the Business Accelerator Start Up. So – what is the Business Accelerator Start Up? Well; it’s a grant of £1,500, along … Continue reading You’re hired! The University’s Business Accelerator Start Up Grant
Hey everyone! Welcome to what is probably the final instalment of my Management placement journey. Well done if you’ve kept up with it all so far! If you’ve been reading from the beginning, you’ll know I’ve been on quite a journey, and wow what a year it has been. In case you missed it, my … Continue reading Preparing to finish my Management placement: They think it’s all over, it is now…
Hi, I’m Jade, an Interactive Media student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as an Intern Game Designer at Criterion Games. Why did you decide to do a placement? I’ve always wanted to work in the Games Industry. Through the course I’m studying at university, I discovered my love for games … Continue reading Spending a year as a Game Designer at Criterion Games
Hi, I’m Amina, a Film and TV Production student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as a Creative Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wasn’t planning to do a placement year until one day when our department sent around an email about … Continue reading Working as a Creative Intern at the Walt Disney Company