International Student Ambassadors are responsible for helping at events and representing the university from an international student’s perspective. I’m currently a postgraduate student, but I’ve been an International Student Ambassador since the first year of my undergraduate studies. The role has given me so many new skills and experiences. I’m going to share my story … Continue reading What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?
Hi, I’m Luise from Germany! I signed up to be an international student ambassador in my first year at the University of York. I have since answered students’ queries online and in person multiple times. For me, it is the perfect job alongside my studies and I would highly recommend it. Here’s why: Flexible working … Continue reading International student ambassador: The perfect Job!
Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.
I am already halfway through my MSc in Engineering Management. This one-year-long program has helped me to understand my abilities, including attitude, time management and planning in the context of my career aspirations. All these skills are helping me to prepare for the next stage of my career in the areas of e-commerce. Attitude As … Continue reading Important Skills I’ve Learnt During my MSc
Careers and Placements have launched season 7 of the ‘What do you actually do ?’ podcast with, Talking census: a career in genealogy. Christina studied BA Archaeology at UCL, MA in History at York followed by a History PhD in the USA, where she now works for family history company Ancestry. Also coming up this term: … Continue reading What do you actually do ? Podcast series
There is a common stereotype of the ‘panic masters’; a postgraduate degree undertaken after graduating because you don’t know what you want to do next. For Arts and Humanities students, it is sometimes seen as a last resort to avoid the world of employment for a year. Or as an option only for prospective PhD … Continue reading How studying for an MA can help your career
As a final year PhD student, I am now having to seriously think about my options for the future. Ideally, I would love to be able to continue working in research. During my time at the University of York, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and have discovered that … Continue reading Thinking about a career in academia?
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!