University of York
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"The careers service is very helpful and willing to meet. However, I feel like there should be more tailored advice about internships and specific experience needed to get a job in the field."
"The careers service in my department has been great at providing exclusive job opportunities for people on my course."
"The departmental careers service has been invaluable for checking and helping to write targeted CVs. The uni careers service offers some fantastic careers fairs where you can discover opportunities you didn't realise existed."
"We get specific career-tailored days, including the York strengths development day to focus on our skills for careers."
"If it wasn't for the help of my careers team, I don't think I'd have an internship placement this summer! They're really supportive when it comes to job applications and I've attended a lot of careers fairs and met a lot of potential employers. Even if I haven't been successful in job applications, I've always had fantastic feedback to reflect upon."
"The careers lectures and sessions were given to us in our first year at university and were continued up until we left. We have also been told that the careers service at York is open to us even after we leave the university. Therefore, I feel supported knowing that they will always be around to help. I took part in a York students in schools placement where I acted as a teaching assistant in a primary school class. This voluntary role was set up by the careers centre at York and gave me valuable experience in a classroom setting."
"There have been multiple events, from bringing in the CEO of Nestle to bringing in audit partners from the Big 4, at least every three weeks."
"A wide range of employers present, hold workshops and hold networking sessions on campus as well as attending careers fairs and recruiting students as campus ambassadors. Throughout the year there are a range of events taking place with employers but it is best to keep in touch with societies that relate to the career you are interested in as these events are often advertised through such societies. Some feedback has been good but at times it can be quite generic and not that helpful. The careers service does have a useful online system that allows you to easily access information about internships, graduate jobs, part-time jobs to do while at university, voluntary positions and holiday work that you can filter through with preferences."
"The careers service has a whole building dedicated to them and their facilities are quite extensive. It's easy to book appointments and there are lots of people to talk to for help on anything. From being completely lost on future careers to preparing for interviews, they are always prepared to help you."
"There are many employment fairs at the uni as well as many well advertised volunteering opportunities. They also offer personal careers appointments."
"There are fantastic weekly careers lectures and activities with potential employers."
"The careers services were very helpful. There could be a broader range of employers coming to the campus as the vast majority are just from the business and financial sectors, which is not what all students are looking for. Campus fairs and recruitment were mostly good apart from this."
"There's lots of careers advice, especially on applying for internships and activities that we can do to increase our employability."
"There is a really good careers service, although it can be really quite difficult to get an appointment with them. You can only book from the day before and appointments are very popular."
"I receive up to three careers emails a day for jobs that are suitable for me. They are always asking us to come and speak with them to update our CVs. From others' experiences they are very useful."
"The careers service runs quite a few talks with professionals in particular industries that you can attend. I think a compulsory one-to-one appointment with the careers team could be useful."