Careers resources and services
We offer expert careers information and guidance to all our students and graduates.
We provide extensive opportunities to develop skills to strengthen you as a whole person. This will allow you to know yourself and others, and how to improve yourself and others.
Depending on your professional goals, we have a range of services and resources available. We also provide further services for international students, disabled students, and students with unique individual backgrounds, such as first-generation university students or LGBTQ+ students.
For information about career support in London, please contact David Coronado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers Week 2020
From Monday 26 - Friday 30 October we will be hosting a week of online events to support your career development.
Career Planning Appointments
You can book a one-to-one Career Planning Sessions with your Career Advisor. They will help you create a clear and personalised strategy for development during your time at YSJ. Appointments are available for:
- CV and cover letter review
- Interview tips and mock interviews
- Internship search
- Assessment centres
- General career guidance
- Company research
- Video interview prep
- Psychometric testing
Inside Look Programme
With only half of graduates working in a field related to their degree, the Inside Look Programme will give you an inside look into multiple sectors and employers.
By partnering with employers in various sectors, you can get first-hand experience of company culture, career paths and opportunities. You can also network with key stakeholders.
You can interact with employers related to their degree or engage with employers out of pure interest and passion.
London Career Week is open to students from every discipline and level of study. This intensive career development week is designed to help you build new skills, knowledge and gain accreditations. The activities, events and workshops will add to your CV and personal development.
Each year we also organise a number of targeted Career Fairs in London and York. You will have access to a range of employers across different sectors to find out about placements, part-time work and graduate jobs.
Enhance your employability with industry experience. Many employers use internships and placements as a way to encourage you to consider them as an option after graduating. They are also a way for you to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed during your degree.
You can gain industry experience through the following ways:
- Short Internships
- Industry Projects
We provide advice and guidance to help you secure your placement. Your Placement Adviser will support you during your placement and you will remain a student with access to all the university’s services and support. Your successful placement will be included on your degree certificate.
Our broad programme of events covers all your careers needs. Learn about making career choices, networking, industry insight and skill development. As a student in London, you will have access to events hosted both in London and York, including:
- Sector specific masterclasses
- Company presentations
- Networking events
- Career development workshops
We offer support to all students and recent graduates interested in volunteering opportunities. We also encourage our students to pursue their own volunteering project ideas. Whatever your interest, we aim to guide you to an experience that will further develop and enrich you as a member of society.
Charlotte Grayson MSc International Fashion and Luxury Marketing
Having never had an interview before the thought of applying for internships was slightly daunting. However, my Placement Advisor supported me in perfecting my CV and helped secure a number of interviews. I was supported in the lead up to the interviews and even had some mock interviews in preparation. I was thrilled to find out I had secured my first placement as a Fashion Social Media intern!
Dharani Kari MBA
My course time here at York St John was no less than Fantastic. It was an amazing journey with wonderful people. The best part about the university is its incredible human touch which sets it a class apart from other universities. The course structure is well organized and taught by experts in academics and industry professionals. We get an amazing chance to interact with people who are successful in the industry. It helped me in gaining practical experience and be prepared for the commercial job market. I would recommend my university to help and build a successful career.
Lidia Chencheva MSc International Fashion and Luxury Marketing
I was nervous about looking for an internship within the lifestyle and beauty industry because I had no previous experience in that sector and I had never been to an interview before. I worked with my Placement Advisor who helped me update my CV and also helped me prepare for interviews. I was excited to be offered an opportunity to shadow the director of a cosmetics company!