York St John London Campus
London Careers Service
We offer expert careers information and guidance to all our students and graduates.
We provide 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 careers services 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, contact David Coronado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career planning appointments
Book a 1 to 1 career planning session with a Career Adviser. They will help you create a strategy for development during your time at York St John. Sessions can include:
- CV and cover letter review
- Interview tips, video interview preparation, and mock interviews
- Internship search
- Applications and assessment centres
- General career guidance
- Company research
- Psychometric testing
Inside Look Programme
Only half of graduates work in a field related to their degree. The Inside Look Programme provides an insight into different sectors and employers.
Partner with employers and get first-hand experience of company culture and career paths. You can also network with key stakeholders.
You can interact with employers related to your degree or meet employers out of interest.
London Career Week is open to students from every discipline and level of study. You will build new skills and knowledge, and gain accreditations. The activities, events and workshops will add to your CV and personal development.
Each year we also organise targeted Career Fairs in London and York. You will have access to employers from different sectors to find out about placements, part time work and graduate jobs.
Enhance your employability with industry experience. They are also a chance 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. 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 you to pursue your own volunteering project ideas.
Meet our team
David Coronado III
Head of Partnerships and Placements
More career support
LaunchPad Online is the online careers support hub. You can book appointments with a Career Adviser, and access online support for CVs, cover letters and interview preparation material.
Access free psychometric testing. Psychometric testing helps employers gauge the future performance of a candidate and improve employee retention by making successful hiring decisions. York St John students have free access to Graduate First.
Student Circus is a job search platform for international students that brings filtered visa supported job listings, internships, and placement opportunities. With Student Circus, you can now apply to employers who hire international students.
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 Adviser 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 organised 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 Adviser 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!