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GREEN TEA AND CAREERS Amit Sinha Executive Director - Europe - Students for a Smarter Planet Co-President - Students for a...
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers How can you distinguish yourself from the crowd?
03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers It is all about taking the opportunities available to you...
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE? <ul><li>Board of Studies (BoS) representatives </li></ul><ul><li>York Award ( http://www...
WEBSITES YOU SHOULD BE SIGNED UP TO… <ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitsi...
SO, I WANT AN INTERNSHIP… WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
SO I WANT AN INTERNSHIP, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? <ul><li>Student Internship Bureau (Again!) </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li><...
03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers Source: IBM Website
<ul><li>These skills can be learnt: </li></ul><ul><li>Java skills </li></ul><ul><li>Finance qualifications </li></ul><ul><...
HOW TO DEMONSTRATE THESE SKILLS <ul><li>EXAMPLES! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples can range from academic encounters to int...
HOW TO DEMONSTRATE THESE SKILLS <ul><ul><ul><li>Use  STAR’H’  to structure your examples: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
WHAT IS A TYPICAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS? 18/04/11 SMARTER CAMPUS WORKSHOP
SO YOU GOT AN INTERVIEW <ul><ul><li>Do your homework…really </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the job description to underst...
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Amit Sinha, the Co-President of SFSP at York is now in his final year of a Computer Science degree. As well as being Co-President, Amit splits his time between his duties as the Executive Director – Europe, for SFSP and serving on SFSP’s Global Advisory Board. Indeed, since arriving at York, Amit has made quite an impression on both the student body and faculty. Even in his first year, he became both the Computer Science Board of Studies Representative and the first Faculty Representative for the Core Sciences, roles in which he pushed through important changes. Outside of York, Amit has seen great success, gaining an award as one of the Top 20 Student Contributors in IBM’s Smarter Planet University JAM in 2009, and participating in IBM’s EMEA Best Student Recognition event 2010. He is also currently a Student Partner for Microsoft.

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  1. 1. GREEN TEA AND CAREERS Amit Sinha Executive Director - Europe - Students for a Smarter Planet Co-President - Students for a Smarter Planet Society - University of York Member, SFSP Global Advisory Board Microsoft Student Partner IBM EMEA Best Student Recognition Event Participant 2010 Third Year Computer Scientist - University of York Email: as647@york.ac.uk Twitter: amit_sinha
  2. 2. FOOD FOR THOUGHT 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  3. 3. 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers How can you distinguish yourself from the crowd?
  4. 4. 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers It is all about taking the opportunities available to you...
  5. 5. WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE? <ul><li>Board of Studies (BoS) representatives </li></ul><ul><li>York Award ( http://www.york.ac.uk/services/careers/skills.cfm ) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Societies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will be hearing about SFSP towards the end of this event </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Internship Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering Work </li></ul><ul><li>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about asking the right questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And not being afraid to ask them… </li></ul></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  6. 6. WEBSITES YOU SHOULD BE SIGNED UP TO… <ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitsinhaUK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>myOnePage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://myonepage.com/amit_sinha </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/amit_sinha </li></ul></ul></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  7. 7. SO, I WANT AN INTERNSHIP… WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  8. 8. SO I WANT AN INTERNSHIP, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? <ul><li>Student Internship Bureau (Again!) </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Most companies will say they want a penultimate student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That shouldn’t stop you from applying! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will probably need to be working towards a 2.i </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be able to demonstrate certain ‘key’ skills </li></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  9. 9. 03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers Source: IBM Website
  10. 10. <ul><li>These skills can be learnt: </li></ul><ul><li>Java skills </li></ul><ul><li>Finance qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting Models </li></ul><ul><li>HR Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing experience </li></ul><ul><li>These are ‘life skills’: </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Client focus </li></ul><ul><li>Drive to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for the business </li></ul><ul><li>Creative problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Taking ownership </li></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  11. 11. HOW TO DEMONSTRATE THESE SKILLS <ul><li>EXAMPLES! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples can range from academic encounters to internships/society meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use the same example for everything (if possible!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try and show that every experience you have had, you’ve learnt from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of what your strengths are, what are you good at, what achievements are you proud of, what challenging situations have you overcome? </li></ul></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  12. 12. HOW TO DEMONSTRATE THESE SKILLS <ul><ul><ul><li>Use STAR’H’ to structure your examples: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S – what is the S ituation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T – what was the T ask that you achieved? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A – what A ction did you take? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R – what was the end R esult? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H – what would you have done in H indsight? </li></ul></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
  13. 13. WHAT IS A TYPICAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS? 18/04/11 SMARTER CAMPUS WORKSHOP
  14. 14. SO YOU GOT AN INTERVIEW <ul><ul><li>Do your homework…really </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the job description to understand what is expected of you and what competencies they will be looking for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it into a conversation between you and the interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. using a 70:30 approach to talking... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be afraid to be different </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to say I do not know the answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But try to give a educated guess based on what I know... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the interviewer something to remember you by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the interviewer is just another human(!) </li></ul></ul>03/03/2011 Coffee and Careers
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