Hello everybody and happy Monday!
I have recently been offered my summer placement for 2017 and therefore this weeks blog is my guide on getting the right placement for you. Placements are the time for you to break away from your studies, explore the industry you are looking to go into in order to come back to your final year with a clear mindset about what you are going to do when you leave university. As well as network with experts, meet new friends and explore a new area.
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I have had a clear goal of where I want to end up in life since I was in year 9 of school, maybe even before then but for as long as I can remember, it was always Australia. Hence when I went to university and began to think about placements I was adamant that that was where I was going.
I came to the conclusion in my first year of university that I was not going to complete a placement year but instead do one each summer before I graduate to gain the same level of experience and get out and see the world after completing my degree straight through. This was the best decision for me however others may need the placement year to feel comfortable with a company or fully explore different sectors of their chosen industry.
I completed a placement in Marbella as Marketing Executive for Marbella Rocks Magazine from May-August 2016 and I have recently accepted my offer to work for a company in Sydney Australia who work on a number of events from brand incentives, gala dinners, weddings, sport, music events and film premieres. The range that they put on means that I will be able to fully explore a range of events which will benefit my knowledge and expertise when I come back for my final year.
Due to already securing a placement I wanted to help others with their search. Below I have compiled some tips and advice that I believe will help others find the right placement for them in my experience.
I hope these pointers have been some help to anyone searching for a placement at university or even searching for a job. These tips can be applied to voluntary or paid work in UK or abroad.
Until next time,
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