This is a guest blog post by final year student Niamh Woodmass, studying her BA (Hons) History. My name is Niamh Woodmass and I am a Final Year History student at Bournemouth University. I decided to do my 30 week work placement abroad as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona, Spain. Working abroad offers so… Read more » about Gaining confidence and networking on my placement in Barcelona
How can I make the most of BU’s careers service and the careers hub? So you may have decided on going to university… Yay! You are probably swept up in the excitement of your new independent adventure. However, when is the right time to start thinking about after university? At the end of the day,… Read more » about How can I make the most of BU’s Careers Service and the Careers Hub?
This is a guest blogger post by current student Natalia Ceballos, studying BA (Hons) Media Production. Hi! My name is Natalia and I recently completed a placement abroad at InterNations GmbH as a Public Relations Intern. Placement Search First of all, if I had to describe the placement search using three words, I would say:… Read more » about My placement year at InterNations in Munich, Germany
This is a guest blog post by current student Rebekah Phillips, studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Hello, my name is Rebekah a (now) final year Physiotherapy student at Bournemouth University. I started University like the majority of students, I moved away from home and settled in Student Accommodation where I quickly learnt to fend for myself… Read more » about Becoming a Physiotherapist during a Pandemic
This is a guest blogger post by current student Brityn Vreeland currently studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications. This past year I was fortunate enough to spend 12 months working for L’Oréal Paris and the L’Oréal UKI headquarters in London. During my second year of University, I was looking for placements pretty early on, with L’Oréal… Read more » about My year working for the biggest beauty brand in the world!
This is a guest blog post by current student Emily Thorne, studying BA (Hons) Communication and Media. When I was searching for a placement in my second year at University, I found the most helpful platform was LinkedIn. LinkedIn has all the information you need to know as you create a platform and business page… Read more » about My placement experience encouraged me to start my own businesses
This is a guest blog by Alex Cox, currently in her final year studying BSc (Hons) Marketing The class of 2020 are probably facing the biggest challenge since the 2008 recession. The impact of COVID-19 has cancelled graduate schemes and stalled recruitment for many companies. Like many recent graduates, I have struggled to secure a… Read more » about How I’ve been building my CV by volunteering remotely
This is a guest blogger post by current student Ben Levene, studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications. Now that I have finished my placement year, it seems like a great time to reflect on working for the Walt Disney Company. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Ben and I will be going… Read more » about Reflecting on my placement year at the Walt Disney Company
This is a guest blog post by current student Megan Voice, studying BA (Hons) Media Production who secured a B2B Marketing Associate role at Lenovo. Megan Voice: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-voice-media-production-marketing/ The three words to describe my placement search would be challenging, daunting and informative. The three words to describe my placement experience would be valuable, varied and… Read more » about Placement experience inspiration for final year projects and direction for graduating
Last year, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science student Zach Boakes wrote a blog piece about his placement year co-founding volunteering organisation North Bali Reef Conservation. Now he has been awarded the BU Placement Prize for his achievements, he is back with an update on how it is all going. My sandwich placement was spent at North… Read more » about From Bournemouth to Bali: Zach’s prize-winning placement
This is a guest blog by current student Emma Blackman, currently studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. COVID-19, what a rollercoaster. Working on the elderly care unit throughout this time has been heart wrenching and emotionally challenging at best. I have witnessed the absolute worst and the absolute best in a matter of months. The team-work I have… Read more » about My frontline experience as a physiotherapy student
So many students talk about how amazing their placement experiences were and how they simply applied for a job opportunity and secured it. However, that’s not always the case. What’s a real placement experience like? How should you prepare? Check out the vlog below to find out more!