This book provides students and graduates with a concise guide to work experience, placements and internships. It explores the full range of opportunities in key graduate sectors and offers support for each stage of the journey, from finding appropriate opportunities and applying for posts to developing a strategy and making the most of a placement.
This is an indispensable resource for anyone applying for placements, internships and graduate jobs. It will also be a valuable resource for careers advisors and staff on employability, personal development and career planning modules.
Steve Rook has been a student-focused University Careers Adviser for twelve years and has also managed his own successful recruitment company. He currently supports academics at a number of universities across the UK. His extensive professional experience in the UK and Australia combined with years spent travelling the world have informed his unique approach to career planning. Steve is also author of The Graduate Career Guidebook. If you would like him to design a workshop or event for your students on any area of career planning, enterprise or leadership, contact him at email@example.com.
Introduction: Why You Need This Book.- 1. Why Experience Matters.- 2. Planning Your Route.- 3. Managing Your Networks and Social Media.- 4. Extra-curricular Activities and Volunteering.- 5. Part-time, Temporary and Full-time Work.- 6. Internships and Placements.- 7. Heading Overseas.- 8. Managing Your Journey and Staying Safe.- 9. Applications and Interviews.- Notes.- References.- Index.