Emily Haysom, a Media Studies and Entertainment Technology student is undertaking her placement year with The Walt Disney Company. Emily talks to us about her experience with working on different projects and what it is like working for the Mouse himself!
Ellis, a Media Studies student is working as a Music Promoter for his placement year at Hot Vox based in London. He tells us why he loves his placement, why he recommends doing one and what it’s like working in the exciting music industry.
When you’re a student going through university, you’ll be told almost endlessly that you need to get work experience in order to land yourself a job in the future. While this advice is absolutely correct (you need to build your skills and develop a work ethic), unfortunately it doesn’t do much to help the tens of thousands of students who are trying to get work experience in highly sought industries such as media. If anything, it increases the pressure that ultimately leads some people towards the path of giving up in favour of settling with a career that’s easier to attain.
Read this useful article by video production company ‘Southpoint Films’ for advice and tips about getting work experience in the industry…