Jonathan Whitney, Entertainment Technology graduate, completed a placement at Warner Bros. for which he won the School of Creative Technologies Placement Student of the Year award. He tells us about his placement and why he doesn’t think he’d have been able to get his graduate job at nDreams if he hadn’t done a placement.
You’re coming up to that stage in your studies. You’ve developed an assignment schedule and are settling into a study routine, but then you find yourself wondering what it will really be like to work in the industry — and if you’ve even chosen the right career path. That’s where internships come in and you start to ask questions such as…
- Are internships necessary for all industries?
- How long should I intern?
- Should I really be working for free?
- Will it get me a foot in the professional door?
- Internship Tips
Career expert Michelle Gibbings answers these questions and explains how internships are the practical side of tertiary learning…
Lauren Chivers, a Portsmouth Fashion and Textile Design student, chose to do a Placement+ year where she completed a number of short-term placements. Working at Holly Fulton and Paul Smith gave Lauren experience of working at a small company and a much larger business. Lauren tells us about her placement at Holly Fulton, where she worked alongside another Portsmouth fashion student, Sidnie.
Fresh Relevance, the marketing hub for online retailers, has welcomed the fourth intake to its successful annual intern programme including our very own Graphic Design student, Ben Edwards.
”It goes without saying that a placement year is invaluable and the fact that the University offer this and support you throughout, is definitely something to take advantage of.”
”Don’t be disheartened if your first interview doesn’t go as well as you want it to. Use this experience as practice for the next one!”
”Widen your comfort zone. Don’t limit yourself to applying for placements in certain locations. Go somewhere new, apply for placements all over including the places you’ve never even considered.”
Naomi Cripps, BA (Hons) Interior Design student, shares her placement experience with us; what she’s learnt, her highlights, new skills, advice for fellow students and why she really recommends taking a year out in industry…
Ryan Doggett, Computer Animation student is currently on his placement working as a Research and Development Intern at Procter and Gamble (Gillette) in Reading. He tells us about his experience and why he really recommends it…
Seven of our CCI students attended an exclusive event at the NBC Universal London office last week, ‘The Secret Life of Interns’. Read on to find out how their day went!