Placement experience: Designer at Really B2B – Claire, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

“My role involves anything from coming up with ideas and designs for infographics, tip sheets and eBooks, to social media posts, direct mails and landing pages. Every day is varied.” Claire Dunford is studying Graphic Design and is currently on placement as a Junior Designer at Really B2B in Portsmouth. She tells us how her placement has improved her confidence and why she loves working for Really B2B.

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Music Promoter at Hot Vox – Ellis’ placement experience so far

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.

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Ellis preparing for a gig

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How my NBCUniversal placement helped me get a job at the BBC – Abbie Smith, Film and TV Studies

Abbie Smith graduated in 2017 from our BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies course at the University of Portsmouth. Abbie tells us how her placement helped her get her current job at the BBC and why students should “take the plunge” and do a placement.

Abbie Smith at graduation

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Web Ops Platform (IT) placement at HM Land Registry – Fedar’s experience so far

Fedar, a Computer Games Enterprise student, talks about how a placement outside the games industry has given him a deeper understanding of the topics in his degree plus a great salary.

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My first month as the Placement Ambassador

How time flies! I cannot believe I have been working as the Placement and Employability Ambassador for a month! I’ve had a great few weeks here and enjoy the feeling of being busy again (because Third Year doesn’t do that enough – obviously!).

I thought I’d write a blog post to give you an insight into my job and what I get up to in this prestigious and coveted role…

Beth outside CC
#AskTheAmbassador – that’s me!

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How my Warner Bros. placement helped me get a job at nDreams – Jon Whitney, Entertainment Technology

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.

Me at an awards ceremony with my manager
Me at an awards ceremony with my manager

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Getting the most out of your internship

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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…

Full article – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship