Robert Moisuc is a Music and Sound Technology student working as a Sound Engineer at an exciting music promotion company in London; Hot Vox. He tells us about his experience so far, gigs and festivals he’ll be working at and what it’s like being in the fast paced music industry.
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…
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?
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.
”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…