Getting the most out of your internship


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



Fashion work experience at Sacred Obscene

We love to hear how our students are getting on during their work experience placements, so were pleased to get an email from Urmi Choudhury, a Fashion and Textiles student, currently working with The Sacred Obscene.

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‘I can’t get any media-related work experience – what should I do?’

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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…

Read Full Article – Media Work Experience Advice



Student goes from BBC work experience to freelance reporter whilst still at uni


The BBC work experience scheme is now open for applications until 27 February. We asked a student who gained work experience at the BBC for some insider tips and insight.

Alex Watson, TV & Broadcasting student, is in his final year and works in his holidays as a freelance reporter for the BBC.

Alex applied on the BBC website for a work experience placement back in 2014 and was unsuccessful. He didn’t let that put him off and tried again in 2015. That time he was successful.

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