So, you've finished your work experience placement. If all went to plan, you will have had an enjoyable time, learnt a lot about your chosen company and gained a valuable insight into the world of work. Now that it's over, it's time to express your appreciation to the company who provided you with all this.
Today's tech-savvy students have grown up with internet enabled devices in their hands. That means that in addition to the support they'll get from teachers, parents and school careers leaders - websites and apps will increasingly be at the heart of how they choose the next steps in their education as they progress towards the exciting world of work. In this article, LinkedIn expert Philip Calvert shares an extract from his new book Kick-Start Your Career With LinkedIn.
When it comes to preparing for your career at university, there are two common misconceptions. One is that internships and work experience are the be-all and end-all, and the other is that you can only start preparing in your penultimate year of university. Although, of course, internships can be extremely useful, there are many other ways that you can get relevant experience without the sacrifice of your summers or interference with your studies. In this article, one of our interns, Bear, shares her advice.
Completing an internship, or several, is now a well-trodden path to securing paid employment in many fields. The intern experience has even proved to be successful story matter for major Hollywood films such as Will Smith’s The Pursuit of Happiness and Robert De Niro’s (wait for it) The Intern. In this article, one of our interns, Matt, uncovers what an internship is all about.
Many of us will have experienced the feeling of ‘failure’ that comes from an unsuccessful job application or interview, not least overthinking every mistake we might have made or calculating the time we have put into researching a company or rehearsing potential interview responses, coupled with the overriding sense that all of this time and effort was to no avail.