Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.
I’m Taylor and I am a final year English Language and Linguistics (with placement year) student and I want to share some of the opportunities that are offered as part of your programme of study at the University of York, and in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. Higher education is not only about discovering more about the subject you love, it is also a great opportunity to immerse yourself in everything that the city and the University has to offer and one of those things is the Placement Year Programme. In my blog, I will be talking about my placement year experience, some of my placement highlights and how this experience has impacted my studies. I hope you are looking forward to coming to York and starting your course. You have so much to look forward to- just remember to grab every opportunity that comes by you!
I have now completed my 12-month placement experience as part of the uplands research team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. In that time, I have worked with some amazing people, had lots of practical fieldwork experience and spent a year living in what must be one of the most beautiful areas of the … Continue reading My placement experience: highlights and reflections
The process of getting a placement can be really tough. There can be more stages of an application process than you thought were possible and it’s often your first ‘real’ work-related rejections. However, I can tell you first-hand that the bumps in the road along the way will be worth it. My placement year so … Continue reading A Pfantastic Year! Highlights and Learnings of My Placement Year at Pfizer
Hi everyone! My name is Chloe and I am a Biochemistry undergraduate student. I’ve spent my year in industry at AstraZeneca within the Oncology department specialising in treatments for lung cancer. Getting started I was very shocked when I received my offer from AstraZeneca. Although I was excited about such a great opportunity, I was … Continue reading My Year in Industry at AstraZeneca!
Trying to get a placement was a tricky part of my second year at university. Thankfully, that’s not true for everyone. Whilst some found it difficult to secure a placement, others were offered the first they applied for. Even now, I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly why I found it so challenging. Perhaps I … Continue reading Taking a placement year – best bits and top tips!
Hey everyone! Welcome to what is probably the final instalment of my Management placement journey. Well done if you’ve kept up with it all so far! If you’ve been reading from the beginning, you’ll know I’ve been on quite a journey, and wow what a year it has been. In case you missed it, my … Continue reading Preparing to finish my Management placement: They think it’s all over, it is now…
Hi, I’m Jade, an Interactive Media student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as an Intern Game Designer at Criterion Games. Why did you decide to do a placement? I’ve always wanted to work in the Games Industry. Through the course I’m studying at university, I discovered my love for games … Continue reading Spending a year as a Game Designer at Criterion Games
Hi, I’m Amina, a Film and TV Production student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as a Creative Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wasn’t planning to do a placement year until one day when our department sent around an email about … Continue reading Working as a Creative Intern at the Walt Disney Company
Hi, I’m Matt, an Economics and Finance student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working as a Finance Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? When looking at uni courses I decided I wanted to do some sort of internship or placement year. I also … Continue reading My finance placement at The Walt Disney Company