#FridayFive: Five Reasons to do a Placement Year

This post originally appeared on StudentJobUk, which you can read here. Last year I undertook a placement year in London, as part of my business with public relations degree. The year in industry was completely optional, but I already knew when first applying for the course that I wanted to carry…

Guest Post: What It’s Like to Intern in Amsterdam

This article was written by Megan Bryant, an Online Marketer for StudentJob UK.  A little over a year ago, I was offered the position to work as an Online Marketer at Netherland’s largest recruitment agency, YoungCapital, to manage their UK website (known here as StudentJob). In 2018, I packed my…

#FinalYearFear with Annie Newland

Hello and welcome to a new series! Yes, another one. If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember I interviewed a lot of students on various placements around this time last year. Now that they’re all back at university and almost ready to face the big, bad world…

#PlacementSeries: How to Ace the Interview

I started this #PlacementSeries last year, writing posts about cover letters, CVs, when and where to start looking etc. – but I’ve realised that I never actually finished the process. On Monday, I had started to write a general post about why we shouldn’t fear interviews and wondered if I’d…

A Recap of the #AskOrlagh Twitter Chat

In case you missed the Twitter Q&A with me last Tuesday, I thought I’d put some of the main questions here along with my answers plus a little more detail. No 140 character count here, that’s for sure. The Twitter chat was focused on blogging, university, placements, careers and personal…

Passing the Baton to the Next PR Intern

It’s my first day of unemployment and I don’t really know how to feel. I left our work group-chat this morning and felt a little anxious doing so, thinking of everything I’ll be missing out on. But this day was due to come around, and it came around quicker than…

The Highs and Lows of My Placement Year

Full-time work. Moving to a new city. Living in a house with strangers. Starting a new job. Fear of the unknown. Landing my dream job in PR. Last June before moving to London, I had a lot of things to look forward to, but I also had a lot of…

How to Make the Most of Your Placement Year

Second post of the week. So far, so good. Just three more days to go! For this one I thought I’d write about how to make the most of your placement year, because I definitely tried my best and in result, had the best year of my life. If you’re…

#PlacementProfile: Orlagh Shanks | PR & Influencer Marketing Assistant

Hello. Welcome to the final post in my newest blog series, where I have been documenting the thoughts of placement students as far and wide as I can. Each week I have had a profile of a current placement student giving their thoughts on searching for placements, the competitiveness, how they…

#PlacementProfile: Monique Gillies | PR Intern

Hello. Welcome to the penultimate post in my newest blog series, where I have been documenting the thoughts of placement students as far and wide as I can. Each week I have had a profile of a current placement student giving their thoughts on searching for placements, the competitiveness, how…