Students who have embraced their work placement opportunity will get the most out of it. While it may not directly lead to a job offer, a work placement is a fantastic benefit for job-hunting. Students finishing their work placement can benefit hugely from the opportunity to identify both the skills they have developed and those they need to work on.
When you were looking for a work placement we advised you to use your contacts and those of others to network. Hopefully during your placements you have got the opportunity to get to know people at your place of work and perhaps externally.
Remember to exploit these contacts. It is important to keep in touch and expand your network of contacts within your industry. Your final year project is your ideal opportunity to continue to forge links. Later these connections could make the difference in sourcing your first graduate position.
When you return to college you should immediately shift focus to your graduate job search. You should know before leaving your work placement employer if there was any potential future graduate opportunity for you. There may not be or it may not be possible to say at the time. You may also want to work elsewhere or to do further study? It’s best to discuss these options with the Careers Office when you return to college early in your final year.
In order to make an appointment please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with details on what you would like to discuss and some brief information on your background so as that we are fully prepared before meeting you (Telephone 01 4498526/ 01 4498773). The Careers & Opportunities office is located in the Student Services Area of the Atrium in the main IFSC campus.
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