Palgrave Career Skills

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

by Eileen Cunningham, Kathleen Houston, Marielle Kelly, Steve Rook and Bruce Woodcock

Work Experience, Placements & Internships

About this book

Internships and placements are a great way to find out about different industries and potential careers. When you come to applying for a graduate job, such experience will help you to stand out in today’s crowded job market. This book guides you expertly through each stage of your journey, from finding opportunities to networking, applying and reflecting upon what you’ve learned. All sorts of activities are covered, including volunteering, part-time jobs, gap years, temping and formal internships, both in the UK and overseas.

Work Experience, Placements and Internships will help you:

  • Choose an industry which interests you
  • Find positions
  • Meet the right people
  • Make the most of social media
  • Sell yourself effectively in your applications and interviews
  • Impress employers

Each chapter includes reflective exercises and personal insights from employers, students and graduates to help you maximise the benefits of work placements.