Cat is currently a final year student at University of Leeds, and has recently completed a placement with Rate my Placement. Below she gives advice on how to look for placements.
My name’s Cat, I’m a fourth year (eek!) Geography student and have recently returned to the scary world of referencing, seminars and turnitin after a year of working as a marketing assistant at RateMyPlacement.co.uk.
If you haven’t heard of the website before, essentially, it’s a one stop shop for work experience. They work with around 250 employers to help find students placements, internships, vacation schemes and insights.
Securing my own role, recruiting the following year’s placement students and working for a website dedicated to placements, I’ve managed to pick up a few nuggets of information along the way which I want to share with you on how to make your job hunt as effective as possible!
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