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How I got my internship: Design and Communications agency

Sarah Johns is currently a first year student studying a BA in Geography.  She has just sourced her own internship and gives her tips on how this can be achieved.

I have just been accepted onto a one month work experience placement for a design and communications agency based in Leeds and London.

Applying for advertised internships can be a stressful and competitive process. There are other methods though. Prior to being accepted as an intern, no formal application had taken place, let alone handing in a CV.

Google searches of the word ‘internships’ did not get me very far. Instead, I sought opportunities through University to develop skills, volunteer and gain insight into future careers Continue reading

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Win-win internships

With applications for 2013 Leeds Internship programme in full swing, Jenny, our graduate intern, has been speaking to students, graduates and employers who participated in the programme last year, discovering there are many benefits for all parties.

With nearly 60% of graduate employers warning that applicants with no work experience have little or no chance of receiving a job offer*, it is not enough to simply have a hard-earned degree to get those coveted careers any more.  But how beneficial is work experience to students apart from bulking up their CVs? To learn more about the benefits of this vital CV booster I have been talking to employers and students who have been involved in the Leeds Internship Programme Continue reading

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