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Gained experience this summer? #ShowYourExperience to inspire others

Have you gained work experience this summer?  Want to share what you’ve been doing to help inspire your fellow students?

We know that Leeds students undertake all sorts of varied and interesting experiences and would love to see what you’ve been up to.  Whether on a placement, internship, part-time job, volunteering or any other form of work experience, we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for photos of you at work, and are particularly interested in photos demonstrating the skills you’re developing or why your placement is unique and/or interesting.  Tweet us your pictures @LeedsUniCareers using #ShowYourExperience and #LeedsIntern and we’ll include the best ones in an album on Facebook.  If you’re not on Twitter you can send them as a private message on Facebook.

If you need some inspiration, here’s some photos from students who were on year-long placements in 2013/14

We are looking for submissions between 20th August and the 3rd September, after which we will compile the best ones into a Storify. Feel free to submit photos taken at any point during your experience. Be as creative as you like and we look forward to hearing from you!

Terms: By submitting a photo you are accepting that the University of Leeds is able to use your photograph, graphic, artwork or written evidence to promote work placement and work experience activity, either on printed or digital materials or in presentations, workshops or through social media.

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How I got my job: Fundraising Academy Project Coordinator

Looking to break into the third sector or cultural industries? In this blog post University of Leeds student Nick Watts explains how he did just that with his industrial placement year.

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About me

I’m Nick and I’m doing an industrial placement at DARE (a collaboration between Opera North and University of Leeds) as the coordinator for the UK’s first Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme. Before that I had completed my second year BA Music and Philosophy (Ind). Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Work Placement Manager

Meet Rebecca Evans, our Work Placement Manager. Here she gives us an insight into her role at the Careers Centre.

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I am the Work Placement Manager. The purpose of my team is to promote and support work placement and work experience activity across the university. A key part of our work is to deliver the Leeds Internship Programme 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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