Placement Presentation 2010

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My advice for helping other students secure a placement in 2011. Includes information about making an online profile, the interview and what to expect when you start.

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  • The beginning
    Where to look/ where I looked
    Approaching companies/ my techniques
    Interviews
    Recommendations
    Regrets
    The reality
    Utilizing your placement
  • The beginning
    Where to look/ where I looked
    Approaching companies/ my techniques
    Interviews
    Recommendations
    Regrets
    The reality
    Utilizing your placement
  • Placement Presentation 2010

    1. 1. jd285@kent.ac.uk Finding your placement Where to start…
    2. 2. Creating and defining your online presence jd285@kent.ac.uk
    3. 3. Where to look jd285@kent.ac.uk • Magazines (.net, Computer Arts, Digital Art, etc) • Shows, Events, Career Fair’s • Internet/ Search Engines
    4. 4. Making contact and applying – it’s time to justify your hard work jd285@kent.ac.uk • Make a convincing cover letter… start applying now! • Be very persistent – remind the company of your interest • Log all details (names, numbers, emails, addresses etc.) • Don’t let any setbacks stop you from looking
    5. 5. jd285@kent.ac.uk The interview – it’s nothing like an interrogation • Obvious or not, look presentable – it’s your one chance to impress your potential manager • The company are only looking to know more about you. They understand we are still students
    6. 6. jd285@kent.ac.uk • Make a cover letter template and make slight modifications for each application • From my experience, placements abroad are incredibly difficult to come by Recommendations • Leave your choices open
    7. 7. Regrets jd285@kent.ac.uk • Start looking as soon as possible • Consider the distance to commute • Using initiative
    8. 8. The reality of a placement jd285@kent.ac.uk • Be prepared to work your socks off • Amazing opportunity to make new contacts and friends
    9. 9. Utilising your placement jd285@kent.ac.uk • New business contacts • Great opportunity to think ahead for final year project • Develop personal and business skills • Learn how to use new software that you previously might not have access to at home
    10. 10. Thank you jd285@kent.ac.uk Mail: jd285@kent.ac.uk, james.dolan@disney.com … best of luck finding your placements! Questions?
    11. 11. Links jd285@kent.ac.uk www.linkedin.com www.xing.com www.deviantart.com www.audiotool.com www.twitter.com www.flickr.com www.wordpress.com www.vimeo.com

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