Category: placements

All things UROP and placements.

Placement Profile – Deciding to Complete Your Professional Placement on Campus

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In our newest Placement Profile we spoke to Campus Jobs Help Desk team member Caitlin, who gave us the low down on her time doing a professional placement here on Campus. So Tell us about yourself… I’m Caitlin, a fourth-year Consumer Behaviour and Marketing student at the University of Reading. Where did you do your …

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My placement experience in Cape Town, SA

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Why should you do a placement year when you can graduate earlier and go straight into work? Article written by BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Student, Nicolas Sigrist As someone who is currently doing my placement abroad in Cape Town SA, here’s my experience and why I think it’s worth doing one. The placement I …

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Placement Profile – My placement at HP

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Here at Campus Jobs, we understand the importance of Placements, whether these are year long credit bearing ones or short term internships during holiday periods. Gaining “on the ground” employer/company knowledge and working skills is crucial when it comes to looking for the best jobs upon graduation. Taking a placement year or carrying out an …

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How to gain research experience as an undergraduate

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If you are interested in a career in research, or if you want to test out life as a masters/PhD student then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) could be for you! The UROP scheme is specifically designed for University of Reading middle year undergraduates (second years or third years if on a four-year degree) …

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Eight embarrassing email blunders to avoid in the workplace

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Nobody wants to get off on the wrong foot in the workplace. Yet, there is one place where a faux pas can occur before you’ve even had a chance to meet someone face-to-face. Where? The old trusty email. With instant messaging platforms becoming ever more popular, it’s easy to forget that communicating with a colleague, …

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