Category: placements

All things UROP and placements.

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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Things I’ve learned while planning my PPY

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This blog is written by Charlie Cooper, a third-year Consumer Behaviour and Marketing (CBM) student at the University of Reading. Charlie is currently doing a Professional Placement Year in Cape Town, South Africa, where he joined Avirtual to learn SEO, digital communications and PR.

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Professional placements

Are you enrolled on a 4 year programme with a placement year or considering transferring to one? We have some key tips to help you plan your placement adventure before you leave for the summer

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I want to get a placement

Types of opportunity Which is best for me? How do I go about getting it? Making the most of it Getting started What is the difference between a placement/internship, work experience and work shadowing? A work placement/internship is a structured form of work experience often with a focus on a particular project. The duration is …

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