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Time manage your Easter break

easterFinally! Time off, you submitted that last assignment five minutes before the deadline, so now you can relax and have some time to socialise and forget about studying for a while. Or are you going to make good use of your free time and think about what is to come after your exams in May?

If you’re a first year then perhaps it is time to think about the summer and what you could be doing, not what you could not be doing! There are numerous companies that offer work experience and summer internships which can provide you with great experience to take into your second year of study and support your future job applications.  Come into Careers, Employment and Enterprise and get your CV checked and start applying, then tuck into your Easter eggs.

If you are in second year and you haven’t found a placement yet, don’t worry, you still have plenty of time and now would be a great time to start looking again. You want to give yourself the best chance of getting a graduate job when you come out of university and a placement will do exactly that. Use numerous websites to help you find the right placement for you such as RatemyPlacement, Prospects and Inspiring Interns. I found that a successful way to look for particular employers was to use Google, which sounds simple but it can be extremely effective. Just typing ‘placements at’ will show you a drop down of the most searched organisations and their placement opportunities, and then you can just go through the ones that you would consider applying for.

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If you’re in final year this is the perfect opportunity to search for graduate jobs and schemes. There are still plenty of top of employers who are starting their application processes in the spring, so get onto CareerHub and see some of the amazing job opportunities available to you. Make good use of your time off over Easter and the benefits will show in the future.

Happy Easter!

By Jack Regan, Graduate Intern

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