By Zac, Sports Science Student
I began my placement with Birmingham City Football Club on 7th March 2016. I received this opportunity from my School Careers and Employability Officer, Dr Mike White, and proceeded with the application independently. I was successful in the interview and gained a placement position that ran for a year (March 16 to March 17).
By Joe Armer, BA Modern Languages Student
This summer I was lucky enough to work for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign as an Organising Fellow in Dayton, Ohio, one of the key battlegrounds in the election.
As an organising fellow, I was, in essence, a trainee organiser on the Ohio Democratic Party Co-ordinated Campaign, responsible for electing Democrats up and down the ballot.
Unsure what I was going to do with the summer after my Year Abroad in France and Spain, I started applying to jobs, internships and work experience over the Easter Holidays. Working on a campaign is something I’ve always wanted to do but British election campaigns always seemed to clash with exam season so I was never able to do more than the occasional bit of volunteering.
By Imogen, 3rd year Geography undergraduate.
Hello, my name is Imogen and I am a third year geography student, currently writing my dissertation on the associations between rainfall and weather patterns in Cumbria. Alongside this I am studying carceral geography (it’s really interesting – google it) and more things about the weather and the climate (I can’t get enough). Career wise I am hoping to apply for various graduate schemes and achieve a graduate job after third year. I would also like to fit in a bit of travelling in somewhere, just to fill the typical geography student stereotype.