Tuesday, 23 June 2015

How do I find out about placements?

So where to start?  ... You need to choose and secure your own placement. We in the YIB School of Management Placement team are here to provide advice and support at each stage of the application process.

So where should you look?

> The Moodle page on the Royal Holloway website has a link to a list of Approved Placements taken from Jobsonline - the University of London Careers Group Jobs website internship list.

The Careers Group

Additionally you can look on the following sites for placement opportunities though you should check with a member of the Placement team if they meet the College's YIB requirements before signing any contracts.

Useful links below:

Rate my placement

Careers Tagged
Inside Careers
The big choice:
Employment for students
Student Ladder 

 Good luck hunting! and please keep us up to date with how you get on!

Blog launch

Welcome to the 1st blog of the Royal Holloway Year in Business Programme (YIB)!

Katharine Radford
My name is Katharine Radford and I am the Year in Business programme officer , working with Dr Catherine Harbor, the Academic Director for the programme and Emma Baker from the Careers Service.

Emma Baker

 This new blog is designed to help Royal Holloway students on the YIB programme. You will find:
  • hints and tips about applying for placements.
  • news about placement events run at Royal Holloway.
  • case studies from Royal Holloway students out on placement.
  • links to useful websites
And much more!

We have a great Year in Business programme in place providing students with the opportunity to:
  • better understand the complexities and demands of the graduate job application process.
  • understand the day to day running of a company and the managerial skills needed in business.
  • apply their knowledge and understanding of management theory to practical workplace situations and enhance their employability skills.

We hope this blog will help you... please just get in touch with any feedback


Monday, 15 June 2015

Useful website links for overseas placements

Are you thinking of an overseas placement?

If so, you may want to keep a check of these useful website links....

  • TAS Corp I am safe app - allows you to send a message to a loved one to let you know you are safe should an emergency occur and mobile networks are not available. 
  • Going Global - Packed with country-specific career information, this research tool provides expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities abroad and can be accessed via Campus Connect
  • Target Jobs working abroad - indepth guide to working abroad with lots of hints and tips to help you. 
  • Numbeo - extensive information about the cost of living abroad 
  • Thirdyearabroad -Free network for students spending a year abroad with hints and tips from other students.

    We currently have a 3rd year student on placement with Publicis in Paris or you can talk to our student who has returned form Nomura Structured Financial services in Mumbai...