We were delighted to welcome 10 employers to the School of Management's Year in Business event : Ascot Wealth Management, Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, EY, GE, IBM, PwC, SAP, Toyota and 3M.
Many of our 1st and 2nd year Management Year in Business students attended the evening and were able to speak to representatives from the different companies about their placement schemes. Current YIBs Alvaro and Ropa were on the Ascot Wealth Management stand, while Catherine and Hannah represented SAP and Georgia was on the Toyota stand. We were also fortunate that many other YIBs who have also been out on placement made themselves available to talk informally to the 1st and 2nd years.
The 2nd year YIBs also attended an information workshop where they heard about the steps required to embark on their placement search and the support available from Royal Holloway's Placement team and the Careers' Service. The Careers and Employability moodle page has considerable resources to help students prepare for CVs/ Cover Letters/ Interview skills/ Assessment centres/ Psychometric tests. The 2nd year YIBs are also fortunate to be able to book 1:1 guidance sessions with Careers on Tuesdays (12 - 4pm) and Thursdays (12 - 3pm)
The YIBs also heard from YIBs Mary (HBO); Sharon (Menzies LLP) and Becky (Porsche) about their placements and the recommendations they offered placement students:
- Start early – Prioritise your interests and future goals;be open to different industries and companies; set a wide net.
- •Research the company you are applying for; tailor your CV to each application
- •Make yourself stand out – extra curricular activities
- •Keep track of applications – ask for feedback
- •Make use of careers centre – CV check, practice interviews, psychometric testing help, YIB events
- •Build your network and use it – LinkedIn etc
- •Still make time for yourself – find the balance between studying / applying / having fun
importantly, don’t give up
Mary Harreld: Intern with International Publicity at HBO
Becky Bryant : Intern in the Training & Development dept at Porsche Sharon Malhi : Rotation placement student at Menzies LLP
Details of where to find placement positions:AWM contact Catriona McCarron for further details: email@example.comCostco : contact Dominic Flanagan for further detailshttps://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/jobs/15471/enterprise-rent-a-car/business-and-management-industrial-placementEY http://ukcareers.ey.com/graduates/our-programmes/undergraduate-programmes/industrial-placement-programme/3M : information about programmes: https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/careers/students
Toyota: information about programmes: https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/careers/student-placements.jsonThe School of Management placement team can now be found in "The Placements Place" ; Office 10 of the Moore building, Royal Holloway School of Management.