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Making the Most of Your Placement



September 2009 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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A new addition to the SAGE Study Skills series, this book is an invaluable resource for any business and management student intending to do a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare and navigate through organizational life.
  • The book covers every step of the work placement process, from planning, making contact and interviewing, through to reflective learning and how to make the most of the placement experience and the opportunities it presents for future careers
  • Each chapter features testimonials from students who have done placement years, offering experiences and advice
  • Checklists to help students cover every consideration for commencing on their placement
  • An extensive list of useful websites and contacts, as well as further reading suggestions.

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Introduction
 
GETTING PLACEMENT
 
Finding a Placement
 
Applying for Roles
 
Interviews and Assessment Centres
 
The Important Not-So-Small Print
 
WORKING ON YOUR PLACEMENT
 
Settling into Your Placement
 
Key skills
 
Writing Reports
 
Learning from Your Placement
 
UNIVERSITY AND PLACEMENT
 
University Research Principles
 
PLACEMENTS IN PERSPECTIVE
 
Back at University

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I will be recommending this book as it provides a clear idea of how to start work and also employment. some well written ideas with excellent advice for any student.
thanks

Mrs Honor Holloway
Home Learning College, Bucks New University
September 23, 2016

This book provides a good guide for student with key messages about practice placements. it is accessible with effective tips to enable student to consider the various points.

Mr Lesley Parish
Social Work , Worcester University
September 22, 2016

Very clear and concise. Useful to read at the start of the placement search and to dip into as you progress along the process

Mrs Tracy McAteer
Business School, Oxford Brookes University
February 2, 2015

This book is a really welcome addition, bringing structure and theory to the placement experience in a way that is accessible to the learner. There is a great deal of theoretical detail within the text but it is consistently applied and that is a strength. I like the incremental development of the book and the structure works effectively. The practicality and simplicity of the writing style makes this book particularly attractive to the learner. I most certainly will use if for the post-graduate placement module I teach and confidently predict that the students will find it useful.

Mrs Jane Thomas
School of Health Science, Swansea University
May 29, 2013

Find the work compliments the information given from the University placement tutor.

Dr Margaret-Anne Houston
[DEPARTMENT NOT SPECIFIED], Glasgow Caledonian University
May 23, 2013

There is so much in this book it has application beyond industry placements.

I found the chapters on HR, interviewing and applying for jobs very good indeed. Likewise, the chapters on research principles and 'back at university' are informative and relevant to students.

Mr Nicholas Canty
Information Studies, University College London
October 6, 2011

This is a well written, useful book for students in Business and the Creative Industries that appears to fill a gap in the market

Ms Fiona Milne
Employability Link, University of the West of Scotland
November 15, 2010

This is great for my second year's who have a volunteering placement as part of thei module

Ms Elizabeth Ross
Inst of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
September 16, 2010

Recommended text for all our BA students and also suggested for MA students. Very good overall coverage of areas. Fine '1 text' book for this subject.

Dr Stephen Skuce
Please select your department, Cliff College
September 14, 2010

An excellent guide and invaluable resource for students in all aspects of planning for a placement and how to make it successful. An invaluable resource to help students with their placement assessment and writing up their research and portfolio.

Mr KARL WHARTON
Depaertment of Sport Development, Management and Coaching, Northumbria University
September 14, 2010

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