Month: July 2015

five tips for surviving your first week

If you’re about to start your placement year here’s some great advice from Amy Rule, BA (Hons) Public Relations and Digital Communications, to get you through your first week.


Hi I’m Amy and I’m currently on placement in a marketing agency. The first week flew by and despite being understandably nervous on my first day, the team quickly took me under their wings and so I adapted to the change pretty early on I like to think. With some of you starting your placements in the next few weeks, I thought I’d write my first post about my top five tips from my (very) recent experience for surviving your first week.

1. Look the part

Do some research and find out what the dress code is for the company you’re going to be working for. You really don’t want to rock up on your first day wearing your slouchy jeans and that really old but comfy top. Aside from sticking out like a sore thumb if everybody else is in suits, you also risk making a bad first impression. Luckily for me, my manager contacted me before I started and let me know that apart from on days with client meetings, the dress code is pretty casual. However, on the first day I still turned up with relatively smart clothes on just to make the right impression. (more…)