If your placement search hasn’t quite panned out as you hoped yet, don’t worry!
Our latest blog post follows Economics student Jess Vasey on her journey through her own placement search, and is a brilliant example of how the skills you have built up so far in your degree may take you in a direction you haven’t anticipated yet!
Where are you currently on placement, and what is your placement role?
I am on placement at MEC Manchester and I work in the Analytics and Insight Department as a Media Trainee.
This involves providing insights into data to help other teams with pitch work for new and existing clients so they understand their audience better and can generate ideas that are proved to be successful.
My role also involves measuring the performance of previous and running campaigns.
It also involves streamlining any reports and making them more efficient. We try to make day to day jobs as quick and automated as possible.
When you started searching for placements did you have a specific type of role in mind?
When I first started searching for placements I was determined to achieve an economic consultant role. However, as there were only a few specific employers offering this role very early on in the academic year and this is a hard placement to achieve, once I was rejected I started looking into fields that would help me one day achieve an economic consultancy role and found that I would need experience in data analysis.
Even if the job is not the one you really wanted, finding a placement that will build skills for that role in future is extremely useful.
I study Economics and have ended up working in a media agency which I never thought would have happened at the beginning of the year. (more…)