Video Podcasts to Support Student Placement Searching
Six final year students from the School of Business and Economics (SBE) have shared their experiences of placements to help those now hunting for a place for next year.
The students worked for a range of different companies, from KPMG to Nottingham Panthers. Their experiences had been very different with one exception – all said there was irreplaceable value in their placement. They saw benefit to them as individuals and to their studies.
The students all volunteered as part of a Teaching Innovation Award project led by Dr. Amanda Berry from the SBE. They had a list of interview questions in advance so that they could prepare their answers; each list tailored to each student. This allowed them to really think through what they wanted to say to share the best insight into their journeys.
Sound advice for placement-seeking students is rich – from how organized you need to be to secure a placement; interview preparations; and also the amount of time demanded for making applications and researching companies.
The raw video files are now being edited and answers collated for each specific question. A compilation of voices of experience will create a final film which will be available for use by the Careers Education Centre (CEC) and school placement teams.
The final films will be made available on Learn and on the CEC webpages.