Surrey Careers blog

Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

My Placement year at Accommodation Services 

Hello, my name is Ash and I am a final year Business Management (Marketing) student. I undertook my placement year at the Accommodation Services in our very own University. Placement in University Truth be told, I wasn’t too sure whether I wanted to do my placement at University, despite studying at Surrey for two years […]


My Professional Training Year at BMW, Sophie, International Events Management, graduated 2019

When you tell people, “I did my Professional Training Year (PTY) at BMW UK”, you get a certain kind of reaction. I have to say… it’s a pretty great reaction. Placement year was my priority and I wanted to get it right Coming to the University of Surrey, the placement year experience was a priority […]


Benefits of taking part in extra-curricular activity during your first year

If you have previously applied for a job, you perhaps must have heard the phrase “extracurricular activities” which is an essential section to include on your CV. But, what are the benefits of taking part in an extra-curricular activity, especially during your first year at University? Extracurricular activities can be fun and a rewarding way […]


My Professional Training Year at General Electric Healthcare – Eva, Electronic Engineering, graduated 2019

Discovering my passion on my placement year Like many students, during the first couple of years of my degree I was not sure what kind of job I wanted to apply to once I graduated. I was passionate about engineering in the healthcare sector, as it was a way for me to make a positive […]


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