Surrey Careers blog

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

Securing my placement with a London production company

I’m Florence, a final year media and communications student. This blog is about applying for placements in the media industry, the challenges I faced, the importance of networking, and how the modules I studied during the second part of my year at CEU Madrid helped me decide what I wanted to do for my career.


How to find a six month placement abroad

Hey! My name is Sajini and I’m a final year Law student. For my Professional Training Year, I worked for six months at Burke Niazi Solicitors and studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. If you are considering a split placement then you’ve found the right blog! Heads up though, this blog is mainly about how I […]


My placement year abroad by Holly, Modern Languages

I spent half the year studying in Spain and the other half working as a Tour Leader for PGL, France. Below, I’ll describe how I found my placement, as well as the skills and benefits I gained during the process. When I came to the open day at Surrey, a student did a talk about her placement year, half of which she spent working for PGL in France. I remember thinking that this sounded like a job I would enjoy.


My Study and Work Abroad Placement Year – How I got my placement in Málaga, Spain

Hi, I’m Carly. I’m a modern languages student and I spent last year on a placement abroad. I chose to do 50/50 study and work, as I wanted to experience both opportunities. They were amazing in different ways. Studying abroad in France allowed me to meet lots of people from different countries, as well as […]


Developing transferable skills as a student

Hi, I’m Rochelle and I’m a second year BSc Business Management (Marketing) student here at Surrey. I’m a mature student, studying full-time and working part-time in Human Resources. I have also taken on series of other roles and responsibilities on campus – so I’m a busy bee! Before coming to university, I worked full-time in […]


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