Being on placement has massively helped me. The biggest difference is being able to answer questions confidently that I could not before.
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Work placement: Business Analyst at Hewlett Packard
"I had no previous experience in a professional environment and thought going on a work placement would really enhance my CV. NTU had a huge list of opportunities and I applied to a few of the companies that appealed to me through their websites.
"My placement did not directly relate to my course, but it helped me develop key skills - such as excel - which employers are always looking for. My role gave me a wide variety of responsibilities, from reporting, managing budgets, forecasting and managing partner relationships.
"I wouldn't have considered doing another line of work other than finance but having done a placement in a 'category' role it has definitely opened my eyes up to other areas.
"I really enjoyed the social side from my placement - it felt just like university with all the interns living together on one road, but having to be in work 9 till 5. Coming back to university has been a challenge, with everyone on my course graduating last year. It took me a while to get back into the maths after around 15 months away from university. But it's a huge advantage having a placement on your CV compared to people that haven't."