Currently I am in the same position as many other 2nd year University students who have opted for a ‘sandwich year’ – forever searching for placement opportunities, then spending hours filling in an application form or writing the perfect cover letter. Then once we’ve applied for a placement that we’d kill for, we have the long wait to see what happens even though we may not hear back from most companies.
Sounds like lots of fun doesn’t it? No, I don’t think so either. However once you do get a call back from a company you have applied for to find out that you have made it to the next stage, there’s no better feeling! I can only imagine how good it’s going to feel whenever I get the call to say I’ve been successful through all the stages and have bagged myself a year placement…
“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed like hopeless failure may turn into glorious success.”
I’m sure this quote is quite relevant at this moment in time. It’s keeping me going anyway!
On another note, recently I came across quite an interesting article which told the top 20 list of pointless degrees – as they’re “most likely to leave you on job seekers”. Here is the list:
19. Religious studies and theology
17. Sport & Business Management
16. English Lit
14. Business Management
13. English Language
11. Events Management
9. Film Studies
7. Media Studies
6. Primary Education
2. Sport Science
1. Geography (With an Employment after 6 months as low as 36%)
I don’t think there’s anything worse a student could read whilst stressing out over assignments and deadlines that they probably won’t even get a job once they graduate! As an advertising and brand management student it wasn’t great seeing advertising as number 15 (although I’m glad I didn’t see branding or marketing on this list so I’m not completely written off). I’m pretty determined to prove them wrong!