Tuesday, 24 February 2015

6 MONTHS ON PLACEMENT

I'm currently in my third year of University studying Event Management at Sheffield Hallam, however I'm not actually at Uni right now ..confused?!. At Sheffield Hallam, our third year consists of a year out in Industry. We are required to work a minimum of 48 weeks in an Event Management based Job before returning back to University in September to finish our final year.

I chose to work at a Mental Health Trust in Manchester and I work in the Marketing and Communications department. I am loving working there so far. I've been on Placement for 6 months and it's flown by, I can't believe I'm already half way through! I work in a small team of 5 people and our job is to ensure that staff throughout the Trust know about upcoming events, courses as well as putting on events for the Trust.


I was really worried about moving to Manchester to start my placement and I'm not going to lie, at the beginning I didn't know whether I'd stick it out or quit, however after taking the first month to settle in, I now feel so glad I persevered as I'm learning valuable things that I know will be beneficial for my final year.



So far on placement I've helped organise the Annual Members Meeting & Staff Awards which was held at the Lowery Theatre in Salford which was such good experience. I've also worked at a Dragons Den event, various other service events and am currently organising Governor Training events.

I am a very organised person so this job is just perfect for me! I love events and cannot wait to go into final year and hopefully pursue a career in the events industry.

What do you guys study at University/College/School? What Industries do you work in?


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