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Making the Most of Your Placement

Making the Most of Your Placement

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September 2009 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A new addition to the SAGE Study Skills series, this book is an invaluable resource for any business and management student intending to do a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare and navigate through organizational life.
  • The book covers every step of the work placement process, from planning, making contact and interviewing, through to reflective learning and how to make the most of the placement experience and the opportunities it presents for future careers
  • Each chapter features testimonials from students who have done placement years, offering experiences and advice
  • Checklists to help students cover every consideration for commencing on their placement
  • An extensive list of useful websites and contacts, as well as further reading suggestions.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Finding a Placement
Applying for Roles
Interviews and Assessment Centres
The Important Not-So-Small Print
Settling into Your Placement
Key skills
Writing Reports
Learning from Your Placement
University Research Principles
Back at University


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Recommended text for all our BA students and also suggested for MA students. Very good overall coverage of areas. Fine '1 text' book for this subject.

Dr Stephen Skuce
Please select your department, Cliff College
September 14, 2010

An excellent guide and invaluable resource for students in all aspects of planning for a placement and how to make it successful. An invaluable resource to help students with their placement assessment and writing up their research and portfolio.

Depaertment of Sport Development, Management and Coaching, Northumbria University
September 14, 2010

Not sure why this is down for CDA but using it as the sole text for professional media placements...

Ms Paula Hearsum
Faculty of Arts & Architecture, Brighton University
July 22, 2010

A very useful text that supports the process and practice of placements for sports students ensuring they maximise the learning potential of work based placements

Mr Phil Brown
School of Sport Physical Education and Leisure, College of St Mark and St John
June 23, 2010

The text does not relate to clinical placements and is therefore not relevant to the field of nursing

Mrs Ann Deane
School of Health & Human Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
March 25, 2010

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