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Our University offers a variety of opportunities to gain experience through
internships and work placements during your studies.
Learning from work: business challenge module
As a second- or final-year student, you have the opportunity to work on a
real business challenge linked with a 15-credit employability module,
SK701 Learning from work. The module runs in the spring term with a weekly
eight-hour work experience component that you can schedule around your studies.
You are teamed up with a student from another department, allowing you to
combine your skills, knowledge and experience and provide each other with
support. Weekly workshops help you learn about career theory, share experiences
with students working on other challenges, and get support from your tutor.
Examples of recent business challenges include:
- promoting the Essex Book Festival via social media and researching
sustainable business models;
- designing an event to attract a big audience for a local media company;
- making short YouTube films for a medical education company;
- identifying new business opportunities for a performance arts and events
- researching and writing Wikipedia pages for a local public art festival.
The business challenge module is an excellent way to enhance your
employability and prepare for the recruitment process. You gain valuable
experience in problem solving and teamwork as well as developing commercial
awareness that will help you stand out in a competitive job market. You also
have the opportunity to network with a range of local employers and gain insight
into their business needs.
We also have a number of other
employability skills modules available.
We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to
help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
Our Employability and Careers Centre helps you develop the skills for a successful career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources help you to make
informed career choices and to enter your chosen field.