a long weekend

August 29th 2016 Holidays, Life, Travel, Work 10 Comments

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For the first time in a two years, I managed to have a bank holiday weekend off, which means no work, no deadlines, no nothing and let me tell you, it’s so refreshing!

A lot has happened over the past 3 days but I’m going to highlight the 3 main things; I tried to utilize as much of the free time I had over the weekend before the 9 – 5 routine starts again this week!

Checkpoint #1: START

August 19th 2016 University, Work 27 Comments

Skyline of the city, original image from Wiki.

So August has started off very exciting and very busy – just how I like it! There have been a number of big changes in my life since I last blogged ranging from personal changes to more exciting and positive opportunities – today I’ll be sharing an adventure I have just begun: starting my placement and becoming an official intern (with a badge and everything!)

As I have previously mentioned in other posts, I have been actively searching for months throughout my second year at university for a “Year in Industry” placement. After countless interviews including video, telephone and in person around the UK, I managed to secure one closer than I thought – at my university!

I wanted to document my time as the first placement intern at the university and what better way to do it through my blog! I also intend to inspire other students who may be wondering throughout their studies if a placement year is worth the extra year in a chosen degree course. In short: of course, it is. I’m sure the benefits (in terms of experience and skills) will become more evident throughout these “checkpoint” posts which I intend to post every couple of months.

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