Internships and other work experiences
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Internships and other work experiences

Week 3: How to choose the right internship or work experience

Introduction

In Week 2, you looked at the benefits work experience can bring, so you should by now be reassured that this will be a worthwhile use of your time.

This week, you’ll focus on how to choose the right opportunity for you. Perhaps it won’t be an internship at all, but some other form of work experience that better suits your career plans or life circumstances.

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Week 3: How to choose the right internship or work experience

This week you’ll find out what you should expect from your employer, exploring the rules around paid and unpaid opportunities, and you’ll learn what your employer will expect from you. You’ll think about what you want to gain from your work experience, and you’ll consider any practical constraints, such as location. Making the right decision can be challenging, so you’ll look at some different methods you could use to help you.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • understand your rights and what you can expect from an employer
  • reflect on what you want to gain from your internship or other work experience
  • make more effective decisions about which opportunities to target.

You’ll start by looking at what you can expect from an employer and what they will expect from you.

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