I chose the Work Placement for Humanities Students module because it was an opportunity to further explore my career pathways, apply my current skills from university to a workplace setting, and learn how to structure a CV and Cover Letter. Therefore, by the end of my placement, I felt l was able to achieve these personal goals through the module classes and placement.
I completed my work placement virtually with the Active Pregnancy Foundation as a social media/ marketing intern for their campaign. This placement involved researching information, creating promotional materials such as posters or badges. Within this placement, l managed to apply the skills l have learnt in university, such as Adobe Photoshop and collaborative skills. Additionally, l have also learned new skills and knowledge such as using Canva, understanding the importance of brand awareness in promotional materials, using my initiatives to act on feedback, and maintaining professionalism in a work environment.
Therefore, l believe the placement and module classes are beneficial and valuable for all students since they can learn more about the career they want to pursue, and it can allow them to apply and learn new skills that would be transferable to their future university modules and jobs.