This study guide is an invaluable resource for any student doing a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare, and navigate through their first experience of organizational life.

Key Practical Skills

Key practical skills

A key skill you developed as a student, and will certainly need to enhance in your career, is how to make the most of your time, and balance conflicting priorities. You will also need some key skills in the workplace which you may not have used to any great extent in your studies.

As students move from university to organisational life, both they and the organisations they work for will report on the culture shock evident in moving from lecture/seminar environments to a full working day, five days a week. At its simplest, it is important that you get to work in time, and attend meetings and so on on time. These ...

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