University of Exeter Business School
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With Industrial Experience
We encourage all our students to consider spending their third year “out in the field” – either gaining industrial experience, studying abroad, or a combination of these. These opportunities are available in the UK, Europe and beyond.
If you opt for our With Industrial Experience programme you’ll get the opportunity to put into practice some of the things you’ve learnt in your first two years. This means that you’ll come back to us for your fourth and final year well-equipped with practical experience in your chosen area of study.
What’s more, your placement will give you a proven employment track record and extra confidence when you set out to find your first graduate job. Many graduate employers now use industrial placements as a pathway to permanent roles, so you may even get a graduate job offer from your placement provider.
Completing the With Industrial Experience programme and securing a placement will also provide you with the significant advantage of being able to market yourself whilst out on placement. This means that with successful placements, recruiters frequently make students a graduate job offer before they return to complete their fourth year at university.
I see myself returning to North Highland when I graduate but even if I don’t, I have made some great contacts with some very senior professionals and have developed transferable skills that I can take anywhere.
Sophie Barlow, BA Business Economics with Industrial Experience