First year doesn't count at most places/very minimally anyway though LP?
I messed up my entire degree.
Just work hard in 2nd year though. Some things come to people better than others but if you're doing the recommended amount of hours working towards a module(I was doing like a quarter of that at most throughout the entirety of my degree) then you should be fine.
Also there are modules that are easy marks(e.g. key skills etc.). Look to do well in them to provide a cushion than getting a decent mark there since that could be the different between a 2:2 and a 2:1, or a 2:1 and a 1st.
Man I absolutely bombed my degree.
Interview skills are essentially based on how confident you are and thus how good you are at working under pressure.
Best thing is to find out the questions, find a way to make your voice stand out and to make your body language seem like you're interested. Find a way that makes you comfortable but doesn't scream to the interviewer 'arrogant prick.' E.g. look at the interviewer in the eyes, have a firm handshake and greet them. Remember their name so after the interview you say e.g. 'thank you John' so it's like they know you. First impression is important. Look at the interviewer in the eyes and have some pre written answers for the interview. The internet means that for a lot of interviews in blue chip companies grad schemes you'd have a giant library of information.
Take home message is to always make sure you know.
1. Why you want to join the company(learn it's history and any awards it's got over the years)
2. Why they want you to join the company(talk about yourself, big yourself up using examples of things you've done)
That's the key to getting a job from an interview.
Most of the questions are based around those two questions. Especially for Entry level roles.
I'm very bored btw. Week is really dragging on.