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    (Original post by _howl)
    Contacts.
    I don't know yet. Though, I'll get varied experiences and get a taste of what working in different sectors of IT is like.
    Contacts and the level of my degree.
    It's not that I definitely don't want to, but I want to step out of the academic world and get into work faster. I still have a year to decide.
    Possibly.

    The whole purpose of me posting this thread is because of my concern about employability...
    Well unless we are missing soemthing you seem to identify the issues, then analyse things and reach a conclusion I just cant see.

    If you have contacts, then go that way and maybe take the advice of those people if they are going to set you up with a career. Didnt realise you were such an in demand candidate and had contacts who can fix you up.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Well unless we are missing soemthing you seem to identify the issues, then analyse things and reach a conclusion I just cant see.

    If you have contacts, then go that way and maybe take the advice of those people if they are going to set you up with a career. Didnt realise you were such an in demand candidate and had contacts who can fix you up.
    ?

    I haven't reached a conclusion... it's a possibility I'm still considering, and as have mentioned before, have about a year or so to decide.

    Not exactly. Though it does help that more than a handful of my family members are in the computing and IT industry themselves.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Industrial placements are invaluable, there's no doubt about it. Experience is key to getting a good job after you graduate especially if you want to stay in the field. You can opt out of it once you're at uni though check when the cut off is. Also check if SFE will pay the fee for the extra year. I don't think it's the full fee, it may be half or less. You'll just graduate a year after everyone else which isn't a big deal really, in the grad scheme of things.
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    Very worth it. In every subject really.
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    Experience is essential and a lot of people who do a year in industry end up employed by the company at the end of their degree. So you have the added bonus of guaranteed employment after your degree, which is incredibly rare
    True. Thanks for the input!
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    I'd take the placement year. You never know, they may even take you on after you graduate.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Not quite. I was an international student so there was nothing low about my fees!
    Ouch!
 
 
 
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