Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ive come to the conclusion that I would like to take either meteorology or earth sciences further, most probably edging towards meteorology with earth sciences as a backup.

    Both courses can have a year in which you can either study abroad or have a year's work experience in industry

    Which do you think would be more practical or better? The year abroad seems to have slightly higher grade boundaries in both subjects...

    Thanks

    p.s I ask because a lot of cpmpanies like to see experience, which you would gain from a year in industry, however, you also may gain experience having a year abroad studying? As there are different conditions etc
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fishkeeper)
    Ive come to the conclusion that I would like to take either meteorology or earth sciences further, most probably edging towards meteorology with earth sciences as a backup.

    Both courses can have a year in which you can either study abroad or have a year's work experience in industry

    Which do you think would be more practical or better? The year abroad seems to have slightly higher grade boundaries in both subjects...

    Thanks

    p.s I ask because a lot of cpmpanies like to see experience, which you would gain from a year in industry, however, you also may gain experience having a year abroad studying? As there are different conditions etc
    Either is very valuable. Which one is more valuable depends on what job you're applying for, and what the interviewer is looking for. Really, it's down to personal preference.

    If I was an employer, I'd tend to value a year abroad more. Sure - the work skills you pick up in a placement year are important, but I would argue that the general life skills and experience that one picks up through doing a year abroad are more likely to produce a better employee.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 11, 2010

University open days

  1. University of Bradford
    University-wide Postgraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Psychology Taster Tutorial Undergraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  3. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Campus Visit Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Aug '18
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.