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Which is better when looking for a job; a 1st or having done an internship? watch

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    I was thinking of doing a summer exchange to make my final year easier which would allow me to spend more time on my final year project and perhaps attain a 1st.

    The other option is doing an internship; I'm not sure where yet. I'm studying chemical engineering, so I'm looking for a related internship, but the problem with this choice is that it could just turn out to be a waste of time (i.e. unrelated or no really in depth activities).

    Let's say I find an internship (which sounds good, but who knows) and I also have the possibility to go on exchange. The internship may just look good, while the exchange allows me to get a definite 2.1, maybe even a 1st.

    Which would be better after graduation when I look for a job?

    Well, if the internship "could just turn out to be a waste of time (i.e unrelated) [to the field]", then ensuring you get a 2:1 or a First through going on this exchange (which, incidentally, will also look good on a CV) will surely be better.


    An intership. I'd trade my first from Oxford for an internship any day.
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