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?
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- Thread Starter
- 03-10-2010 07:04
- 03-10-2010 07:19
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.
- 03-10-2010 07:25
- 03-10-2010 13:44
An intership. I'd trade my first from Oxford for an internship any day.