I went into Uni at 22 after a few years in work, and took a February start in Computer Science. I'm now halfway through my first semester of the second year.
I recently found out that my course offers an optional year placement in industry, and from my research I believe that this would really help me improve my CV (I don't have a professional reference - boss wasn't all too happy with me deciding to leave and go to uni) as well as get valuable experience relevant to my course.
Unfortunately, a lot of the placements I've looked at (IBM, Intel, EON, EDF amongst others) seem to be looking for summer to summer placement students, and I'm not sure how this would fit into my degree. Would I be expected to do a placement halfway through Year 2, or Year 3, or would I be expected to find something that goes Winter to Winter after I've finished Year 2?
Wondering if anyone else has been in this position or knows anyone in this position, and how I could get more information.
What are your thoughts?