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    I'm thinking about pursuing either a sociology or business degree. Business is either 3 years or 4 with placement. Will a placement be useful?

    P.S. No sandwich related jokes please - it's been done too many times.
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    Most of the time it is useful I think, because you get to put some of the theory that you've learned into practice and if you perform well, can gain you a job offer from that company provided that you meet certain conditions in your degree. It will give you knowledge and some experience which will help with most job interviews/CV's.
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    (Original post by MalteseMalteser)
    Most of the time it is useful I think, because you get to put some of the theory that you've learned into practice and if you perform well, can gain you a job offer from that company provided that you meet certain conditions in your degree. It will give you knowledge and some experience which will help with most job interviews/CV's.
    Thank you! Extremely helpful.
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    (Original post by J W B)
    I'm thinking about pursuing either a sociology or business degree. Business is either 3 years or 4 with placement. Will a placement be useful?

    P.S. No sandwich related jokes please - it's been done too many times.
    YES! My friend didn't do a sandwich year and is now sorely regretting it, due to being turned down by many jobs due to lack of experience. He did business.
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    Is a sandwich degree when you get a job while studying?


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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    Is a sandwich degree when you get a job while studying?


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    It's when you work in industry for about 6-9 months to gain experience, usually in the third year of uni.
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    It's when you work in industry for about 6-9 months to gain experience, usually in the third year of uni.
    Yeah my dad did that, it gives you a much better chance of getting a job afterwards I think
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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    Yeah my dad did that, it gives you a much better chance of getting a job afterwards I think
    Definitely. If you decide to do business related degree in the end, a sandwich course will make it much easier to find a graduate job after uni since competition in that sector is fierce. In some cases, your employer for your placement year may offer you a graduate job after you finish your degree. These offers are dependant on your degree classification (most employers look for 2:1 or above) and how well you do in your placement though.
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    (Original post by Kre)
    Definitely. If you decide to do business related degree in the end, a sandwich course will make it much easier to find a graduate job after uni since competition in that sector is fierce. In some cases, your employer for your placement year may offer you a graduate job after you finish your degree. These offers are dependant on your degree classification (most employers look for 2:1 or above) and how well you do in your placement though.
    It sounds quite interesting, what's above 2:1, isn't that the highest mark you can get?
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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    It sounds quite interesting, what's above 2:1, isn't that the highest mark you can get?
    The highest class of degree is called a First.
 
 
 
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