Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Hi, I was wondering if I should make a work experience form for the employers to sign before starting my placement as proof that I've done it? I'm worried that I would have had loads of work experience but be declined from vet school because I have no official proof of doing it!
    Amber
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    I don't think it's required. Keep a diary instead of dates and what you did and most importantly what you learnt and how it will help with vet school. Remember that your PS is all about reflection on your experiences rather than a list of everything you've done.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by buzzyambee)
    Hi, I was wondering if I should make a work experience form for the employers to sign before starting my placement as proof that I've done it? I'm worried that I would have had loads of work experience but be declined from vet school because I have no official proof of doing it!
    Amber
    I always asked for a "reference" afterwards to confirm the dates I was present, my responsibilities, some comments on my conduct, etc.

    Most places will be only too happy to provide one for a couple of weeks free labour.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by alleycat393)
    I don't think it's required. Keep a diary instead of dates and what you did and most importantly what you learnt and how it will help with vet school. Remember that your PS is all about reflection on your experiences rather than a list of everything you've done.
    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    I always asked for a "reference" afterwards to confirm the dates I was present, my responsibilities, some comments on my conduct, etc.

    Most places will be only too happy to provide one for a couple of weeks free labour.
    Okay, thank you so much!
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    Liverpool asks for you to bring in references I believe so worth getting them. I normally asked a few days before leaving if I could have a reference on my last day, and then hoped to get it before I left. If not, I would leave a self addressed envelope so they could send it to me. Occasionally some placements wound't send one in a timely manner and I would follow up with a phone call/visit.

    Don't leave it until ages later as people may forget you!
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

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.