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Hi, I am currently thinking of applying for Biomedical Engineering at University. I was wondering

1) How important work experience/ industrial experience is
2) What things to include in your personal statement to make you stand out.

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(Original post by lumoswizard)
Hi, I am currently thinking of applying for Biomedical Engineering at University. I was wondering

1) How important work experience/ industrial experience is
2) What things to include in your personal statement to make you stand out.

Thank you!
Hi, my son started this course at Uni and he managed to get a week's work experience in the Biomedical Engineering department at UCLH in London the summer before, by sending them his CV.

His CV wasn't amazing in any way as he hadn't even had a job before, so I would recommend doing the same to your local hospital. The profession is quite keen to attract new people into it as most hospitals are short staffed when it come to medical engineers.

If you can't get work experience, the next best thing would be to demonstrate that you have researched the course well and understand what the job will involve - the Prospects website is a good place to start
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Thank you so much! Do you have the contact email that your son used to submit his CV?



(Original post by harrysbar)Hi, my son started this course at Uni and he managed to get a week's work experience in the Biomedical Engineering department at UCLH in London the summer before, by sending them his CV.

His CV wasn't amazing in any way as he hadn't even had a job before, so I would recommend doing the same to your local hospital. The profession is quite keen to attract new people into it as most hospitals are short staffed when it come to medical engineers.

If you can't get work experience, the next best thing would be to demonstrate that you have researched the course well and understand what the job will involve - the Prospects website is a good place to start
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(Original post by lumoswizard)
Thank you so much! Do you have the contact email that your son used to submit his CV?



(Original post by harrysbar)Hi, my son started this course at Uni and he managed to get a week's work experience in the Biomedical Engineering department at UCLH in London the summer before, by sending them his CV.

His CV wasn't amazing in any way as he hadn't even had a job before, so I would recommend doing the same to your local hospital. The profession is quite keen to attract new people into it as most hospitals are short staffed when it come to medical engineers.

If you can't get work experience, the next best thing would be to demonstrate that you have researched the course well and understand what the job will involve - the Prospects website is a good place to start
I will check with him in the next day or so and let you know
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thank you for your help!

(Original post by harrysbar)
I will check with him in the next day or so and let you know
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thank you for your help!
No problem - I have sent you a private message with an email contact
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Work experience isn't required by any means. The reason people do it is so that they can maybe use it to show their interest in the subject in their personal statement. Even then it wouldn't be a large part of it.
As for making your personal statement 'stand out'... here's the issue. Literally everyone is being given that advice. Just try to make it as good as you're satisfied with. If it's relevant, makes sense and is honest, you can't go wrong.
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