Like Aggie, I opted out of a placement year because I personally believed I had a wide range of experience in events and just wanted to get into industry. When I started my degree I really wanted to do a placement year, however after my first and second year I had been involved in soo many events from volunteering to paid work I felt my decision to opt out of a placement year was the right decision for me. Curious to find out why other students may opt out of doing a placement I met Aggie, currently in her final year who gave me some insight into her decision and experience.
Meet: Aggie Szilvasi – Currently In Her Final Year, Aggie Talks About Her Events Experience and Why She Opted Out Of A Placement Year
Phoebe: First Question, how are you finding final year at university?
Aggie: I find the workload manageable and I have noticed that the lecturers, supervisors are a lot more cooperative, I do not feel that there is a teacher – student barrier between us, it is more like a partnership.
Phoebe: Why did you decide to study Events Management?
Aggie: To improve my career options, my management style and knowledge.
Phoebe: Did the course offering a placement affect your university decision?
Aggie: Yes, as my original plan was to do a year placement, 6 months in England and 6 months abroad but I decided that I wanted to go straight to my final year. Although other universities offered a sandwich course as well, I have chosen Hallam because of the structure of the teaching and the content of the modules.