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My experience in the second year with interviews for industrial placement wasn’t good. I’d gone to about five interviews, applied to 25+ jobs, and had either not heard back from some jobs, or had been rejected completely by others. By the time the stressful exam season came round, I had almost fully given up on finding a placement.
That was until my friend sent me an advert from the university, about a six-week summer placement at Surfachem, a 2M Holdings Company.
After applying, interviewing and meeting some people, I was delighted to be offered a six-week summer job in the head office, to deal with the regulatory information for the company. Even though I would have preferred working in a laboratory over summer, I knew that working behind the scenes of a chemical company would still give me an edge when it came to finding a job once I’d graduated.
Dana, Technical Development Chemist, Surfachem (Chemicals Northwest in the December 2017 edition of Elements Magazine) | Friday, 22 December 2017