I often get asked why I chose to study a course with a compulsory 30-week industry placement. Some people get confused when I say that I am taking a year out of University to work. Many of these ask me what the point of an internship is. Why don’t I just stay on, finish my degree and then go off to work? I thought it was clear, but with all of the questions, it seems it isn’t. Because the thing is, if you’ve never considered experience it is hard to realise the value of internships until you go for an interview or attempt to enter an industry. Every internship I applied for highly valued or required experience. And I will be honest and say that until I had experience behind me, I had really underestimated the benefits. So seeing as I will be ‘the intern’ for a year at L’Oreal,…

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