Professional work placements create a bridge between the university and the professional worlds which allows students to come into contact with their future profession while they are still studying. This is a good opportunity to apply the concepts they've learned in the classroom and acquire the abilities that are necessary to successfully adapt to the labour market. Take full advantage of it!
Types of work placement
In the UIC's Faculty of Communication two types of placement are available: curricular (or compulsory) and extracurricular (or voluntary).
These form part of the curriculum and are therefore compulsory in order to obtain your degree.
Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and PR students undertake these in their 4th year and Journalism students do so in both 3rd and 4th year.
The work placement hours than need to be completed as part of each academic year come to a total of 200.
These placements can be undertaken by any student and are voluntary.
They are outside the normal curriculum and complement the curricular work placements.
Fourth year students on each degree programme are able to undertake them.
What do they have in common?
They are all monitored personally in order to ensure that the objectives set out in terms of tasks to be carried out, learning and the assimilation of knowledge are being met.
Contact the coordinator
If you'd like to undertake a professional work placement or have any questions about them, please contact the work placement coordinator for your degree programme. Don't waste a second: your professional future is waiting for you!