My placement experience
"I chose a placement at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in London because of the important economic impact research it carries out, demonstrating the industry’s global value."
CourseBSc Tourism Management
Placement companyWorld Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
"Working as a Communications Coordinator, a highlight of my year was inviting former President Bill Clinton to deliver a keynote speech at the WTTC Global Summit 2013.
President Clinton wrote a personal letter of congratulations to our team after the event; I still have a copy of it and it gives me a great sense of achievement.
My placement also included international travel to places like Abu Dhabi, and I attended lots of meetings and events where I listened to some great speakers and networked with people in the industry.
I received a lot of support when I was finding a placement. My lecturers were very approachable, giving advice on CVs and cover letters, while my programme had a module dedicated to professional business skills to prepare us for working on placement.
My placement year has given me a great network of contacts within the travel and tourism industry. Personally, it gave me a sense of focus to work hard in my final year and to keep using the skills I had acquired. My confidence has grown, I have become more articulate and I understand more about job roles that suit me."