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Other Graduate job prospects without industrial year

  1. Sep 24, 2016 #1
    I'm a computer science student in the UK. People are telling me that an industrial year placement is crucial for getting a job when you graduate. For various reasons I can't do an industrial year. What are my prospects like in terms of getting a job? I basically have nothing to add to my CV, would summer internships be a sufficient replacement for an industrial year?
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  3. Sep 24, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    An internship is fine, particularly if it is at a company that you want to work for. As a hiring manager I am not going to care much about 1 year of experience in general. But if you have 3 months of experience with one of my colleagues internally and I can learn about your work ethic and behavior from them, then that is worth far more.
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