First year students – get your foot in the door in publishing

Pearson Education, a large educational publisher, have been in touch with the Careers Service to tell us they are currently looking for “bright, motivated university students” to become part of the new Pearson Student Advisory Board from September 2009 until August 2010.

If you’re interested in getting into publishing, this is a really great opportunity to get some relevant experience on your CV, make contacts in the industry, get support and advice and maybe get your foot with a large, well-known publisher. To be eligible, you need to be in your second year of study in academic year 2009/10 (i.e. you will be in your first year now).

What’s involved?

You would:

  • Work on projects across campus and attend three, expenses paid, residential weekends.
  • Get support from a Pearson mentor throughout the year and access to additional resources to develop your understanding of the business.
  • Receive £500 plus free Pearson textbooks and travel expenses for the year.

To find out more, contact caroline.wheelerATpearson.com or check out the Pearson website.

How to apply
Send their CV with details of two referees (one must be a university academic who knows you), together with a covering letter that outlines details of your course and academic attainment (modules completed with grades if available). A 100-word summary outlining your interest in and suitability for becoming a Board member is also required.

Submit your application to: pearsonATmanchester.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 19th December 2008.

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One Response to First year students – get your foot in the door in publishing

  1. […] – if you’re not graduating before June 2010 You might have noticed the post  ‘First year students – get your foot in the door in publishing’ in early December.  Pearson Education are looking for students to join their Student Advisory […]

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