Publishing opportunity – if you’re not graduating before June 2010

January 26, 2009

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 Board.  The closing date has been extended to 13th February 2009 – so if you missed it before Christmas in the rush to get coursework done, you still have time to apply!

Student Advisors will sit on the Board from September 2009 to Summer 2010.  The opportunity is open to students who will be in their second year of study and beyond during the 2009-10 academic year.  Students must not be due to graduate before June 2010.

You’ll work on research based projects for Pearson related to the creation of new educational products for undergraduates and student life.  For example, a project might involve looking at the use of technology by students in their studies at University – this might mean conducting questionnaires, group discussions etc and writing up the results.

Pearson are looking for ‘students who are passionate about the experience of learning and care about helping those in education to reach their full potential.’  If that’s you and you’d like to gain some experience in publishing, then why not apply?

More details of the Pearson opportunity including how to apply can be seen on our website.

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

December 5, 2008

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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