Photo of the Week: Employability After BU- Am I going to be prepared to begin a career where someday my name will be added to the FMC Wall of Fame?

Vianna Renaud,
Placement Development Advisor and Doctorate of Education Student CEMP,
Faculty of Media &CommunicationVianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor and Doctorate of Education Student CEMP, Faculty of Media &Communication

Employability after BU- Am I going to be prepared to begin a career where someday my name will be added to the FMC Wall of Fame?

Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Vianna Renaud’s image of a first year Faculty of Media and Communication (FMC) student contemplating his employability after BU. The series is a weekly instalment which features an image taken by our fantastic BU staff and students. The photos give a glimpse into some of the fascinating work our researchers have been doing across BU and the wider community.

“A first year student takes a break in the Weymouth House lobby. Contemplating the photos and bios of BU alumni who have achieved great success in their careers, he wonders if he is going to be ready at the end of his course to join their ranks.  While he knows that he must undergo a sandwich placement year as part of his course, he wonders how BU is going to help him achieve his goal of securing his dream placement,”

“My research is on peer to peer coaching amongst students where there is a compulsory sandwich placement component in their academic programme. By pairing final year students who have just returned from their industry placement to first year students, I will investigate the impact this mentoring intervention may have on the sandwich placement search of the first year student when they begin their second year,” explains Vianna.

If you’d like find out more about the research or the photo itself then please contact Vianna.

This photo was originally an entry to the 2017 Research Photography Competition. If you have any other questions about the Photo of the Week series or the competition please email research@bournemouth.ac.uk