Samantha Gill

Profile

I am the Placement and Employability Officer in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. As part of my role, I organise a series of weekly talks called Media Futures which invites industry-specific guests to come along and speak to our students about their experiences.

Alongside this I also help students with work placements and student opportunities; and organise events such as the School Careers Day, EXPO (Faculty Careers Day) and the School of Media and Communication Degree Show.

I also manage the School of Media and Communication Career Mentoring Scheme which is aimed at second year students. Working with alumni and employers, the aim is to support our undergraduate students to develop their employer awareness, soft skills and career knowledge.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all Placement and Employability activity in the School