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13 Things Doing Work Experience Actually Teaches You

Whether it’s an essential part of your course, or you simply chose to do it – work experience teaches many lessons. 

1. How difficult it actually is to wake up before 9am.

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2. And that it really isn’t OK to stay up on Netflix all night anymore.

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3. That you do actually own clothes that aren’t jeans and hoodies.

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4. That jobs can be nothing like what you expected.

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5. And it’s important to appreciate the little things.

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6. How little you knew about how to be employable before this.

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7. That work life doesn’t consist of three-hour gaps between tasks like it does for lectures.

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8. That you can’t make it through a day of work on just a few hours sleep like you can at uni.

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9. That real life is a lot closer than you want it to be.

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10. That you are always in the mood for another cup of tea or coffee.

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11. How to really appreciate ‘that Friday feeling’.

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12. How much you can love work colleagues.

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13. And, most surprisingly, that you actually don’t want to leave.

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Early morning alarms aside, work experience is pretty sweet. ✅💯