My friends tell me that I have an easy life at JIBS; however, having experienced full-time work before, I can tell you that balancing both JIBS and a work placement is intense!
Monday & Tuesday
The first one and a half days are usually spent at JIBS. The evenings and the remaining half day are spent on preparing for lectures, be it required reading or a presentation for a particular topic.
For me, Wednesday is normally dedicated to coursework and sport. I spend the day on assignments; then in the evening, I train and play for Les Quennevais Rugby, a local sports team in Jersey. This usually ends with food and a game of bowling at the Jersey Bowl.
Thursday & Friday
My current work placement on the Undergraduate Employment Programme is at HSBC Asset Management where I assist the team in providing various client services. This includes tasks such as:
• opening / closing accounts
• transfers and payments
• providing valuations
Friday lunchtime, you’ll usually find me down the snooker hall playing a game with friends. After work, we’ll have a drink at the pub to celebrate the end of the week before heading over to the Royal Yacht where I gig every Friday.
Saturday & Sunday
The weekends usually vary, but mostly involve meeting up with friends, playing rugby games, or going out on my bicycle. I try to make the most of the Island by attending events that come to the Island such as comedy or music shows. However, during the exams or assignment hand-in times, you’ll find me head down in my books or laptop.
The working week may seem easy given all the free time, but this is taken up by coursework or essential reading / preparation to ensure a full understanding of each module.
I enjoy the set-up of working and studying. The degree itself is ideal if you’re interested in finance. It will give you a breadth of knowledge that you may not learn if you were to work in the industry alone.
Keen to study in Jersey? Find out more about the JIBS undergraduate degree and studying in Jersey.