Hi,

I am a student in my second year at the University of the West of England studying BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing. I am looking to secure an industrial placement commencing August/Sept 2006 for a minimum of 40 weeks, but I really cant find any company willing to offer me a placement.

I don’t know if its because of my website (hope not), CV isnt upto scratch etc Or as most web design companies are small they don’t have enough resources or don’t look that far ahead?

Ive been told by one member of SitePoint to start up my own company but I would prefer to get at least a years experience under my belt as there is still so much I need to learn. I also dont feel i am yet at that level to start my own freelance company.

I think i really need to build up my portfolio even if its just designing for non-profit organisations as at the moment its just academic work.

Im looking in the Bath/Bristol area (ENG) maybe I need to look further a field?

Any suggestions/thoughts on this?

Thanks