Day to day the job consisted of various tasks. I got the opportunity to meet different clients that IBM have contracts with and this enabled me to build my networks and develop my communication and business skills further. It was a very exciting role and the tasks provided you with a good level of a challenge which encouraged you to put your all into every aspect of it.
Work wise, the placement year was not relevant to my degree and the company did little to address this 'misplacement'. Socially however, the placement year offers great opportunities in networking with others and gaining crucial insight into a global company.
This was the best year of my life. But this was mainly because I was working for IBM rather than just my role- I did enjoy my role and had a fantastic team, but the social aspect of IBM and their volunteering scheme- GiveBack made the year as enjoyable as it was.