The careers team here (and no doubt at other universities) never tires of telling you to use your summer wisely and to get involved in activities which will enhance your employability. That’s great advice to hear in May, but what if the summer has somehow passed and you didn’t do anything? Is that a problem?
The opportunity to do an internship moves you to the front of the queue for a graduate scheme at your chosen employer, but (in addition to needing to impress while you’re with the employer) you normally have one final hurdle. The end of internship interview looms. Here are my top four tips for success.
The summer internship season is now in full swing and I am finding I am getting some questions from students about how to behave. I am also picking up comments from employers about examples of behaviour which are “sub optimal”. Surely it’s easy enough to get this right? Not necessarily. Here are my tips on … More How to behave on your vacation scheme or internship
When it comes to careers I’m always telling students how important it is to have a story of your own which marks you out from others, and demonstrates that you’re not just academically able, but are also rounded individuals. 2016 Law Graduate Farhana Hamid-Butt took this to heart and headed off to Singapore. Here’s her advice.
A number of students will be doing Easter internships or vacation schemes. If that’s you, you’ll probably find that you’ll be given a temporary login and expected to send emails. Simple? Well, maybe not. Are you sure that you know how to appropriately word a professional email? It is different from emailing a mate!
Many students are really keen to get internships at European institutions and one of our recent graduates, Antonis Kyriakou has been fortunate to secure just such an opportunity. He has shared his experience of the application process and the work he is now doing. Over to Anton: