The University of Kent Careers & Employability Service Summer Vacation Experience - Internships and Beyond. 24th January 2013 The slides from this presentation are available at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm. What is an internship?. Short-term position, usually in summer vacation
24th January 2013
The slides from this presentation are available atwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
Able to express your ideas clearly and confidently in speech
Work confidently within a group
Understand the commercial realities affecting the organisation.
ANALYSING & INVESTIGATING
Gathering information systematically to establish facts & principles and solve problems
Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & put forward ideas & solutions
“The tasks I was able to complete within just a few weeks ranged from running charts, creating and updating quarterly reports and summarising the latest economic and investment research for colleagues”
(Mercer Investment Consulting intern)
“I did an internship at the branch in Reading and had real responsibilities from day one. In my second week, I was organising team meetings. By the end of my stay there, I had been placed in charge of customer satisfaction”
(HSBC summer intern, now Executive Management trainee)
For listings of firms offering law placements, and vacation scheme deadlines, see:
Law Careers Net www.lawcareers.net
Many deadlines coming up at the end of January: others in February or March
Most law firms are keen to recruit graduates in subjects other than law, but non-law students may not be eligible to apply for a vacation scheme until their final year.
(Summer student, London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK)
“I did a couple of weeks work experience on Dragons' Den while I was still at university and I got the chance to do a variety of things. I dealt with applications, sought free press to advertise we were looking for applicants, looked for new entrepreneurs on the internet, and learned how to use a DV camera to film auditions (something I had never done before because I hadn't done a practical media course). After I graduated, they rang me to come back to do a couple of weeks casual work for Mastermind and this has since been extended “
“I was placed with a construction company, an industry I would never have considered looking into. The internship was really inspiring; my role involved taking control of a project. I had to carry out market research to identify new business opportunities within the company's business development team, gaining valuable experience and useful industry contacts”
(Environmental Science and International Development student, now running a social enterprise company)
Summer Visitor Services at Buckingham Palace?
Cancer Research UK
9-5, Mon - Fri