So you’ve just completed your work experience. It was in a sector that relates to your degree and in the type of company that you always thought would suit you. Hooray for you, right? But, what if you didn’t enjoy it? You had it all mapped out but now the future isn’t so clear. The … More What if you hated your work experience?
Although they can get a bad rep, internships can be a really valuable thing in transitioning between university and the start of your career. Plus, not all internships are unpaid – an increasing number of employers are recognising the importance in providing a salary to their interns. However, like with all work, you really get … More Guest blog: How to make the most of your internship
In September 2016, I quit my grad scheme and ‘job for life’ with the Civil Service to try 25 careers through short-term work experience and internships, in a year – before my 25th birthday. I realised that, aged 24, I still had absolutely no idea what I really wanted to do. It was a gamble, … More Guest blog: The Radical Sabbatical – Trying 25 Careers In A Year
My name is Maria Luisa and I am going into my third year in Politics and Business Management at Queen Mary. This summer I had the chance to spend two months interning at Legance, an independent Italian law firm with offices in Rome, Milan and London. I was lucky enough to be based in the office in … More Student story: My Summer Internship at Legance
Hi, I’m Sharika and I am a second-year English student. Alongside my studies, I work as a Student Ambassador for the Widening Participation team at Queen Mary. The aim of Widening Participation is to encourage students from disadvantaged social backgrounds to consider pursing higher education. Not only is this an incredibly rewarding job which gives … More Student story: I’ve sorted my summer
So you’ve got the internship – now what? First of all well done on securing your internship! Once you’ve finished celebrating, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make the most of this opportunity and avoid making mistakes that could affect your chances of being hired again. Here’s a quick list of … More Internships dos and don’ts
Unsure of the difference between an internship and a placement? Then take a look at this quick guide from Inside Careers.