What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
I created weekly attendance and feedback reports, and sent weekly feedback requests to students who had attended events run by the Careers Consultants. I was responsible for managing the list of events being run by the Careers Consultants each term, scheduling the sessions, booking rooms and uploading the events to Career Hub. I updated webpages managed by the Career Consultants providing information on graduate destinations and other useful resources for students. I also undertook a marketing role, create a variety of materials including webpage banners, slides for the digital screens around campus and leaflets which are now available from the Career Zone front desk and are being distributed in the accommodation welcome packs in Penryn.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
I was proud to win a Highly Commended award at the Student Employee of the Year Awards in the ‘Above and Beyond’ category. I improved my IT skills, both regarding spreadsheets and creating marketing materials, as well as boosting my confidence in the workplace.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
I removed the day-to-day administrative burden on the team by carrying out a variety of tasks which they would have otherwise had to do, including analysing attendance and feedback data and managing webpages and events.