What were your main roles and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
During my internship I assisted with the Wholesale Local Access Charge Control project, and spectrum policy. Working on this project involved collating data and other source material for analysis. I was also responsible for writing a section of the internal economist newsletter created by current graduates. Whilst on my internship I also engaged in networking events and introductory talks.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
I got the opportunity to engage in two different projects and gained sound background knowledge in a section of what Ofcom does. Also, it was great to see some of the concepts that I learnt from university used in practice.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
I was happy that my manager and other colleagues gave me recognition that I contributed in a positive way and helped to lighten their workload.
Did you encounter any problems during the course of your internship and if so, how did you overcome them?
At first I had problems absorbing the amount of background information on the projects and encountered many technical acronyms that I have not heard of before. This required a bit more patience – studying and figuring things out by myself – but also asking questions.