What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
I was responsible for administrative tasks in the running of the eXepert mentoring scheme. This required collating data from student submissions, running searches against a database, contacting university alumni requesting their help with the scheme and putting alumni in touch with students. Further to this, collating feedback data, generating scheme statistics and dealing with internal stakeholders for permission to contact in some cases. Overall focus of the internship was on helping students have a successful and fruitful experience of the scheme.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
Gaining office experience in a different environment to my previous experiences and building up skills on Excel.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
I contributed to the fact that the scheme is set to beat target application numbers this year. My data collection has highlighted focus areas for marketing and the feedback I collected has been used for new marketing pages online.
“Allan was responsible for providing administrative support and assisting promotion of a University-wide employability scheme called the eXepert Scheme. He delivered high quality work on all tasks assigned to him and developed good working relationships with colleagues and was willing to contribute to wider Employment Services team and Career Zone activities. With Allan’s administrative support the eXepert Scheme has been successful in reaching its target of a 20% increase in the number of applications from alumni and students for the academic year 2013-14.” – Career Mentoring Coordinator