Trainee Research Analyst – Sensian Research

University of Exeter Internships, A2I

What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

Creating a database of products in a specific market, data mining, market research and working with databases.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

I have learnt to efficiently manage my time and work under limited supervision while achieving a specific goal. The experience of having a responsibility to someone else but me has prepared me well for future workplace practice, including things such as working towards deadlines and achieving the expected results to the highest possible quality.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I completed a large project of collecting market information and conducting market research which has saved the company huge amounts of time and effort. Also I believe as a student I brought my excellent research skills.

Did you encounter any problems during the course of your internship and if so, how did you overcome them?

I did find it extremely hard to manage my own time since I have been working remotely and having update meetings with my employer every week. However by the end of internship I believe I have learnt to estimate my abilities and productivity a lot better.

“Jekaterina was valuable as she enabled us to carry out research we would not have otherwise had time to do” – Peter Cooney