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Employee Services Administrator (HR Administration) – University of Exeter

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

General HR admin including answering email and telephone enquiries, producing employment references, processing new starters, processing extensions and contract changes.

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

Being offered a higher paid HR admin position in recognition of the hard work I’d put in during my internship.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I helped colleagues and team during a very busy period and I also started the process of centralising some HR processes.

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

When I didn’t know how to do something I used my common sense, made notes when learning processes to reflect back on, and asked other members of my team.

“My experience of recruiting a GBP through the Employment Services team has been entirely positive. Our GBP Emma has made a strong impact, and this has been an exciting and different way of developing talent within our team.” – Rob Tinley, Head of Employee Services

Assistant Research Scientist – College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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

After becoming comfortable with the literature, my main role in this internship was to train in the Biophysics labs and learn from a PhD student before going on to help them complete research. After completing this research I was responsible for the production of a paper detailing the process and results, with an aim to getting the paper published in a scientific journal. I have also attended the regular Biophysics group meetings, as well as being given the opportunity to hear guest speakers from other Universities talk when they have visited the Physics department here in Exeter.

Overall, the whole of my internship has been an amazing and extremely rewarding experience. I have learned much more about what life as a scientist really is, got to grips with a wide variety of new scientific concepts through studying the literature, and had exposure to a thriving scientific environment where it was a privilege to listen to scientists talk about their work. I believe my biggest achievement over the course of this internship is either the growth in confidence and ability to network that I have experienced, or the production (with much help and guidance) of a scientific paper that will hopefully be published, something I did not think I was capable of at this age.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

As previously mentioned, I helped to complete a piece of novel research for my employer as well as writing the results into a paper. Moreover, having now had experience in the Biophysics labs I would be more suited to working in this department again if my employer wanted a summer student next year.

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

I encountered problems as a part of the work, such as a lack of knowledge of the specific vocabulary required to understand many of the concepts spoken about daily in this department. However, I overcame these either through research or asking for assistance where necessary. Everyone in the department has been very friendly and more than happy to offer assistance where necessary which has been invaluable to me.

Marketing and PR Executive – Make it Marketing

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

One of my main roles involved writing blogs for other companies, and adapting the style of the post to suit their target audience.  Clients included: camper van hire, casino rental hire, and estate agents. I was also involved with designing leaflets for local restaurants and contacting hotels and B&Bs to see if they would give the leaflets to their customers.

Whilst working for Make it Marketing I used a variety of software including: Canva, Pixabay, SproutSocial, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, Word Press, Modx, Asana, Eventbrite, Skiddle, and Paperless Post.
I also created content plans for clients, scheduled social media posts, and wrote blogs for the company.

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

Learning to use lots of different online platforms to carry out efficient administration and promotion for various clients.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I wrote lots of blog content which improved the quality of the business’ website and its clients.

Employment Services Administration Assistant

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

I supported the Central Employment Services Team in the daily delivery of their student services. I also administrated the feedback process for University of Exeter Managed Internship Schemes. In addition I provided ad-hoc support for fairs and events throughout the year, as well as ad-hoc office support

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

Having the chance to provide Line Manager with an evaluative presentation on the administrative process I had been working on all year, in order to present an analysis of the system and also to suggest ways to optimise the efficiency of it

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I provided my employer with additional administrative support during busy periods.

It was great having Peter on the team.  He was able to provide us with a student perspective on our scheme, help us be more efficient and also assisted up with streamlining some of our processes. He was hard working and fast at what he was asked to do and always willing to take on the work” – Line Manager.