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Employability Project Support Officer – University of Exeter

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

My main role has been to improve the employability of graduates from the CLES department, through updating the DLHE database and making transferable skills clearer in modules. Within this, I organised a large employability meeting with colleagues from the Streatham campus, where ideas to improve employability in the department were discussed and a list of actions was created.

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

Sucessfully organising this large employability meeting, which helped me to gain valuable administration skills and experience.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I reduced the workload of my colleagues and was able to contribute my own ideas as a graduate on how the department can improve employability prospects for students.

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

I had to purchase a lot of resources for the meeting so I had to understand how the finance system worked and deal with budgets. This was easily overcome by asking more experienced colleagues in the office for help.

Careers Administrator and Project Coordinator – University of Exeter

Universtiy of Exeter - Penyrn Campus Career Zone, SCP, SBP, GBP, A2I

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.

Peer Advisor – Humanities Undergraduate Writing Centre, University of Exeter

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

I held appointments once a week for humanities students to drop in and get essay feedback before it was submitted so that they could improve their writing style. This involved marketing the appointments, running the sessions, giving coherent feedback and also performing administrative tasks. I also set up the training plan for the new advisers to take over.

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

Helping and reassuring new first years about what was expected of them.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

It alleviated the number of questions directed at academics as well as giving them a place to recommend students to for more general writing style queries.