What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
One of my main responsibilities was to coordinate the termly calender of events run by the Careers Consultants which including creating the schedule of events, booking appropriate rooms, uploading the events to the student portal My Career Zone and after the events were completed, analysing the levels of attendence to the events. Other responsibilities I had were to take notes at the weekly Careers Consultants meeting. I also organised a Finalist Campaign to try and engage finalists before they left the University and ensuring they were aware of the availability of the Careers Services’ help for three years after graduation. I also worked on an income-generating psychometric testing project with an external agency supporting the majority of the administration work from the University side, which involved sending a mailing to all participants with their voucher reward for taking part in the project.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
My biggest achievement was successfully persevering through a mailing problem which saved us hours of time, within a project which generated a large amount of revenue.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
My internship benefitted my employer through reducing the administration workload across the whole team, freeing their time to work on other projects within their team and within the department as a whole.
“Hannah had a very positive impact on the Careers Consultant Team. She worked very hard, took on a number of activities which were not originally part of her remit and, as a new member of the team, was able to see new ways of tackling things. Hannah challenged our methods and injected real enthusiasm into our work environment. Her insight into the role of our Service, particularly how we interact with our clients was invaluable. I also feel that we were able to give Hannah an opportunity to try new things and develop in the workplace. As an employer with an interest in young people, this was very rewarding.” – Careers and Employability Manager