International Students UK Employment Assistant – Career Zone, University of Exeter

Universtiy of Exeter Internships, UoE Internships, SCP, SBP, GBP, A2I

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

  • Developing the University webpage for international students
  • Interviewing students for current vacancies
  • One-to-one appointments
  • Promoting the ‘Student Employee of the Year’ award by inquiring about students’ employment, persuading employers to nominate, informing students of the results.

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

I overcame my fear of speaking in English, and lack of confidence in this country.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

My post was newly-created, and now the Career Zone can provide specific advice to international students which was lacking before.

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

It was quite hectic at the beginning, but after some time I learnt my duties and settled in to the job.