#InternSelfie16 Take a selfie on your internship, work experience or placement to be in with a chance to win £50, £20 or £10 of Love2Shop vouchers
Jess Long on a BP Internship in indirect procurement.
Maria Barlow on her U21 Social Entrepreneurship Corps internship in Guatemala
Hannah Evans on her work experience in a game reserve in South Africa with WEI research and Operation Wallacea.
Judah Chandra , on his Study China Internship with the oldest Japan-Chinese war survivor
Olamide Akindele with her fellow vacation scheme students as the first official Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. vacation scheme cohort.
Inspire other students to undertake work experience by taking the perfect #InternSelfie16. Snap a selfie while you are on your work experience, volunteering, placement or internship that gives an insight into the work you have been doing and share it with Careers Network. Our team of judges will decide on the winner and all appropriate entries will be shared on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Please check with your employer that they are happy for you to take the selfie on duty and disclose the name of the company before you enter. You must be a student at the University of Birmingham to enter.
1. Ask permission from your employer or work experience organiser
2. Take a selfie
3. Tweet @careersbham with your job role and organisation and #InternSelfie16 , post on our Facebook wall or email j.s.hollowayswift.ac.uk with the information (these will be tweeted from our main account@careersbham).
Deadline: Midnight 11th September
I love science; I have to admit. Always have, and probably always will. So much so in fact that I plan on spending the rest of my life within the field of genetics. But that’s just it, it’s what I plan to do. How do I actually get a job where I can spend all day (and possibly all night) tinkering with cellular biochemistry to my heart’s content?
When it comes to getting any job, experience is key. The more you’ve been exposed to a work environment, the more employers will look at you and say “This guy [or gal] is committed to the role” without you even being employed! If experience says anything, it says you’re committed to not only developing the interests of the company, but more importantly, to developing your own.
Taking part in the Capgemini Community Challenge in his first year was a rewarding experience for Frank. As well as working on a worthwhile project fundraising for a national charity, he developed several vital skills and through this connection found work experience with Capgemini in his final year. He talks about the value of gaining experience with a leading IT consulting firm and how it has shaped his future career.