My internship within the College of Life and Sciences is almost over and the past ten weeks have flown by! It has been a very stimulating experience and I never expected to be granted so much independence with regards to my report, allowing me to be creative with how I solved the tasks I set for myself. I was also given a lot more responsibility than I could have ever imagined; I feel I have grown tremendously in a professional capacity during this internship due to this.
I took part in the Capgemini Community Challenge week in my 1st year, which was thoroughly an enjoyable experience. Our task was to propose a fundraising solution to our charity client: DEBRA. I developed my employability skills by using my analytical skills to make a budget for the events we planned for our client. The people I worked with were very amazing – I was pleased that I could learn a lot from my colleagues and thus gained invaluable teamwork spirit. On the last day of the programme, I presented our proposal with my team members to DEBRA, from which the presentation skills were developed immensely.
So we’ve now reached the final part of my internship, which is scary!
It’s a weird feeling getting to the last day. At the very start of my internship it felt like 10 weeks is a long time, the equivalent of a whole university term, but instead I’m working 9-5 Monday to Friday in an office instead of lazing around and using the excuse “I’m a student”. But as every student knows, when you get to the end of a term you wonder where it went as it flew by, and the same is true here. How has it gone so quickly?