I’ve been given a second project to work on in my last month which related to Guangzhou’s role as Regional Secretariat for the Asia-Pacific for The World Association of Major Metropolis’ (METROPOLIS). It involves looking into membership fees and helping research best ways to improve fees financing and making it easier for members to pay.
Four weeks have already passed from my internship and I am dazzled by how much I have learned and experienced. My role within the Welcome International 2015 project is to ensure that all of our international students receive the best possible experience when arriving to the UK. From airport collections to cream teas and police registrations, I am joggling with a number of responsibilities and tasks.
Monday 13th July 2015, the first day of my internship role as the Higher Education Review Preparation Officer for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Being a Biological Sciences student, I was excited at the prospect of working in the same College as I’m currently studying in and getting an insight into what goes on behind the scenes. There were a variety of different reasons that led me to apply for the internship, mainly getting the chance to do something productive with my summer and making a direct contribution to the College as well as seeing the University from a different perspective. Seeing as this was my first ever office job, I really had no idea what to expect but was ready to make the most of this new experience and contribute as much as I could during my time as an intern.