Pros & Cons of an Internship…

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As the end of our internship is here we thought we’d provide a little summary of the pros and cons of being a graduate intern through our eyes. We decided to do this for a couple of reasons…

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A year has flown by!


It’s arrived, the final month of our internship and I have great news to share! If you’ve been wondering where Hannah and Emma have disappeared to well, they only went and landed two fantastically-exciting new jobs! Woohoo! 

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The Third Cohort…

The University of Lincoln – The Main Admin Building – Our main base during our internship.

Hello blogging world, it’s me again (Nicola).

This is turning out to be quite a busy week for us interns, the days are running along pretty quickly.

Matt mentioned in yesterday’s blog that we attended the Introduction to Internships at The University of Lincoln (quite a mouthful). I found it to be an incredibly useful and informative day. At first I wasn’t sure if I would be catered for (not sure if that’s the right way of putting it, but I’m sticking with it). What I mean by that is I thought the day would be aimed at students who have just graduated and started their first job (post-university) as an intern. However that wasn’t the case and once we had taken part in a bit of intern speed dating (really, that happened) we all, including the trainers, got to know everyone’s individual story. Continue reading

Varied to say the least!

Hello blogging world!

I’m Nicola and this is my first official blog post for The Outreach Intern Blog!

(Read my full profile here).

A day as an Outreach Intern can vary a lot which is a really good thing. Over the past seven weeks I have helped at Applicant Call Back Days, worked at a Jobs and Careers Fair, attempted to decipher the benefits calculator, put together visa applications, designed funding leaflets for postgraduate students, took part in school visits, planned a radio broadcast, produced a presentation for undergraduate students and even attempted to ‘model’ in a photo shoot for the publications department. I’m really enjoying it; working within the University is very interesting and after a spell of unemployment I feel very lucky indeed. Continue reading