We’ve got a year-long graduate internship vacancy open now at the Careers Service; Graduate Support Intern. It’s a great opportunity to develop your skills and take on responsibilities in a professional context at the University and can be a great springboard for your career, either at the University or elsewhere.
But why take our word for it? In this piece, outgoing Graduate Support Intern and UoL graduate Issie Sutherland, who did the role for 6 months, speaks about what she got out of the internship and why she’d recommend it….
The role of Graduate Support Intern has been a great opportunity to develop professional skills. What I’ve loved most about it is having the opportunity to have my first ‘proper’ job out of Uni in a really relaxed and supportive team of people. This has definitely given me the chance to develop confidence in a professional work place, without feeling intimidated or really out of my depth which has been great. This is something really valuable that I know will stand me in good stead going into the future.
In a nut-shell, the Graduate Support Intern is there to assist the line-manager in delivering the Careers Service’s Graduate Support Programme. This will entail a variety of things, such as:
- assisting to plan events by reaching out to employers and speakers for these events – and building professional relationships with them
- supporting recent graduates via 1-to-1 phone calls
- being an active member of the social media content team
- and writing monthly newsletters which go out to all graduates registered on MyCareer.
The position is flexible, and you’ll be encouraged to utilise and devlop whatever skills you have in a way that will complement the Graduate Support programme, which could be just about anything! I personally contributed educational articles and resources which are published on the Career Discovery tab of MyCareer, as writing and editing was something I wanted to develop to a professional standard. It has been great for me as I’ve had the opportunity to have constructive feedback on written work, which has ultimately led to me becoming a more skilled in writing for different purposes, helping me to get my next role as a Production Assistant. Whatever it is you’re looking to develop, you’ll be given the space to do that in this role!
I’d definitely recommend this position to anyone in their final year or who’s recently graduated, who maybe feel like they lack experience or are not too sure what direction they want their career to go in. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a mixture of areas and a chance to find out what motivates you and gives you a sense of fulfilment in work.
Want to find out more and apply? The Graduate Support intern role is here (closing date 15th May)