Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Internships


Guest blogger, Hannah Lawrence from Inspiring Interns talks about how useful an Internship can be:

I graduated from University in June 2010 with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Communications. After six months of comfortably plodding along in my part-time job I realised I needed to kick-start my career.  During those six months I had been applying for jobs, trawling for hours through graduate recruitment sites. However because the popularity of sites like this there is usually a lot of competition for every position, and when I did not hear anything back I started to lose my confidence.  I did get through to interview stages for two jobs; however I was unsuccessful in my application because I had not had enough previous experience.  I therefore found it challenging to apply for more jobs as I knew that I needed to get experience to stand out.

I attended a Jobs Fair at the Excel in London back in November where I stumbled across the Inspiring Interns stand.  They offer graduate internships to recent University leavers. They believe an internship can be the perfect stepping stone between university and life afterwards. I found them a very welcoming and fun team and after having a chat with one of them and taking a business card I left wanting to check out their website. 

Their site had some really exciting opportunities and industries I was really interested in including; marketing, social media, fashion and PR.  A lot of my friends had done internships and I realised to get some valuable experience, develop my skills and potentially build up a network of contacts in my chosen industry, this was the best option for me.

I applied for a few of the PR and marketing internships on their site and was called up for an interview for a position in the marketing team of Inspiring Interns themselves. I was interviewed by the marketing manager who was genuinely interested in me and I left really wanting the position. They rang the following week to offer me the role and could not wait to get started. I have been at Inspiring for 6 weeks now and I am thoroughly enjoying my time there.  I feel I am not only developing skills I learnt at University but learning so much more. I am realising and playing to my strengths as well as learning a lot about my chosen industry.

I am so grateful to the Inspiring team for giving me this chance, this is just the beginning, the first stepping stone and I am going to take every opportunity thrown at me.  I feel so many others in my position can benefit the way I have. The best advice I can offer is to stay open to any experience.http://www.inspiringinterns.com/

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