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The Value of Internships
Opinion

The Value of Internships

Internships are a great way for university students to gain practical experience and skills to prepare them for graduation, and are key to building a network of contacts and industry knowledge in a field that perhaps their degree doesn’t offer them. That being said, are all these internships worth their salt? We’ve all seen the internship and graduate job descriptions brandished under the alluring title ‘opportunity’ that incorporate the key phrases “entry level”, “must have X number of years experience” and “unpaid”. It would seem the reward is heavily disproportionate to the skills the intern would be providing the company. It’s a Catch 22 scenario — you’re applying for something to give you the experience, but are being denied the opportunity because of your lack of experience. No...
The Hustle and Bustle of a London Intern
Lifestyle

The Hustle and Bustle of a London Intern

Spending two weeks away from egg-sized Egham to intern at a production company in London was the push I needed to dabble in the ‘real world’. I jumped out of bed on my first day as the alarm went off at 6:30am. I knew being late wasn’t going to cut it! Now, what was I going to wear to work? How casual is ‘casual attire’? I ended up going with a black and white striped shirt and black jeans and hoped for the best. Turns out casual attire is actually pretty casual… phew. I was given a laptop and a place at a desk straight away, really not knowing what to expect. It was my first time working in an office.   I was asked to watch last year’s Victoria’s Secret Swim Special that they produced and come up with ideas for the next one – awesome. Then I was asked to do research on the new ...