Increase your employability by undertaking an internship!

Undertaking an internship demonstrates your commitment to employability, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable work experience and training which will help your future graduate job prospects.

An increasing number of graduate jobs are secured through undertaking structured internships or demonstrating relevant work experience. Employers are looking for applications from students who have spent time developing transferable skills through employment experience as well as through other activities.

At the University of Stirling Management School we are committed to student employability and encourage our students to work with the Career Development Centre who work with our students to prepare them for internships. This also allows businesses and organisations access the knowledge and skills of our students who will work on a project or support a range of activities during the key holiday periods.

Six reasons why you should consider an internship:

  • Become more employable: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market.
  • Help fund your studies: Earn while you learn.
  • Network with employers: Make professional connections.
  • Test your career options: Internships can ease your transition into future careers and provide you with an insight into the sector.
  • Develop practical experience: ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice.
  • Develop transferable skills: Communication, team work, problem solving, decision-making, initiative, creativity and confidence building.

To see the range of internships that we currently have available, please click here.

A number of Management School students have undertaken an internship with a wide range of employers. Find out more about their experiences and the challenges they faced in the case studies below:

NameCourseCase studyYearCompany
Adelle Brotherton BA (Hons) Marketing Case study 2013  Enterprise
Amy Goode BA (Hons) in Marketing and Psychology/MSc in Marketing Case study  2011 NME
Calum MacKinnon BA (Hons) Marketing Case study  2012/13 Mobile
Christopher Ball PhD in Department of Management, Work and Organisation Case study 2013 Stirling Council
Chris Russell BA (Hons) Marketing Case study 2011 Alliance Trust Savings
Gary Coull BA (Hons) Economics Case study 2013 YouTrain
Howard Birch BA (Hons) in Marketing/MSc in Marketing Case study 2013 The Leith Agency
James Swanson BA (Hons) Marketing Case study 2013 IMG Reliance
Kaysha Hughes BA (Hons) Business Studies  Case study 2013 Wood Group PSN
Madeline Elardo BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Spanish Case study 2013  Enterprise
Martin Nemecek BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Finance Case study 2013 SIE 
Omari Whyne BA (Hons) Marketing Case study 2013 Edinburgh Airport 
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