Why should I do an internship?
If you’d like to gain real-life experience within your chosen field, an internship or work experience is the perfect place to start. Internships provide you with a major CV boost, invaluable networking opportunities and a chance to develop the transferable skills that employers want. It’s a great way to develop practical skills ahead of your future career, in a real workplace environment, while being supported by industry professionals.
My internship has given me a good taste of the 9-5 work routine. It has also given me a head start in my marketing career by providing me with lots of valuable experiences from very early on.
Alexander Bergström, Marketing Internship with Labels4Kids Ltd
Our strong partnerships with national, international and start-up businesses can provide you with a wide range of opportunities to test your learning in real-life situations. Whether it’s an internship, work experience or a work-based project, you’ll learn new skills and get an idea of which working environment suits you.
I have gained invaluable experience in several areas of a successful, growing company. I have developed an understanding of what it takes build and maintain professional relationships. Most importantly, I know what full-time employment involves, a thought which can be quite daunting upon completion of university studies.
Owen Smith, Resource Coordinator internship at YouTrain
What do you want to do next?
Boost your skills with Riipen
The University has a Riipen license – currently in a pilot phase for three courses: BA Business Studies, MSc Sports Management, and MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy. Through this platform, you can work with global companies on real business problems that are assessed and rated. As you complete more challenges, you build a portfolio. This platform can help you boost your skills, gain career clarity, network with potential employers, and find a job you love.
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