December 4, 2015, by Lydia Percival

Exploring the Internship Fair

By Lydia Percival, student blogger

Last month, I attended the Internship Fair. The fair provided students with the opportunity to find out about internships offered by a wide range of employers. 

While I greatly enjoyed my long summer of relaxation and part-time work at the student accommodation services at Loughborough University, I think next summer it would be a good idea to do something productive towards my future career. I feel that an internship would be a great way to do this, allowing me to trial an area of work that I am interested in to see if it’s right for me. So, I paid a visit to the Internship Fair, armed with questions and ideas to see what was on offer.

Exploring the fair

There was a large selection of stalls from reputable, big-name employers. I visited the stands for Boots, Deloitte and PwC who were offering placements in areas such as finance, consulting and human resources. These opportunities ranged from eight-week summer placements to full year placements. However, these placements didn’t suit what I’m looking for because I would like something more science-based.

An exciting opportunity

I then spoke with P&G and found out about a summer internship they do in research and development. I am interested in a career in research and development and working on the science behind popular consumer brands. The internship they had on offer sounds like an exciting opportunity to use my scientific background to lead a challenging project relevant to the business. Speaking with a P&G graduate allowed me to gain an insight into the application process, which involves sending a CV and undertaking reasoning tests.

Overall I am glad I attended the Internship Fair and found out about this opportunity. I now feel in a good position to apply for the P&G internship and continue my search for other summer placements. Hopefully I can make next summer the most exciting and productive one yet!

Are you interested in securing an internship for next summer? Visit our website to find out more about internships and placements. There are lots of events taking place in the Spring term including fairs and sector insight events (Spotlight On…) where you can find out about internship opportunities, are you going to attend? 

Photo: The Blue Diamond Gallery

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