I cannot believe it’s been six months since I began my internship. It has been a brilliant experience and to be able to get hands-on experience working in a marketing office has been absolutely invaluable in my development. Although I tried hard during my studies to get a variety of work experience, I do not think there can be a substitute for working full-time and across different departments in the way my internship has allowed.
It has been a little while since my last proper update, so there have been some developments!
I have become involved with a project to create a digital alumni magazine, which I am co-leading with Hayley from the Alumni and Development team. I have been asked to compile content for inclusion in the magazine, tailored to an alumni audience.
We have more than 90,000 alumni across many different age groups, and from a variety of institutions prior to the University of Lincoln’s creation! I have begun identifying possible stories and have started to interview staff and alumni for relevant stories which could be included.
I’ve also managed to secure a full-time role with the PR team after my internship, starting on the 1st of April 2019. I have really enjoyed working with the PR team and the tasks I have completed for them so far and I am glad to be able to continue with this and take on additional responsibility.
In the last few weeks, I have involved with more PR tasks including PR meetings, writing press releases and sending additional communication. It’s been great to be able to take on responsibilities with the PR team slowly while in my internship, and my line manager has been very supportive of this.
I also got to visit the Riseholme campus for their Lambing Sunday event which was exceptionally cute, picture related!
I’ve really enjoyed the process of my internship and I’m very grateful to everyone who helped facilitate it or assisted me along the way. The whole department was very welcoming and allowed me to get involved with a wide range of tasks which has enabled me to learn and develop quickly. I’m glad I get to remain in the CDM office and I’m looking forward to my new role.