Internships and other work experiences
Internships and other work experiences

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Internships and other work experiences

Week 2: What could I gain from an internship or other work experience?

Introduction

In Week 1, you were introduced to internships and some of the other forms of work experience you might choose. You also took some time to reflect on your own experiences and clarify what you want to gain from participating in this course.

This week, you’ll focus more specifically on the benefits of undertaking an internship or other form of work experience. You’ll learn about the skills you can develop, how your confidence can grow and the value of building a network of useful contacts.

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Week 2: What could I gain from an internship or other work experience?

This week you’ll focus on the benefits of work experience. You’ll look at how it enhances your CV, can improve your academic achievement and build your readiness for a career. You’ll focus on the skills and attributes you can develop, from time management to self-awareness, and you’ll finish by looking at the useful contacts you can make.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • recognise the various benefits that work experience can provide
  • summarise some of the key skills that employers value
  • reflect on the personal development that can be facilitated through an internship or other work experience.

You’ll start by looking at a variety of the evidence that shows work experience can be beneficial to both you and your employer.

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