Internships and other work experiences
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Internships and other work experiences

Week 7: Experiencing a virtual internship

Introduction

In Week 6, you focused on maximising your internship or other work experience through volunteering for additional responsibilities, building effective relationships with your colleagues, and making opportunities for self-reflection.

This week, you’ll learn about virtual internships – looking at what they are, the pros and cons of this style of work experience and how to build relationships and work effectively at a distance.

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Week 7: Experiencing a virtual internship

This week you’ll explore virtual internships, looking at the positives (no commute!), and possible challenges of this way of working. You’ll investigate how to work effectively from a distance, including setting up an efficient home workspace and building good relationships with your colleagues, even when you can’t be in the same place. You’ll finish by learning how to promote your virtual experience to future employers.

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

  • understand what a virtual internship is and analyse the potential pros and cons
  • maximise your performance during a virtual internship
  • promote your virtual experience to future employers.

You’ll start by exploring what a virtual internship is and why employers are becoming increasingly interested in them.

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