Internships and other work experiences
Internships and other work experiences

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Internships and other work experiences

Week 8: Next steps

Introduction

Welcome to the final week of this course! You should, by now, have a good idea of what an internship is, how to apply for one and how to make the most of that or any other work experience you obtain.

This week, you’ll bring all of your learning together and start to plan your next steps. You’ll reflect on your aims from Weeks 1 and 2 and create an action plan. In a potentially competitive environment, you’ll reflect on the importance of resilience in the face of application rejection. You’ll also consider how to maximise your work experience after it has finished.

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Week 8: Next steps

This week you’ll explore the next steps you need to take, reflecting on what you’ve learned, and developing your action plan. You’ll consider how to make yourself more resilient, and how to maximise your experience, by looking back through your journal and using your network of contacts. Congratulations! You have reached the end of the course!

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

  • develop an action plan for your next steps
  • use your work experience to your advantage in the future
  • reflect on your personal resilience and how to deal with rejection.

You’ll start by acknowledging where you are now and considering your next steps.

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