Sheffield graduate internship: 301
I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2012, achieving a BA Honours in English Language and Linguistics. Having really enjoyed my degree and my time here as a student, I was excited to join the University as a Student Services staff member in December 2013.
I am one of this year’s graduate interns, working within the 301 Student Skills and Development Centre. I have spent the past four months planning, assisting and implementing several flagship learning initiatives.
I helped to successfully deliver the University’s first ever Sprint Women’s Development Programme, raising our female undergraduates’ aspirations and developing their personal and professional skills. I am also supporting the Realising Opportunities Outreach Programme and am currently planning the introduction of the University’s first Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) programme.
As an arts and humanities graduate, my degree equipped me with communication, research and interpersonal skills which have proven invaluable during my internship. Through working at 301 and collaborating with many other staff members, I have been able to further enhance these skills and learn many more.
Having worked closely with the Careers Service, the outreach team and the Faculty of Engineering, I have engaged with different aspects of the University and been able to enjoy the wide variety of experiences this has given me. I recently shadowed the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ Outreach Activities Officer, assisting in a university visit and languages taster day for year eight students. This was really enjoyable, and reinforced my interest in a career in outreach and higher education.