Continuing with our introductions to our new interns, today it’s Bryanna’s turn to tell us about herself and what her message is to business. Meet Bryanna…
Hello! My name is Bryanna, I am 20 years old and about to start my second year at Loughborough University, studying Business, Economics and Finance.
What are your ambitions for the future?
I am very keen to continue learning and developing skills I’ve gained from a broad range of professional and educational experiences. I chose to study an Economics degree as I have always been intrigued by the ever-changing nature of the business environment and the significant influence of the economy on almost every aspect of our lives. I am therefore motivated by the prospect of doing meaningful and impactful work in this field to positively influence society.
Why did you choose to intern with Access Generation?
I chose to intern with Access Generation as I am hugely inspired by the ethos of sharing young people’s views and insights to change the way employers attract and recruit young people. It is encouraging to see their immense efforts in encouraging employers to employ inexperienced young people through extensive provision of various community programmes, guidance, events and training.
Aside from my commercial interests, I also enjoy performing arts, which has equipped me with natural confidence and creativity. As a Theatre Studies Scholar during A-Levels, I actively promoted the development of self-confidence of secondary school students through running performance skills workshops and clubs. Moreover, my performing experiences allow me to communicate and collaborate with others at ease. Having worked in retail and as a children’s maths and English tutor, I was able to adapt my communication style when interacting with people of varying ages, backgrounds and needs, whilst consistently maintaining an approachable and positive demeanour. I have further developed interpersonal skills through engaging with senior partners and stakeholders in more professional settings, most recently during internships at Linklaters and Deloitte. I am therefore enthused to use my unique attributes and experiences to collaborate with Access Generation and hopefully inspire young people to be confident in themselves and their abilities when seeking employment opportunities.
What are you excited about doing with Access Generation?
As well as the immense training and learning opportunities, I am particularly excited about the level of responsibility and creativity that the internship provides, through opportunities to conduct interviews with employers and promote peer panel marketing campaigns.
I am also looking forward to collaborating with fellow interns and working together to establish and present recommendations to Access Generation regarding how they can work with employers on their CSR and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
What do you hope to achieve during the internship?
I hope to gain increased confidence in my digital fluency, technical and project management skills through learning how Access Generation formulate their marketing strategies and actively support student campaigns using popular social media.
What is your message to employers? With the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, I would urge employers to invest in technology, employment and training and development opportunities for young people, whose resilience, adaptability and digital acumen is crucial for our economic recovery.
Did you know…?
Universities typically have an employability team who work to match students with employment opportunities including internships. An internship is often a short paid work experience and a chance for the student and employer to ‘try before they buy’. Internships are often part or fully funded.
Afra has joined us via Loughborough University’s Talent Match Programme which is part-funded by Santander. For more information, visit their website https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/careers/employers/sme/lborotalentmatch/