One of the first tasks we asked our interns to do was to write a profile blog to introduce themselves and share their message for employers. Meet Josh…
Hi, my name is Josh, I’m 22 years old and I am about to finish my postgraduate degree in strategic and digital marketing at De Montfort University Leicester. Last year I completed my undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing DMU and achieved a First-Class degree.
What are your ambitions for the future?
During my time in secondary school I was always drawn to the creative subjects. I particularly loved theatre. When I started studying business during my GCSE’s I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I quickly found myself captivated learning about the ever-changing business world and how businesses had an impact on society. From that point, marketing became an area of business that I wanted to explore.
Why did you choose to intern with us?
I’ve never had the opportunity to work with a social enterprise before, and interning at one in which champions the issues that I have personally faced since finishing university, is something that will be both exciting and meaningful.
Is there anything you’re excited about doing with us?
As a marketing graduate, the opportunity to assist in promoting marketing campaigns is exciting and a good opportunity to put into action what I have learnt studying. I want to improve my interviewing skills as this is something I’ve touched on in university so to conduct interviews with employers will be a valuable experience. Any recommendations I can eventually make to companies to assist them in making their application process more accessible to a younger demographic would feel very rewarding.
What do you hope to achieve during the internship?
I hope to put my learning into practice, help Access Generation achieve their objectives and build up my own value to help me in my future career aspirations.
Do you have any messages for employers?
Young employees will be key for any business moving forward. In the current challenging climate we all find ourselves in, younger people can provide a business with much needed energy and a new perspective.
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.
Josh has joined us via De Montfort University’s Graduate Champion scheme which is a 6-week fully funded internship. Find out more about DMU Champions here: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/business-services/access-our-students-and-graduates/recruiting-our-students-and-graduates/funded-internships/information-for-organisations.aspx