Meet our latest cohort of interns from De Montfort University. This week, we want to introduce you to Whitney…
Hello, my name is Whitney Adeosun and I am 22 years old. I recently graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Psychology with Criminology.
What are your ambitions for the future?
In the future, I would love to work for an organisation that takes a stance on prioritising the mental health of others. Doing a degree in psychology has allowed me to develop an interest and understanding of how mental health can have an effect on people in a number of ways. In addition, I would love to incorporate psychological theory into my place of work to therefore show how psychology is applicable to different sectors, even marketing.
Why did you choose to intern with us?
After conducting some research on Access Generation and discovering the purpose and mission of the company, applying for the company was an easy decision to make. As with Access Generation being a company that sees the value of young people and understands how they may struggle with being seen by businesses and wanting to help fix this is something I admire. Interning at Access Generation will also allow me to gain some marketing experience as even though I have a passion for psychology, the world of business and marketing has always intrigued me.
Is there anything you’re excited about doing with Access Generation?
I am excited to develop my skills and also learn new things about the marketing industry and how things work. As someone who consumes social media I am intrigued to look at the way social media works from a different perspective. As well as wanting to develop my skills and gain a number of transferable skills I also want to make a positive impact on Access Generation by contributing to their overall mission of bridging the gap between young people and employers.
What do you hope to achieve during the 6 weeks?
I hope to gain a deeper understanding of the marketing world and the different sectors within it and how they help contribute to the overall success of a company.
My message to employers
I believe that employers should work alongside young people to empower them as they are the next generation and the future. I would like employers to know that despite the stereotypes about young people when given the chance they are able to show their value in a number of different ways.
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