This blog has been written by Kate Sansom, WE UK Technology Intern.
After graduating from University, I obtained an internship with Waggener Edstrom in the technology team. After working for Waggener Edstrom for the last three months, I would recommend their internship programme to everyone.
The great thing about an internship is that you learn so much that you probably didn’t learn in university. If you are willing to work hard, then this is a great place to develop your career.
The work done by an intern varies from writing blogs, scanning news for clients, creating media lists, writing press releases to arranging events. You pick up skills as you go along and if you are unsure of anything there is always someone to help you out. After three months of being an intern I feel that I’ve gained so many different skills that will help me in the future.
Communication is the most important skill and for me has developed phenomenally. As an intern you are not expected to know everything but you can always ask and everybody understands that you are on a learning curve. I got to work on several different accounts, which gave me an insight into the differences between consumer and B2B clients.
The tech team offsite away day was a particular highlight during my time working in Waggener Edstrom. The morning session was a chance for everyone to voice their thoughts about the team, what we were good at and what we needed to improve on. Working together, we came up with the TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE TECH TEAM.
The afternoon activity was a treasure hunt and was all about putting our communications skills to good use. Split into teams and armed with a tablet, our red vintage bus dropped us into different locations of London.
Each team had to answer a series of questions that made us work as a team applying our general knowledge, searching out location for answers to the questions and using our imagination to complete picture challenges, which included recreating an iconic scene of a film.
Each team became quite competitive, but it was a great afternoon for the team to bond and have fun.
The Skills that I have picked up over the course of the last three months and during the offsite, will help me in any future career as well as in life.