Why should I do an insight?
Gaining work experience
Any work experience you can gain as an undergraduate – whether on an insight scheme, internship or placement year (preferably all three) – is invaluable for giving you the skills needed to secure a graduate job. Whether it’s a good or bad experience, it goes towards helping you know what you want your future career path to be.
Some of you will be set on a certain career path when you leave university, but there are many career choices to be made at the beginning of your working life. How do you make sure you have made the correct choice? Well…an insight gives you an opportunity to touch upon a number of different business areas and see which you prefer, providing you with an idea about where you see your future. Remember, because insight schemes are generally fairly short time scales, try to undertake multiple insight schemes to further expand your knowledge and skills.
On an insight, although you may only have up to four weeks within the organisation, this is certainly enough time to make a good impression on full time employees. You could be working alongside other insight students, interns, placement students and experienced individuals, and the way you work, your enthusiasm and interest in the company and its work will stand you in good stead when you look for internships, placements and graduate roles in the future.