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I thoroughly enjoyed the work I was given.
My project got extended which meant that my project would be used by other departments as well as mine. Where the members of my team were depending on my project to produce results.
My manager gave me the right guidance and help without helping me too much. So pointing me in the right direction when necessary but never giving me the answers.
I had work to keep me busy most days, but still felt as if I could have had more as some days I felt myself procrastinating.
Was given some responsibilty in the fact that I had to get on by myself, but because of the ambiguity of the spec, I was having to rely on other people to give me answers or do something for my project.
You are only taught the general ins and outs of stuff at univeristy, where the work which I was taking required specific knowledge. So I was able to use my base knowledge and it wasn't very difficult to adapt to what was required. I am not sure how much my trainding and developed skills will help me alot at university, but will definitely help once I leave and start working full time.
Quiet and no-one really talks to eachother.
The overall placement was set up well with loads of opporunities to network throughout the internship.
We had to undergo alot of training about the company, however most of it seemed repetive and redundant. No specific technical training was provided, we had to learn as we went along.
I would enjoy the work I did throughout my placement, but it would run smoother if I was fully informed about the project and knew exactly what had to be done.
There were quite a few events put on for the interns which gave us a chance to meet oneanother. And then the interns organised their own events when there was nothing already planned.
Expensive, as it's central London. Spent of my internship money on travel and living costs.
It was alright, but expensive and a hassle to get home after as the last train is only midnight.
Definitely, there were events on weekly to give us the opportunity to do somethign outside of work.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Computer Science, Information Technology
Central London and City
1st September 2011