I loved my time at Cushman and Wakefield. I enjoyed everyday and the new challenges it brought. Also I was fortunate to make great friends with both colleagues I worked with and fellow interns. I enjoyed learning a new role of a surveyor and how they work in the industry. It gave me a great insight of Cushman and Wakefield's culture and how i could see myself working here in the future.
I felt valued by colleagues by being trusted with confidential work and being allowed to go to meetings and represent Cushman and Wakefield. I was able to contribute to the team and help them fulfill tasks in time in preparation for a viewing or meeting. I also helped at a lanch of a building, invovling being at reception and talking to agents while they waited for a tour.
From the first day I felt comfortable asking questions to my buddy and team. They made me feel at ease that if i was set a task and didn't understand i could always ask a question. They also supported me when i had to do a team presentation by running through it and checking the content.
Yes throughout my internship, everyday there was always a task to do and if anyone left the office I was able to come along when possible. They also allowed me the time to work through the tasks and have time to understand and ask questions. I also was able to see through the work i produced what it was for by being cc'd in the emails.
I was able to independantly conduct viewings during my internship. This allowed me the responsibility to represent the Cushmans as well as the Landlord who we were acting for. Also, I was given tasks which required accuracy and to be presented to a high standard as it was going directly to the client.
I learnt the role of an office agent and how they are able to see a project through. From pitching to the potential client, to leasing the space and gaining interest, to negotiating and writing heads of terms. This first hand experience has allowed me to conceptualise my two years of study of real estate and how it is used in practice.
The internship was very well organised. From the first day we were given an induction, we all had laptops, headphone etc all ready for us. This was set up and ready to go on our second day in the team. We had structured talks throughout and this allowed the interns to get back together and hear each others experiences.
Cushman and Wakefield invested in us in terms of preparing training throughout the internship on personal branding, presenting and client training. This was very useful in terms of developing our own skills and how they will be used in the work environment. Also, by setting goals it allowed me to push myself and achieve what I set out to do.
The potential to be fast tracked or given an early offer.
Yes there were events such as the soft ball and intern and graduate drinks. This gave us the opportunity to network with out peers and graduates. Unfortunatley sometimes they were not very well attended, which was a shame as it would of been great fun to have everybody there!
Yes, I particpated in the team cricket match, this was great fun and allowed me to meet new people. Also, I had drinks after work with the team and interns throughout the internship. This allowed me to have a great work life balance as i was able to socialise with friends and watch/play in the agent volleyball match and cricket.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City
9th August 2019