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Sometimes the work was interesting, other times it was extremely monotonous
The other intern was a great friend. But while the partner said I was a valued part of the team, I never really felt like that.
I was often told to be a self-starter or to use my imagination rather than being given real guidance. There was no formal training given.
I usually made my own work to do when there was not a lot going on, some clients had monitoring that needed to be done every day so there was always something to be done but sometimes I finished all the valuable work quite early. Other times I was called upon to do research which kept me until late at night.
My work was used for client meetings, in meetings with European Commission officials and internally with other partners.
I definitely learned a lot, even if a lot of it was self-taught.
Myself and one other intern had a good time together but no one else really socialised with us.
There was no formal training and it all felt a bit disjointed, it was up to me to carve out a space for myself and establish a workstream.
Above 25 days holiday
I might be able to look for a job at the London office, but I would need to get a masters degree before looking into positions in continental Europe.
The other intern is a very good friend of mine but the attitude of the office generally was quite cold and unwelcoming.
I paid 560 euros per month for a studio in a house within walking distance.
the nightlife in Brussels was good, different from the UK because it's more about bars than clubs, but we always had a lot of fun.
There was quite an exclusiveness about activities outside of work, interns were not very welcome.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, E-Business, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Legal/Law, Market Research
14th July 2013