Hi! Welcome to my first blog post of the year. The excitement is tangible. You join me on a train to London, where I’m about to start an internship at IHR Digital (a company which creates databases online for historians to use) just before term starts. I’ll be talking about my experiences here, but also stuff to do with uni, so don’t worry there will be relatable content.
I’m really excited to start – IHR create databases that everybody uses in their work, and I’ll be working on the next one! (I’m enthusiastic about my subject, leave me be). I really enjoyed my last internship, so I’ll keep you up to date about what this one holds.
I landed this internship through the university. This is my second one since I’ve been a student, so I think I’m a pretty good example of how good Leicester is at furthering your career. My first internship was at a publishing company based in Leicester over last summer, which I applied for through the Career Development Service at uni. They have some really useful connections, and a brilliant support system, so I’d highly recommend applying through them, and signing up for all their schemes. Although the job I’m about to start isn’t paid, all the internships through the CDS are, which is great if you can’t afford anything voluntary.
In regards to the job I’m about to start, I was approached by the History department itself, which has connections to IHR. Every part of the application process was done at the uni, which saved everyone travelling down to London for an interview.
In my next post, I’ll be giving you some of my tips about how to deal with the social side of starting uni, for both freshers and returning students, so I’ll update you next week.