Check in with Aaliya: Graphic Design Student

Aaliya tells us about her experience living in the UK and what she got up to in her marketing internship.

Meet our lovely Intern in Britain intern, Aaliya! She's had an awesome experience interning in London. Let's see what she has to say about her internship and the entire BUNAC process...

Why did you decide to intern in Britain?

I went to university in London, specifically Central St. Martins, and fell in love with the city. I wasn’t ready to leave!

What was your role on your placed internship?

Having completed a degree in graphic design, I knew that I wanted to enter the digital world. My role involved a variety of aspects ranging from governing the social media to assisting the marketing team with daily tasks.

Did you meet anyone worthwhile along the way (professionally)- if so, who?

My mentor on the internship, Anthony, was massive help for me. He showed me the ropes around the company and has taught me invaluable skills that will be essential if I want to progress in my industry.

How did you find the application process?

Thanks to the Intern in Britain team at BUNAC, the application process was so smooth and easy. They were always there for me whenever I had any questions, great customer service!

What was your favourite experience from living in London?

The office environment I worked in suited me down to the ground! It was nice and casual, and everyone was super nice. We frequently went for work drinks at the ‘Long Arm’ Pub, recommend the burgers in that place.

What would you recommend to any future interns going to London?

I recommend going straight to the Intern in Britain team, they’re helped me out so much. Don’t apply at the very last minute, as accommodating as BUNAC are, it was quite a stressful experience trying to turn everything round in one month! Make sure you go in with a sharp CV and portfolio and be open minded to the types of internships BUNAC can find you, London has so much to offer!

Interested in jumping across the pond and completing your own internship abroad? Get in touch with our team who are on hand to help with the process.

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