Twelve undergraduate students complete their "Aberdeen Internships" at the University today (Friday 28 August).
The Aberdeen Internship initiative is coordinated and supported by the Careers Service, and promotes student employability through structured summer placements in professional support services within the University.
Students have been working in a range of departments, including the Centre for Academic Development, Policy Planning and Governance, as well as Schools and Colleges, looking at diverse projects including International Careers Opportunities, Student Engagement and the Gaelic Language Plan.
An integrated professional development programme, delivered as "Lunch and Learn" seminars, enabled the Interns to develop the University’s Aberdeen Graduate Attributes, with a key emphasis on communication and presentation skills.
The Interns presented a summary of their work in oral and poster presentations, to an audience of University staff on 27 August 2015, with awards for "Best Poster" and "Highly Commended" poster being awarded by Caroline Inglis to Ana Ciocarlan (Educational Developer Intern, CAD) and Rebecca Lindsay (Student Engagement and Employability Assistant, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy).
For more information about the Aberdeen Internship, please contact Rhona Gibson, Work Placement Officer, Careers Service (firstname.lastname@example.org).