Previous bursary holders describe how they found their work-based experience.
“I got this experience by identifying magazines I’m passionate about and contacting their editors – this approach had been suggested to me by someone in the year above. I sent about 20 speculative emails and received 4 responses.” 2nd year BASc student
“I got some experience with this company last year by applying through UCL Careers – then I carried on doing some part time work with them for a couple of months during term time and this time I just contacted the organisation to ask for full time work during the Summer. Because I already had a good relationship with them I didn’t have to have an interview.” 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student
“I wanted experience in a charity working in a field that interested me so I looked for relevant charities that say on their website they welcome people to approach them about volunteering opportunities. I put in a speculative application and they then discussed with me what kind of work I would like to do.” 3rd year Psychology student
“This was a volunteering opportunity that I originally became involved with as part of my course at UCL and then continued to be part of during the years that followed.” 5th year Medical student
- Cultural Insights and Strategy Consultancy
“I applied for this opportunity speculatively and asked if there was an internship opportunity available. I then had a phone interview and was later told they were happy to take me on as an intern.” 3rd year Psychology student