I am an intern. Yes, I matter.

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I am an intern. Yes, I matter. No, I am not selfish. All I am saying is that you have to take pride in what you do. Otherwise, you might as well stay at home. Before the internship, I was an events and administrative assistant. The job I do is very similar, but we have to agree, “assistant” just sounds better, doesn’t it? Internships do have a bad reputation, though hopefully not for long. It’s just semantics, really. I also get asked whether I get paid. Duh, of course I do. Who could to afford to work for 9 months for free while living in London! The fact that people still ask me that, means there is a lot of work to be done to eradicate the unpaid internships. They are evil. Pure evil. Now that I got that out of my system (it was due), let me tell you what I have lately done at work. The last London Met FUTURE event was a workshop “How to become a business psychologist”. It was very nice to meet Nick Clench, our alumnus and to hear more about this pretty interesting part of psychology. Nick has his own blog where he shares best practise, that applies to anyone in a workplace, have a look. Then we had the FLSC Student Horizon Conference, for which I coached two students. It was a very rewarding experience to train the students and help them with their presentations. It was a student experience conference, which means many different topics were covered, from running societies to being a visually impaired student. All equally important, all equaly inspiring. You have had be ramble on and on about the student video diaries. THEY ARE FINALLY ONLINE! You have no idea how exciting that is! student video diaries university experience What’s next… Oh, tomorrow I am going to a “E-learning to support student development in science” workshop by Dr Sally Chappell, a lecturer in human molecular genetics at the University of Nottingham. It is all about enterprise education people. Not sure what it is and why it is important? Watch this video:

I am also helping out one of our psychology lecturers with a Work Psychology Careers Day, which will take place late April. Will keep you posted. Talking about events, did you know that there are 6 emotional phases of event management? Yeah, I didn’t think so. You might want to look that up. Finally, I am also helping my manager with Infinity Lecture Series. One lecture per school, so far we have two sorted: School of Human Sciences & School of Psychology. All welcome to attend. A very cool thing happened to me today. I got interviewed for the new staff magazine Met Connect by Larissa, our lovely PR intern. Not only she is a part of the same internship scheme like me, she also blogs. And guess what, she agreed to write a post for us as a guest blogger. Coming soon! Oh, you remembered I had a hyacinth in my office… I kinda hoped you wouldn’t. No, I no longer have it in my office. And could we please leave it at that? This blog post is a part of http://www.flscinterns.wordpress.com