Please return to email@example.com Completing your Postgraduate Advantage Internship Now that you’ve completed your Postgraduate Advantage Internship, it’s important to take some time to look back on what you’ve done and achieved - completing this document will help you to do that. There are two parts: 1. A case study This is a description of the project, the work you undertook and the outcomes of the work you did. 2. A skills reflection and record This is a series of questions about you and what you have learned from the experience of the PAS Internship. As the graduate labour market becomes more competitive, employers look for potential new recruits who can offer more than a degree alone. Some employers, e.g. in engineering, law and medicine will require specific technical skills or knowledge. However for all jobs, including those with a strong technical content, employers want individuals who possess a much wider range of skills and personal attributes such as communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, problem-solving and team working abilities. These are known as transferable skills because no matter where you develop them (e.g. via a part-time job, internship or voluntary work) you can transfer and use them in any job you do, including graduate jobs. To impress future employers, it’s not enough just to have done work experience. You must be able to demonstrate that you have thought about your experience and show what you have learnt from it. All too often, applicants don’t pass the first stage of the recruitment process (application or CV) because they have not provided enough evidence about what skills and attributes they have developed as a result of their experience. Your Skills Reflection will: help you think about your transferable skills in a way which will enable you to communicate them clearly to employers during the application process act as a handy reminder of the above when you make applications (for jobs or courses) in the future provide a useful resource to show your tutor and other contacts, when you ask them to write references for you. Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org Name: Click here to enter text. Email:Click here to enter text. Name of host organisation: Click here to enter text. Job title of your internship position:Click here to enter text. Part One: Case Study of your Postgraduate Advantage Internship Please describe your internship experience. This should be approximately 500 words in length and include information about the organisation, your project within the organisation and what you achieved. Click here to enter text. Part Two: Skills Reflection Please answer each of the following questions as honestly as you can. 1. What were the objectives that you set for your internship, or what were you hoping to gain from it? List them below: Click here to enter text. 2. To what extent have you achieved your objectives or fulfilled your hopes? If things turned out differently on your internship, what did you learn instead? Click here to enter text. 3. Have you been offered a job or encouraged to apply for one with your Postgraduate Advantage internship organisation? Click here to enter text. Please return to email@example.com 4. Skills for your next steps – we hope that you developed a whole range of skills during your Postgraduate Advantage internship that will prepare you for your next steps. In this section, reflect on at least four skills that you have developed as a result of completing your internship. An example skills reflection is included in the appendix. To get you started, some of the skills that you might reflect on are: Commercial awareness Communication skills (written and oral) Confidence and assertiveness Creativity and initiative Decision making Drive and determination Enthusiasm and willingness to learn Flexibility and adaptability Initiative and motivation Interpersonal skills Leadership Negotiation skills Networking Numeracy and IT / computer literacy Planning, organising and time management Pro-activity and commitment Problem solving Self-management Teamwork Research Click here to enter text. 5. Finally, we would love to talk to you to find out more about your Postgraduate Advantage internship. If you would be willing to be contacted, please give your contact details here: Name: Click here to enter text. Home email address: Click here to enter text. Telephone number: Click here to enter text.