Hiya. I am Arinola Lawal, and I am one of the incoming 2018/19 301 interns! In this blogpost, I will tell you a little bit about myself and some of my reasons for applying to be a 301 intern.
Arinola, pronounced ahrin-uh-lah, probably does not seem like an English name because it is not. I am an international student from the South Western part of Nigeria. I grew up in Lagos, pronounced lay-gos not lah-gos as Hollywood sometimes assumes. I am currently on my year in industry with IBM in Manchester and will return to university in September for my final year.
Having lived in Manchester for the past year, I realised how much I took for granted about Sheffield and how much it has become my home away from home – however cliché that sounds. I miss walking from one end of campus to the other and then to the city centre. Dare I say I even miss the hilly nature of Sheffield.
I enjoy reading crime and creative non-fiction, watching copious amounts of TV and imagining the many places I will travel to even though I can’t really afford to yet. I also enjoy sharing my experiences as a student with other students and look forward to blogging about how the services 301 offers can help you in your student journey. So, keep your eyes peeled!
Apart from the very decent hours of work that the 301 internship offers (4 or 6 per week), I also applied because interacting more with students and staff sounds great and I would love to assist with the 301 workshops that take place throughout term time. I am very excited to start welcoming you all in September so please drop by even if you just want to ask questions. We are very happy to help!