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Summer internships for engineers

Hello everyone! Over the summer I had a 12 week internship so I thought I would share some tips with you.

  • Start early

I know this is just the first week of the University year but it is never too early to start getting prepared. Look for companies that you are interested in and see what kind of internships they provide. Most job offers will be available starting November but it is better if you know what options you have. University of Sheffield organizes the Engineering Graduate Recruitment & Placement Fair on 17th October where over 60 organisations will take part in. You have the chance to meet and talk to various employers and find out more about their offers and expectations.


  • Getting your CV ready

Writing your CV in the proper way for the first time can be a bit difficult. Look online for examples of CVs and see what suits your needs best. The Careers Service has some tips on how to make a good impression with your CV. You can check this on their website here.  If you want to get your CV checked by someone, you can book an individual appointment at the Careers Service and they can give you more advice.


  • Study for the interview

If you will be called for an interview, there is a big chance you will be asked some technical questions. Depending on the type of role you are applying for, the topics of the questions can vary. Researching the company is a good way to find out what kind of questions you can expect. If it is a bigger company you might find past interview questions online.

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  • Don’t give up

Applying for an internship for the first time isn’t always easy. Some employers might look for some more experienced students that have more knowledge about the role. If your first few applications are rejected, don’t panic! Apply for as many jobs as you can and don’t be discouraged by rejection. One good idea is to look for smaller companies. Even though they are not very famous, they provide the perfect environment to start your engineering career.


The application process might differ from company to company (e.g. various tests, number of on-site interviews) but if you prepare well beforehand, you will be successful!

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Starting a new society

Hello there! This is Stefana with some tips on how to start a society! If you couldn’t find a society that suits your interests you can take your passion to the next level and start your own society!

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First, you will have to read the application criteria on the Students Union website and make sure that your society follows the guidelines. There are some types of activities that aren’t allowed such as sports or high risk activities. Also, you need to make sure that your interest isn’t already represented by another society.

The next step is completing an online application. The application form will be available starting September. One of the questions asks you how is your proposed society different from the existing ones.

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After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Societies Committee. If it is approved, you will be contacted by the Student Groups Administrator and you will have to complete 3 documents: A Society Constitution, Committee Details Part A and Committee Details Part B (one per each member of the committee).

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And that is everything! You can check the Students Union website for more detailed information on this.

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A bit about me

Hello everyone! My name is Stefana and I am a new Intern here at 301. I am a second year Computer Science student so I spend most of my time in front of a computer. You will see me behind the reception desk starting September. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.

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This past academic year I was a Student Associate for Learning and Teaching working on improving Internationalisation in the Engineering Faculty. Our final project was starting a new society called Engineering Everything. The society will have events such as workshops, cross departmental projects, industry talks and also some fun events such as quizzes and competitions.

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I am also part of the KPop Dance Society. We meet once a week during term time and learn a new dance together. Our performance team did some amazing dance covers that you can check out on our Youtube channel.

Thank you for reading and I hope I will see you soon at 301!