As a first year psychology student, I found it extremely hard for me to find an internship, left alone a degree-related one, since there is so few out there. When I was desperately searching, I came across BirminghamUndergraduate Internship Programme (BUIP) on the Careers Network work experience website. I was surprised but excited by the fact that it was campus-based, paid, and most importantly, open to first year students.
Coming from China, I didn’t really know much about the British higher education system, so I thought, why not gave it a try? With slim hope but huge curiosity, I applied for four of the eleven positions and eventually got the chance to work for Careers Network as an International Employer Liaison Assistant (Hong Kong and Singapore).