Stella Flemmy, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, internship
Stella was already active in Accounting and Finance student
societies on campus, which ran meet-up days with staff from different companies
who came to talk about their specific roles. These societies also invited staff
from recruitment agencies to give talks on the things graduates need to know
when looking for jobs upon graduation.
Clearly keen to maximise every opportunity that came
her way, Stella jumped at the chance to apply for an internship at LSBU
following a presentation to her class by a member of the Employability team.
She says the highlight of her time at LSBU so far has been this internship with
LSBU's Finance department.
"During my internship, I worked in Procurement,
Accounts Payable, Financial Accounting and Financial Planning and Reporting and
Enterprise. The rotations were very helpful. This helped me to determine what
aspect of finance suits my skill set and strengths.
Stella sees the most valuable aspects of the
internship to be the Development Days for Excel skills and Presentation skills.
"The Excel training allowed us to refresh some of
the techniques that we hadn't frequently used in Excel. The Presentation Skills
training was an amazing way to bolster our confidence."
"I would definitely recommend other students to
apply for these internships as I have gained lots of professional experience.
It gave me the opportunity to meet members of staff in senior positions that I
would never have otherwise met, and I was able to understand the roles they are
currently carrying out all of this was great for my confidence. My internship
will make a huge difference to my CV when I graduate."