16 October 2018

Camilla learns on the job with funded internship

Camilla learns on the job with funded internship

A recent Abertay University graduate is carrying out an internship at Rossie Young People's Trust in Montrose thanks to funding from a partnership with Santander Universities.

BA (Hons) Business Management  graduate Camilla Carr is helping to build a new website for the organisation, which provides secure and residential care and education for young people in Scotland.

Camilla said she had gained a “deep understanding” about the service, working with marketing staff and graphic designers to gain experience in the role.

“I have learned a vast amount in the past few weeks, helping me put into practice what I have learned throughout my course at Abertay" - Camilla Carr

She added: “I have constructed site maps to make clear pathways for whoever enters the website, and I have presented these back to senior management and the CEO.

“I have also been involved in a variety of other projects such as creating small adverts, helping produce a ‘thank you’ card for the families of the young people who attended Rossie’s Fun Days, and even helping with some gardening.

“This internship has provided opportunities to learn more about marketing and its importance in business success.

“I have learned a vast amount in the past few weeks, helping me put into practice what I have learned throughout my course at Abertay.

“Everyone at Rossie has provided me with the support I need, but also the empowerment to take ownership of each task I am given.

“It’s been an extremely valuable and fulfilling experience.”

Camilla has been on visits to two of Rossie’s major partners, Scotland Excel in Paisley and law firm Gillespie MacAndrew in Edinburgh.

Along with two staff members, she also completed a “Social Media Savvy” course at Dundee and Angus College, in association with Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce.

Abertay University students benefit from a partnership with Santander aimed at supporting student entrepreneurship and academic and industrial placements.

Earlier this year the University set up the Santander Opportunities Fund, offering funding for work placements, conference travel and visits to partner universities. 

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