Industry experience doesn’t and shouldn't end in the classroom. It’s important to get real experience, that’s why we guarantee at least one internship if you’re a full-time undergraduate student within Pearson Business School (subject to academic performance). To date, our students have completed internships at companies like Direct Line Group, The Financial Times, Salesforce, Magnet.me, Pearson and Satalia, to name just a few.
Internships are a great way to boost your CV, explore your career options, build industry connections and put what you’ve learnt into practice. But don’t just take our word for it, here's what our students think...
"My summer internship took place at Magnet.me, a start-up from the Netherlands that was launching into the UK market, their offices were in one of the biggest co-working spaces in London – WeWork Moorgate – so the networking potential was endless! My main role was to be the Business Development Officer and help make sure that we had as many companies on board in the UK as possible. It was quite unique for me because I was working closely with the CEO and the UK Country Manager. For me, there was nothing better than being thrown into the deep end of a growing business and experiencing it all coming together. It showed me that it is possible to have a lot of fun and do a lot of work at the same time."
Tino Chakadonha, Magnet Me
"I was part of a team of first year students who were successful in securing a week’s internship with Salesforce. We worked on a project together, creating a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Survival Guide. The guide is now available to all Salesforce employees and their clients and has been translated into six different languages! It was amazing being immersed in this environment and observing life in their London headquarters. This internship has definitely improved my future career prospects, from the skills I developed, the people I met and just becoming more aware of what it is like to work in an office environment."
Sophie Preece, Salesforce
"I was offered the fantastic opportunity tocomplete an eight-week internship at Direct Line Group’s Head Office in London. I worked in Innovation within the Marketing Department, which proved to be a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience and exposure to a number of different business units. In addition, I also had the opportunity to attend various external conferences and meetings (including a Google conference), which were all extremely interesting, and a fantastic way of networking. I could not have asked for a more rewarding internship opportunity. I am in no doubt that what I learnt during my internship will greatly improve my future career prospects."
David Porter, Direct Line Group
"I completed a three week internship at Pearson English. It is a division of Pearson PLC which provides English language learning resources and tools. Pearson English has recently rebranded itself so it was a very exciting time for me to start my internship; in the midst of a big change. During my time there I worked in HR at three locations which provided me with a lot of variety. I was motivated by the responsibility I was given and I really felt as if I was making a difference with the work I was doing. I feel as if I am one step further to being ready to leave university with the knowledge and experience I need."
Fiona Cowley, Pearson English