Leander Bischof (he/him) – BA International Development, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Hi, my name is Leander and I work as a Process Improvement Intern. My role includes different projects to improve internal processes within Student Services. I love this role because it allows me to think creatively and contribute to positive changes that will benefit our students.
The first weeks have been amazing so far – time has flown. I had a really nice induction with free lunch and got to know all the other interns. We all get to sit in the same area so we can chat with each other. The team is really nice and I feel very welcome here. Especially my manager, Marie, is doing a fantastic job and I am learning so much from her every day.
I feel like in this internship our learning is highly valued, my manager always answers all my questions and allows me to participate in the professional development opportunities King’s offers for its staff. In my first weeks I have learned a lot about project management, from using Gantt Charts to leading meetings and using rota systems to assign shifts.
A big bonus for this summer internship is also that the office is air conditioned. This is amazing on hot summer days, even though sometimes the office is almost too cold. Overall, this internship has been amazing so far. 10/10, would recommend.
Dharshini Ramani (she/her) – MA Banking & Finance, King's Business School
Hello! My name is Dharshini Ramani, and I am interning as a Student Operations Intern with the Student Content Management team. My job is to make the content accessible and attractive for international students. I started the internship last month, and from then on, it's been a wonderful summer ride. It is so interesting to know what happens beyond the Student Services Reception desk.
Every day I learn something new that King's has to offer students. Apart from that, I love the way my line manager, Charlotte, supports my ideas and motivates me to explore more. I'm having fun collaborating with my fellow interns. We often spend time discussing our ideas together and also end up joking. The best thing about working in this team is that everyone treats everyone as their friend and you don't feel like working. I'm really looking forward to successfully bringing out a campaign for new international students.
Henry Kaplan (he/him) – BSc Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Hey, I'm Henry, the Enquiry Management Intern with Student Services Frontline. I'm mainly working on welcoming new students to King's and assisting the service help desks.
I was pretty surprised to get this role, especially since I'm so new to university and don't have a ton of experience. But it's been awesome from day one. The other interns, their managers, and especially my manager Linh are all super friendly and supportive. Linh is an ex-intern herself, so she really understands what it's like.
I've learned so much in such a short time, and I'm excited to learn even more. I've done a bit of everything, from writing job descriptions to creating QR code flashcards to writing email templates. But the most important thing to me has been the friends and connections I've made. Everyone I'm working with is so knowledgeable and engaging and it's been an amazing experience.
I'm really excited to continue working with Welcome to King's and learning more about Student Services. I'm also lucky enough to work on the Student Services help desks and with online inquiries. So, if you come to ask a question, I might be the one helping you! But the most exciting thing for me is being part of the managing and hiring of student ambassadors for Welcome to King's.
It's been a great experience so far, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.