Jack's Cape Town Internship Review

    Advertising, Marketing and Communications  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


Really good! I felt like if I ever needed information or help with anything I could contact you at any time. I appreciated how you always checked up on how I was doing at work and how I was settling in. It never felt like I arrived here and then was just forgotten about. You were a part of my Cape Town experience!

Really good! I felt like if I ever needed information or help with anything I could contact you at any time. I appreciated how you always checked up on how I was doing at work and how I was settling in. It never felt like I arrived here and then was just forgotten about. You were a part of my Cape Town experience!

Really good! I felt like if I ever needed information or help with anything I could contact you at any time. I appreciated how you always checked up on how I was doing at work and how I was settling in. It never felt like I arrived here and then was just forgotten about. You were a part of my Cape Town experience!

— Jack
Advertising, Marketing and Communications internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Jack McCallum

Jack McCallum

Advertising, Marketing and Communications Internship

Jack McCallum is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in Marketing at Aston University. Jack came to Cape Town in March 2019 for a 12 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Digital Marketing

Jack's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:Aston University
Course:History & Politics
Internship Area(s):Advertising, Marketing and Communications  
InternshipFocus Options:Digital Marketing, Social Media Management, Communications
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:12 weeks

Jack McCallum

Advertising, Marketing and Communications Internship

Jack McCallum is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in Marketing at Aston University. Jack came to Cape Town in March 2019 for a 12 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Digital Marketing

Jack's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:Aston University
Course:History & Politics
Internship Area(s):Advertising, Marketing and Communications  
InternshipFocus Options:Digital Marketing, Social Media Management, Communications
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:12 weeks

"My Cape Town experience"

Jack's Review from Go Abroad | June 19, 2019

I had an incredible time with both Bridging Gaps and my host company. I really enjoyed working at the company, the biggest thing regarding my internship was I wanted to be a significant part of the team. I was given lots of responsibilities and will leave knowing I was actually able to help the company whilst also being given a chance to develop and learn myself. Cape Town itself is an incredible city and somewhere I will definitely be coming back to as there’s still so much I can do and have made some great friends whilst here. I will miss Cape Town and cannot wait until I get the chance to come back! Thank you Bridging Gaps!

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Advertising, Marketing and Communications Cape Town Internship Review by Jack McCallum, Aston University (UK)

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internship placement experience

Advertising, Marketing and Communications Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I came to do a marketing internship. I wanted to be part of a company and team.

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Yes, I’d say so. Although I have studied marketing, it was good to get some first-hand experience with the social media side of things, and stuff I’ve never actually done on my own.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Definitely! Not only in work but even just working in a new country within a new culture, I feel like these skills will help me greatly back home!

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Yeah definitely! I got to work on a project and then see the benefits the company got from it fairly quickly.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

What were your reasons for wanting to come to Cape Town to do an internship?

A big part of coming here for me was to experience a different culture. I felt like Cape Town would be a completely new and different experience.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Did you receive sufficient levels of supervision and guidance from your colleagues at your host organisation?

Yeah definitely. My supervisor took good care of me, she checked in on me at least once or twice a week. If I was working on a different project with other team members, she often checked in to see how I was doing and if I needed anything.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Yeah! So a big part of what I did at my host company was their social media. I got to handle most of this and I also got to help with other projects if other teams needed an extra hand!

It's an incredible place. There aren't many places in the world where you got mountains, ocean and city life all so close together. Everything you could want to do is all right here in one place.

- Jack

It's an incredible place. There aren't many places in the world where you got mountains, ocean and city life all so close together. Everything you could want to do is all right here in one place.

- Jack

It's an incredible place. There aren't many places in the world where you got mountains, ocean and city life all so close together. Everything you could want to do is all right here in one place.

- Jack

It's an incredible place. There aren't many places in the world where you got mountains, ocean and city life all so close together. Everything you could want to do is all right here in one place.

- Jack
 

Cape Town experience

Jack's Experience of Cape Town

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

So I feel like there’s this perception that Cape Town is a very dangerous place, and that you can’t go anywhere without being really careful and so I was mostly worried about safety. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get out much or walk on my own or anything.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

It wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. I felt very comfortable walking around and getting around the city.

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

It’s an incredible place. There aren’t many places in the world where you got mountains, ocean and city life all so close together. Everything you could want to do is all right here in one place.

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

Would you recommend Cape Town as a worthwhile and enjoyable place to visit?

Yeah definitely! There’s just so much stuff to do.

 

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

- Jack

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

- Jack

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

- Jack

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

- Jack

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

- Jack

Bridging Gap's service

Jack's Review of Our Internship Programme & Services

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

I applied quite late for this program, but it didn’t seem like a problem. Luigi and Lucie always kept me up to date with where I was in the application process! There was constant communication and I always knew what I needed to do next, so it was very good.

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

Really good! I felt like if I ever needed information or help with anything I could contact you at any time. I appreciated how you always checked up on how I was doing at work and how I was settling in. It never felt like I arrived here and then was just forgotten about. You were a part of my Cape Town experience!

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

I think the social events were the best. Like going out with all the other Bridging Gaps interns to do wine tastings and tours or just exploring! The dinners were also really nice!

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Yeah definitely! The job you secured for me was great, you were always very helpful, and the social and support was good, so I would definitely recommend Bridging Gaps!

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

I never had a problem!

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Before you applied, how did you feel about the programme fees?

I think it’s a good price for all the service you get. I also feel like there were interns I met from different companies who paid much more than me.

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