Chloe Astin: Event Management internship programme review and rating.

In 2017, Chloe completed an 4 week internship programme with Bridging Gaps in the amazing city of Cape Town, South Africa. The primary career area of Chloe's internship programme was Event Management.


Overview of Chloe's internship programme:

South Africa
Prog Choice:
Post Graduate
Aston University

Chloe's detailed ratings

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Here's how Chloe rated the different aspects of her Event Management internship programme.

Overall Rating: 10/10

Chloe's detailed review of her experience.

Placement & programme experience
Location experience
Bridging Gaps' services & support experience
Placement & Programme
What were your reasons for wanting to complete in ?

What kind of internship experience were you initially looking for?

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience? ?

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

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

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

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

Overall, was this international internship a worthwhile experience that will help you achieve your career goals?

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

What do you think about those fears now?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of with Bridging Gaps?

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

Service & Support
Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently? E.g. placement search, communications, mentoring?

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

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently? E.g. placement search, communications, mentoring?

Would you recommend pursuing in with us to other people?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

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

Having completed your placement and had the experiences you've have, what do you think about the fees now?

What would you say to someone that is considering an internship here but is concerned about the fees?

Anything else you would like to add?

My experience of Bridging Gaps was fantastic from start to finish.  My trip to Cape Town exceeded all expectations and this is down to the local programme coordinators. Right from the initial enquiry they were nothing but professional and friendly. Prior to my arrival they helped me arrange everything from my visa to accommodation and the 'Events Management Internship' they handpicked for me was a huge success and has helped me kickstart my career. I met some fantastic people at work and it gave me the confidence and experience I needed to get a job on my return to London.

The programme coordinators also helped me get my bearings of Cape Town, informed me of the extensive activities the city offers and also gave me those little gems of knowledge that no guide book can provide. I felt like a local in a matter of hours! They introduced me to wonderful people, both locals and other interns and set up lots of social opportunities to meet new people.

Cape Town is by far my favourite city in the world and I cannot wait to return. Thank you Bridging Gaps for all your help and for giving me an adventure of a lifetime!


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Event Management Internship Programmes

Spend time in one of Cape Town’s most innovative and vibrant event management companies and add impressive international work experience to your CV! Our event management internships give you the opportunity to use your creativity to contribute to the seamless delivery of inspiring events, network with influential people and build a professional portfolio of work.

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