Luisa Siegel: Business internship programme review and rating.

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In 2018, Luisa (from Germany) completed a 5 week internship programme with Bridging Gaps in the amazing city of Cape Town, South Africa. The primary career area of Luisa's internship programme was Business.

SUMMARY

Overview of Luisa's internship programme:

Year:
2018
Duration:
5
weeks
Location:
South Africa
Prog Choice:
CareerFocus:
Entrepreneurship
Nationality:
Status:
Undergraduate
Institute:
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Luisa's detailed ratings

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Here's how Luisa rated the different aspects of her Business internship programme.

Overall Rating: /10
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Luisa's detailed review of her experience.

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

Just to get some work experience and to see a new country.

What kind of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I was looking to learn more about the economy of South Africa.

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

I learned a lot! It was more than what I expected. I got to do many things.

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

Yeah, I had to work more independently than what I thought. They gave me the space to decide how to do my projects in to do it in my own time. But if I ever had a question they were more than happy to answer and were always available to help me in any way.

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Yea! They gave me many projects to get on with.

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

Yeah. I guess so. It was very applied work. It was similar to what I am studying, but I also got to apply what I’ve learned.

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

Yeah definitely. They gave me tasks and projects for their future tings. They will use what I’ve done in the future.

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

Yeah, definitely! The working culture is different.

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

Nothing Really. I wasn’t sure how much I’d gain from this internship

What do you think about those fears now?

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 with Bridging Gaps?

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

Yes, its one of my favourite places to visit. Its very pretty.

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

My placement was really easy, I was surprised how well it went. Lucie was good! She gave me all the information and I could always talk to her.

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

It was good. Everyone was always available if I need them.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

I got exactly what I wanted. The communication is really clear and its organised really well.

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

My placement was really easy, I was surprised how well it went. Lucie was good! She gave me all the information and I could always talk to her.

Would you recommend pursuing in with us to other people?

Yeah definitely, going through bridging gaps made things very easy, they took me to work on my first day, the housing was good and getting to work was all good.

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

If would be great if you could put the other costs on the site. Like the accommodation and other things so that we know what the real price is. I would have applied much sooner if I knew what the other costs were.

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

I think it was the cheapest price I could find.

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

It was definitely good. I wish I had more time to stay. I would recommend that people stay longer!

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

Yeah definitely the life here is cheap and you get a lot out of this. It is definitely worth it.

Anything else you would like to add?

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