I Got Hired: Graduate Intern at The University of Liverpool

Posted on: 3 October 2022 by Richard Finch in Student experiences

Class of 2021 Psychology graduate Emma Ferris talks about her career after graduation.

How did you get to where you are now?

I’m currently employed as a Graduate Intern at The University of Liverpool. My previous role as Student Experience & Governance Assistant allowed me to develop useful connections with senior staff, which resulted in my current role being offered to me due to my previous success in the faculty.

Your favourite experience as part of your role?

The experience within the Human Anatomy Resource Centre was most valuable to me, with the department being restricted to the general public. Gaining behind-the-scene access has equipped me with rare knowledge & training into body donation, that I wouldn't have had access to otherwise.

The most challenging part of your graduate journey?

The sense of uncertainty once graduated can be pretty scary! There can be an expectation that we place on ourselves to automatically progress into our dream job. However, this is unlikely to be the case.

Top three tips for other students?

1 - Make use of the resources provided to you, whether from the Careers & Employability team in the Career Studio, or taking part in Knowhow sessions. There's no harm in getting involved! After all, you are paying for your experience.

2 - Ask for Help! If you're struggling with your studies, speak to a member of staff. It doesn't make you any less capable if you ask questions. The university is a big place, and I guarantee you won't be the only one who is finding a particular module difficult.

3 - Don't panic! There is no expectation for you to have your career set in stone once graduated. Graduate life involves a lot of trial & error. One thing you should NOT do, is compare your journey with fellow students. It's your life, your graduate journey.