PIPS student profile
Institute of Integrative Biology Biosciences Building University of Liverpool Crown Street Liverpool L69 7ZB
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When deciding on your internship, what did you want to experience and what did you hope to gain from that experience?
I wanted to see what the differences were between working in industry and academia. I wanted to gain insight into where I wanted to go with my career.
Did you get the experience you were expecting and did you achieve the personal development you had hoped to make?
Indeed. I saw a large difference between academia and industry and felt I fitted in with the working environment well and learned how to work as a part of a team as opposed to focusing solely on my own research.
Did you discover anything about yourself or make any achievements that you were not expecting?
Yes. I work well with people and do well within a business orientated atmosphere.
I did very much enjoy the placement and can see its value as it gives a different perspective from the academic environment.