PIPS student profile
Institute of Genetic Medicine Newcastle University International Centre for Life Central Parkway Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3BZ
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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 hoped to gain more understanding of the microscopes and also to understand how a commercial unit can work within a University.
Did you get the experience you were expecting and did you achieve the personal development you had hoped to make?
I developed the skills relating to microscope usage, however while I understood the basics I hoped to gain more of an understanding of how the unit works.
Did you discover anything about yourself or make any achievements that you were not expecting?
I discovered that I like teaching techniques and enjoyed the role as you are able to be a part of a lot of peoples projects across a broad range of fields.
Has the internship made you feel differently about potential career options and has it helped to put the skills from research into a broader context?
It has shown me how skills learnt during my PhD can be used in other careers. It has not made me feel different about potential career options.
I decided to spilt my internship into two sections, this one being 5 weeks long. I was hoping to use this internship to help me decide what sector I would like the next internship to be.