PIPS student profile
Rosemary April Dalton
PIPS Internship Organisation Name
High Force Research
When deciding on your internship, what did you want to experience and what did you hope to gain from that experience?
I wanted to experience science in industry and broaden my skillset during my PhD
Did you get the experience you were expecting and did you achieve the personal development you had hoped to make?
I learned a lot about how an SME works, I interacted with clients and worked on important projects with tight deadlines. I have become more confident and sure of myself and what I would like to do in the future.
Did you discover anything about yourself or make any achievements that you were not expecting?
I realised I am quick to pick things up and apply my current knowledge of science to new situations and I am good at working under pressure.
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?
I think the placement has been imperative to my understanding of life outside of academia and is a really good opportunity to get a taste of alternative career avenues. It was a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend it enough.