IBM and MyKindaFuture recently visited Eastleigh College students to highlight the range of opportunities open to them when they finish their Level 3 qualifications.
The interactive session saw students from Art, Business Administration, Computer Science and Creative Media engage with the global employer and learn about the progression opportunities, including the IBM Futures Scheme, a paid internship exclusive for students studying Level 3 qualifications. The students were also given an insight into what a career in the technology sector could involve, and completed tasks which encouraged them to think outside the box and be creative, like they would need to do so in the industry.
Katie, who is a Level 3 Art student who attended the session is now keen to apply for the internship. She explains, “It’s a great opportunity to boost my skillset and CV, and it’s highlighted the range opportunities open to me when I leave College.”
During the session, the students met current interns who highlighted their positive experiences. Kate, an intern at IBM explains, “IBM is a huge company with a large mark on the world, and to be able to contribute to this is very rewarding. It’s an invaluable experience and looks great on your CV. I’d definitely recommend it.”
Trudy Mckenzie, Careers Advisor at Eastleigh College comments on the session, “It was great to have IBM come in to talk to some of our students about the opportunities available to them. This kind of employer engagement can really inspire our students and enables them to gather useful information which supports them in making informed choices for the future.
To find out about how the College prepares students for their next steps, visit the Student Support webpage.
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