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Greta Grigalevičiūtė

Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick

 

What have you gained from your internship?

What key skills do you feel you have developed?Ernestas

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I have developed my communication and flexibility skills. I got better understanding how fields of research and policy analysis works, which was completely new for me. I wanted to try myself in this area, so I found the answer and learnt some things about myself and got better understanding of what I want to do in my future. I also learnt an important lesson that organisational culture is one of the most important things that provides you motivation to do everything at your best. I am a person, who is really easy to distract, thus, I had to learn that, firstly, you have to set a little goal and only after completing it, you can get a reward by grabbing an apple, etc. I also improved my work ethic skills.

 

What made you happy about your internship?

 

I was really happy about the team and organisational culture. Personally,

Wednesdays were the best day of the week, because we all had a chance

to learn something new about each other (what is really important for me,

when you are together for 9 hours per day). Lina, Simonas, Agnė and Žilvinas

are those people that could be examples in my career path. Particularly, I

was really happy when I got some tasks where I had to demonstrate my creativity and problem-solving skills.

 

Suggestions for future interns

 

Probably, one of the most important thing is patience. You have to be really patient and attentive to details if you want submit the best-quality result. One of the most important I realised is that colleagues cannot guide every single step you do. You also have be open to innovations and new knowledge. I think, it is important to monitor and evaluate things that are happening around you if you want to get better insight in this area.