The Internship Programme: A guide to communicating with people at work

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The Internship Programme: A guide to communicating with people at work

The Internship Programme makes it possible for vocational students in Europe to do an internship in London or Dublin as part of EU venture Erasmus+. One of the most common struggles our work experience students face upon arrival is understanding the importance of good communication. Perhaps you are one of them? To prepare for your challenging internship, we have put together ten communication guidelines that will help you make the most of your stay. 

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Student of the month: Andrea Gula

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Student of the month: Andrea Gula

We recently received an email from one of the supervisors at Your Travel Family, a tour company based in London, who thanked us - in capital letters - for placing one of our students with them. Her name is Andrea Gula and on the back of the nice feedback we decided to make her our Student of the Month!  

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The 5 strangest mythological creatures of Ireland

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The 5 strangest mythological creatures of Ireland

ADC College is now organising internship projects in Dublin! So perhaps it is time to scrub up on your cultural knowledge of Ireland? Meet some of the Emerald Isle's most famous mythological creatures, from a wailing woman who can predict the deaths of the future to a patch of grass that will make your stomach rumble... 

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Student of the month: Lucia Bajakova

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Student of the month: Lucia Bajakova

Say hello to our new Student of the Month: Lucia Bajakova! The 18-year-old first set foot in London a few weeks ago and impressed us with her positive attitude and energy while working at the Special Yoga Foundation. We spoke to her about taking the first steps into adulthood and learning to trust your own abilities. 

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A guide to Dublin

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A guide to Dublin

Since the start of this year, ADC Collage has extended the Internship Programme to the Irish capital of Dublin. Great news, right? Here are six sites you simply can't miss.

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12 steps to your first day at work

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12 steps to your first day at work

During the Internship Programme, vocational students from all over Europe have the opportunity to gain work experience in a London or Dublin organisation. Our placements range from nurseries and care homes to travel agencies and IT businesses. Sounds amazing, right? But plenty of our students are also anxious and worried they might make a bad impression - I mean, who wouldn't? So we have put together a step-by-step guide to what your first day might look like and how you can make the most of it. 

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6 things you realise when you move abroad

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6 things you realise when you move abroad

Has the thought of moving abroad ever crossed your mind? After participating in the Internship Programme, many of our students get the taste for working and living abroad and decide to take the leap and move somewhere new. But what is it like to build a life in another country? Check out our list of 6 life lessons every emigrant can identify with.

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Student of the month: Gökai Aktan

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Student of the month: Gökai Aktan

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from one of our work placement partner about a particular hardworking student. His name is Gökai Aktan and he is a 19-year-old economics student from Germany who recently concluded the Internship Programme. Say hello to our new Student of the Month!

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How to start a blog and boost your CV

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How to start a blog and boost your CV

As a young soon-to-be graduate, there are fun and creative ways in which you can boost your CV and learn about your industry outside of school. Blogging is one of the most visual and immediate ways in which you can showcase your passion and ambition. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful blog.

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Student of the Month: Marilena Goldenbaum

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Student of the Month: Marilena Goldenbaum

We were spellbound by Marilena Goldenbaum's enthusiasm when she stepped into our mentoring seminar a few weeks ago. The 21-year-old business student from Germany was thrilled to be in London with the Internship Programme and we were equally thrilled to have her with us. Here, she talks about her experiences and what made her fall in love with London.

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6 London secrets you are dying to discover

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6 London secrets you are dying to discover

Would you like to stumble upon a luscious garden in the middle of the business district? Or experiencing live music performances in a stranger’s living room? We have listed six secrets that will turn your London visit into something truly special.

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Student of the Month: Laura Smolders

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Student of the Month: Laura Smolders

Introducing our new Student of the Month, Laura Smolders! She is an 18-year-old Beauty Therapy student from Belgium who journeyed to London with our Internship Programme back in March to do work experience at WW Hair and Beauty Spa.

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Student of the month: Shirley de Jonge

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Student of the month: Shirley de Jonge

We're so proud to introduce our new Student of the Month, Shirley de Jonge! She enrolled with the Internship Programme back in February and is currently undertaking work experience at Mapledown School in London, a secondary school for children and young people with disabilities.

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Students of the Month: Patrik Németh and Tomáš Kender

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Students of the Month: Patrik Németh and Tomáš Kender

Patrik Németh and Tomáš Kender undertook three weeks of work experience at AbilityNet and were praised by their supervisor for showing great initiative and skill. So we chose to interview both of them for Student of the Month! Here, they talk about their experience and what the time in London taught them about life, work and reaching for the unknown. 

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

Carina Machovicz, Vanessa Krainz and Denise Lienhard are three enthusiastic child care students who came to London with the Internship Programme in the beginning of this year. Here they recount their two week-long work experience period at Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children's Centre and Christchurch Kindergarten, Edgware. They attend BAKIP St. Christiana in the small town of Frohsdorf in eastern Austria. 

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