Getting the most out of your internship


You’re coming up to that stage in your studies. You’ve developed an assignment schedule and are settling into a study routine, but then you find yourself wondering what it will really be like to work in the industry — and if you’ve even chosen the right career path. That’s where internships come in and you start to ask questions such as…

  • Are internships necessary for all industries?
  • How long should I intern?
  • Should I really be working for free?
  • Will it get me a foot in the professional door?
  • Internship Tips

Career expert Michelle Gibbings answers these questions and explains how internships are the practical side of tertiary learning…

Full article – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship



Marketing internships and the skills you need…

Are you thinking of doing a marketing internship? The marketing industry is all about people – you will always be focussed on your customers, your clients, your work colleagues and your employers. The purpose of an internship is for you to learn as many professional skills as you can under guided supervision. There is going to be a lot for you to learn, so in order to make the most out of your internship and put your best foot forward in your chosen company, here are some tips to take with you: Read full article ‘Marketing Internships – Skills you need’




Are you a star coder or artist? Enter Rising Star and you could win an internship


If you’re passionate about Code, Character Art, Environment Art (incl. object; vehicle, weapon etc.), VFX, Animation, you should enter the Rising Star competition and you would win an internship. Applications are now open to students who are not in their final year. (Final year students should see the Search for a Star competition.)

The Sumo Digital Rising Star competition is a variant of our main Search For A Star competition, specifically designed for students who are not yet in their final year. The structure follows the same process and timeline as the Search For A Star competition, but with all entrants judged as a separate group.

Prizes for finalists include amazing prize packages from our sponsors, with the grand prize for the winner being a guaranteed interview for an internship with Sumo Digital, one of the largest independent studios in the UK, developers of LittleBigPlanet 3 and currently working on projects including Crackdown 3 & Dead Island 2. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience at one of the top UK games studios.

As with Search For A Star, the three stages of the competition have been deliberately designed by industry experts to mirror a typical recruitment process within the games industry, while also giving the students a chance to publish either their own video game or art assets!

Find out more about both competitions.


Landing Your Dream Internship

How I landed my dream internship

There’s so much advice out there for getting work experience that sometimes you can’t keep up!

Media Studies student, Rabiah Damji is a Marketing Intern at Twitter and has some useful tips, tactics and techniques for landing your dream internship. Whether you’re looking for a placement, internship or work experience this is great advice to consider from a fellow student.

Read the full article How I Landed My Dream Internship