Friday, 9 March 2012

Graduate Intern - Alumni & Development

University of Wolverhampton - Careers and Employment Centre (CEC)
Graduate Intern - Alumni & Development

Closing date
Salary info
Approx £250.00 per week
The University is seeking to support one of our own recent graduates on an internship programme designed to bring the benefits of the graduate’s skills and experiences to the University’s Alumni and Development Office in its aim to re-engage with the wider graduate community. The postholder will be based at the City Campus (MX Building).
The Alumni and Development Office undertakes a wide range of activities to engage with the alumni community, including printed and digital communications, events, volunteering schemes and the provision of off-campus services. The internship will allow the graduate to develop a variety of CV enhancing skills while also offering the Alumni and Development team insight into the alumni community through the eyes of one of its members.
We are looking for a talented individual, who is seeking valuable work experience and may be interested in developing a career in alumni relations or marketing and communications.
The Intern in this unit will:
  • Identify and contact alumni who have gone on to successful careers and research and write case studies for publishing on the website.
  • Support the Alumni and Development team with organising and hosting alumni events.
  • Contribute articles to the monthly ezine and biannual magazine.
  • Support the Alumni and Development team in the production of promotional material (printed and online) for alumni campaigns.
  • Use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to push out messages to the alumni community.
  • Identify and advise on possible off-campus benefits and discounts that would appeal to alumni community.
  • Actively contribute ideas for new and innovative ways of engaging with the alumni community.
  • Conduct data inputting and general administrative tasks.
Interns will have access to University Staff Development opportunities and support from the Careers & Employment Centre. Interns will be eligible to apply for internal staff vacancies during the last two months of the internship period.
Internships are an opportunity for a recent University of Wolverhampton graduate to integrate their recent University experiences with practical, supervised work experience -
  • Contributes to the student’s personal and professional development
  • Involves a supervision component that is mentoring and educational
  • Includes career related experiences that complement what has been learned
  • Will have a reflection and evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship
  • Good written communication skills
  • Able to use own initiative,
  • Eagerness and enthusiasm.
Applications will only be accepted from graduates who have completed their studies in the 2010/11 academic year (Graduated in 2011).

A university’s alumni (graduate) community is a unique pool of talent and offers a vital source of opportunity. Through the building of a mutually beneficial relationship, a university can assist its graduates in achieving their personal and professional aspirations long after they have left the University, and in return benefit from the support they offer back to us.
Over the past 18 months the Alumni and Development Office has been actively re-engaging with alumni and has developed a range of benefits on which a lifelong relationship can be built.
As a member of the alumni community, we want one of our own graduates to join the Alumni and Development team and use their experiences, knowledge and skills to help us enhance this range of benefits
Accepted degree subjects
marketing and advertising studies
business and management studies
Working hours
Fixed term
Recent graduates should submit a CV and a covering statement to:
The covering statement should be a short piece of approx 500 words setting out why you would be suitable for this internship opportunity and what skills and qualities you would bring to the department,.
Please note that if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

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