Meet some of the students from TeamWork and find out how they found their virtual international experience.
TeamWork Class of 2022
Teamwork has been an enriching experience both in terms of the work experience and the intercultural aspect of the program. I have been able to develop connections and networks with not only the team members that I worked with but various students from other countries.
The programme has provided me with tangible personal growth and new understanding of a range of organisational processes needed to contribute effectively in any workplace.
All in all, TeamWork is an experience everyone should get their hands on! Not just because it could embellish your CV, but also because it's a worthy one month project that could potentially enhance your self-confidence in every dimension.
The international nature of the project and all the incredible people I met were definitely the best part of the TeamWork experience.
For me, TeamWork was an opportunity to take part in a project amongst a small group of people who lived across the globe. As well as this, the opportunity included a lot of free training which not only looks great on a CV, but gives you the skills you do need in the real world.
If you truly attempt to maximise upon the experience, then you can very easily make hugely productive contacts within the leading industries across Europe and the world.
TeamWork Class of 2021
I am now more determined than ever to take the positives out of every situation and I feel enormously grateful for having the TeamWork opportunity. If I could be part of TeamWork every year, I would be the happiest person on the planet!
My highlight would have to be our team's weekly catch-ups. I remember waking up at 8am (with a massive flask of coffee), seeing everyone in my teamand giving updates on the project. Although 4 weeks sounds long, it flew by quickly and I learned so much.
The TeamWork programme will be such a great example to use in my applications and interviews, particularly in terms of teamworking, overcoming challenges and intercultural awareness as these are all skills I find employers are looking for.
You get to meet some really fascinating people and build (hopefully) lasting relationships, you work with a great organisation on a project that is very real and will likely have a longterm impact, and at the end of it all, you have something incredible to add to your CV.
Thanks to the bursary, I was able to focus completely on the programme, because I was able to put in as many hours as I needed without having to balance the project alongside another work commitment.
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of this project was the process of working together. Being in an international team based in the US, the UK and China/Hong Kong, we had a whopping 12-hour distance between our easternmost and westernmost teammates.