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Emanuela Akintunde

Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

Emanuela recommends to register with Unitemps because this is a lovely environment to work in prior to getting a permanent position after

Graduation date: 2015

What type of work were you involved in?

I was involved in different types of work, starting from the School of Health Sciences Selection days, to being a Student Ambassador that represented the university on Open Days, Open Evenings, in Hospitals and Careers Fairs. Also I worked as a Widening Participation Ambassador on School visit days and Taster days. I was leading campus tours, working as an Office Assistant inputting data or in preparation for upcoming events. Moreover, I was a Registration Assistant in the first two weeks of term by welcoming and registering on the system new students, a Model for a Photo-shoot, a Destination Survey Interviewer where I conducted interviews with recent graduates over the phone.

How has your Unitemps experience enhanced your employment skills?

Working in different positions gave me the opportunity to develop several skills; for instance working as a Student Ambassador enhanced my team work skills, as it was is important to communicate in order to carry out to task at hand effectively and it improved my ability to manage workload under minimum supervision. Working as a Registration Assistant and Destination Survey Interviewer improved my interpersonal skills, my ability to handle queries, the use of the university's database and gave me the opportunity to practice my foreign languages. Working as an Office Assistant enhanced my ability to handle Microsoft Office, my ability to work to deadlines and enhanced my attention to details.

Why would you recommend other students register with Unitemps?

I would recommend other students to register with Unitemps because this is a lovely environment to work in prior to getting a permanent position after graduating. The employers are friendly and cheerful, making the work environment peaceful and exciting to work in. You will learn a lot in a space of few shifts and these will be transferable skills. It is flexible as you can work around your course hours and there isn't a minimum of hours that you are meant to commit to.

What do you want to do after university?

I have not yet secured a job position. However, after university I would like to work, possibly in an academic environment, and this could be in a University or in a school. I was also considering working abroad if I had the opportunity to do so.