Learning from Working
Practical, project-based learning is how we do things at Geneva Business School. And internships are a great way of learning on the job. To kickstart 2024, three students in Geneva have obtained WUFUNA internships at the UN and two interns in Barcelona are starting their new roles in our Marketing department.
Interning at the United Nations
As part of our ongoing partnership with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), Era Fazlli, Lauryne Fernandes and Carlotta Caringi are starting their internships this month. It’s a unique workplace opportunity and as Era said:
I am really excited and can’t wait to get started. I feel that it is going to be a great experience for me as a student in Geneva. I am sure that this will help me improve myself and skills and create great connections.
Era, Lauryne and Carlotta will have the opportunity to have a significant input in the development and creation of materials for the Youth Training Program, including the creation of toolkits, timetables and graphics that will be utilized before and during the training. And they might also assist with the development of a broader fundraising strategy.
As WUFUNA interns, the students get the chance to assist in managing the trainings, including facilitating sessions, reaching out to speakers, and communicating with training participants. They will help to develop coherent interactive sessions, including role-play, quizzes and participants’ presentation. That’s a lot of on-the-job learning and this is how Lauryne sees the opportunity:
I feel extremely lucky to become a part of and to learn from a hard working team who share common goals and values.
In Barcelona, we have two new internships within the Marketing department. As a Bachelor student specializing in Digital Marketing at our Barcelona campus, Adina Nordström has the opportunity to learn from real-world experience as well as contribute her own ideas. And Diane Fontanet has also joined from Geneva, looking to learn as much as possible.
Adina and Diane will be working closely with the Marketing team to assist in developing content and social media strategy, as well as developing their technical skills. Adina’s responsibilities will include the management and creation of content for social media channels. She will also get to manage and lead the digital content creator program, assigning weekly tasks to obtain student-generated content. How does she feel about this? Well, these are her words:
I’m really excited to start my internship with the marketing team and can’t wait to contribute to all the projects. Along with my studies at Geneva Business School, I feel confident that it will help me pave the way to my dream job and I’m sure it’s going to be great fun too!
That’s exactly the positive attitude we seek to instill in our students, providing hands-on opportunities to help mentor responsible leaders of the future. Whether it is internships at the UN in Geneva or as a marketing intern in Barcelona, it’s all about getting real business experience.