3rd Annual London Tea Party

 

London Tea Party
The HOD Capstone Team was at it again with our third annual London Tea Party!

Held in the cozy Fireside Reading Room of the Peabody Library, students interested in interning in London met with HOD Capstone London alumni to discuss their experiences of interning abroad.

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With a round of trivia, a session of FAQ’s, and plenty of tea and biscuits, HOD London alumni shared firsthand knowledge to prospective London interns about the what is was really like to live and work in the United Kingdom for their HOD Capstone experience.

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HOD Capstone London alums share their experiences and tips to prospective HOD London interns.

Interested in interning in London? Read what a couple of HOD London Alumni had to say…

“GO TO LONDON!!! I’m sure your internship in Nashville is fine, but doing it in another country with another culture was such an incredible opportunity and one I’d recommend to anyone and everyone.” – Elissa Hakemack

“Even if the work doesn’t match up with your career path perfectly, the opportunity to work in London and expand your perspective of the work world is completely worth it.”  Alex Grant

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Biscuits and English Tea served for an afternoon high tea

For additional questions, reach out to hod.internships@vanderbilt.edu, and also, these past London interns are happy to help!

Alexander Grant alexander.t.grant@vanderbilt.edu
Elissa Hakemack elissa.r.hakemack@vanderbilt.edu
Charlotte Kwon charlotte.h.kwon@vanderbilt.edu
Rebecca Krieger rebecca.krieger@vanderbilt.edu
Lois You lois.you@vanderbilt.edu
Megan Mark megan.k.mark@vanderbilt.edu
Pauline Leeuwenburg pauline.s.leeuwenburg@vanderbilt.edu
Michael Mayer michael.f.mayer@vanderbilt.edu
Rebecca Jacobson rebecca.a.jacobson@vanderbilt.edu
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The Queen made her appearance!

 

 

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2nd Annual London Tea Party

Students interested in pursuing internships in London met with HOD professors and London alumni to discuss the ins and outs of life and internships abroad.

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On Wednesday, September 20th, the HOD Capstone Internship Office hosted its annual London Tea Party. Students who are preparing for their Capstone Internship semester were invited to join us in the HOD Internship Office for an afternoon high tea.

The tea party is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about the London internship process. Students demonstrated their London knowledge with a round of trivia, got firsthand information from previous London interns, and had a Skype session with the London HOD instructor, Professor Morgan.

 

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“I think it’s such an amazing opportunity. You really learn a lot about yourself. It’s hard to get there but it’s so worth it, because you can really live independently and live in an international city.”  – Natasha Raskin

“The best part of my HOD internship experience was doing a job I loved in a city I loved. I worked for Social Enterprise UK, where I had the pleasure of learning about all sorts of innovative ways that companies are using business methods to solve social problems. It was even better because I experienced a new work culture in another country, spent my nights exploring the amazing city of London, and spent my weekend traveling all over Europe.” – Serena Deutch

 

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Skyping with Kate Morgan, residing London HOD Capstone Professor

 

“This program is better than any opportunity out there with Vandy, because you get the study abroad cultural immersion type of thing and on the weekends you can travel but during the week you are having this completely immersive work experience. It’s a nice balance because you have the work experience in London and you can travel on the weekend and meet up with friends. It is such a cool growing experience unlike any other abroad programs.” – Aaron Chasan

“The London HOD internship provided an ideal opportunity to further my academic, professional, and personal goals through the internship coursework, international work experience, and travel opportunities.” – Kelsey Laabs

 

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For those interested in completing your HOD Capstone Internship in London, here are some helpful resources:

Critical London Internship Information

HOD London Tips

London Housing Tips

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to these past London interns via email:

 

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The Queen would love for you to visit!

 

 

Thinking About an Internship in London?

Students interested in pursuing internships in London met with HOD professors and London alumni to discuss the ins and outs of life and internships abroad.
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Director of the HOD Internship Program, Kristen Tompkins (center), with six HOD students who spent their semesters in London.

“I think it’s such an amazing opportunity. You really learn a lot about yourself. It’s hard to get there but it’s so worth it, because you can really live independently and live in an international city.”  – Natasha
“This program is better than any opportunity out there with Vandy, because you get the study abroad cultural immersion type of thing and on the weekends you can travel but during the week you are having this completely immersive work experience. It’s a nice balance because you have the work experience in London and you can travel on the weekend and meet up with friends. It is such a cool growing experience unlike any other abroad programs.” – Aaron
Students in the Human and Organizational Development Internship placement process had the opportunity to attend high tea and learn about internship life in London. Students engaged in an evening of London culture, trivia, and questioned an expert panel of students who successfully completed the program abroad.
The expert panel shared a host of helpful information from how to get around the city, recommendations for internship placements, how to locate and select safe and affordable housing, and how to make the most of your time in London. They also shared the impact the London internship experience had on their development:
“You get a real cultural experience. It’s amazing.” -Shelby
“The work I did at my internship was so meaningful.” – Vivian
If you would like more information about the London Internship experience, feel free to reach out to these past participants via email as listed below:
Aaron Chasan – aaron.s.chasan@vanderbilt.edu
Mary Downs – mary.m.downs@vanderbilt.edu
Maureen Driscoll – maureen.a.driscoll@vanderbilt.edu
Natasha Raskin – natasha.e.raskin@Vanderbilt.edu