I can honestly say that the whole work placement exceeded my expectations, not only did I learn how to write a structured report, how to do research, how to use different online tools for meetings, but also I developed personally. I gained confidence through meeting so many new amazing people. Being a part of the Edge team taught me how to be responsible, productive and how to present myself and my work.
For anyone thinking about undertaking a work placement I would say don’t hesitate and take it. You will be challenged, you will need to work hard but at the end of it you will feel fulfilled and have learned new things. You never know what new adventures and opportunities lie ahead unless you take the leap.
I am really thankful to my mentor Kat and to Edge for making my summer productive, for presenting me with new experiences, and for opening my eyes to the world of research.