This week I’ve been on my work experience at the Travel Foundation. On my first morning I was asked to complete an induction quiz which had me talking to all the staff members here to find out about them and their job role. The activity involved lots of laughing, and made me feel really welcome.
I’ve enjoyed the variety of tasks that I’ve been set, including data analysis of a training questionnaire, research on a water project, and creating some new content on a Greener Accommodation tool for the website.
All of the tasks have helped me to recognise where my degree fits into the real world of work, and have shown me the importance of charity work within the tourism sector.
In September I go back to the University of Southampton to start my third year in Environmental Science, and I feel my time at the Travel Foundation has helped me understand the areas that I’d like to focus my independent research on.
Rebecca Keens, Student Volunteer at the Travel Foundation