A CAPA Team Member and Student Talk About Life in London

Nov 7, 2018 12:33:00 PM / by Ellen Anderson

In this week's post, Ellen is interviewed by Andrew Rose, an internship coordinator at CAPA London, and discusses the differences between London and the US, the convenience of the Tube, meeting locals in London, and even social cultures in the workplace.

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Posted in: London, England, London Interview, Interviews, Study Abroad, Internships in London, Reflection, Personal Learning

A Day in the Life Interning in London

Nov 5, 2018 10:16:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher tells us about his internship in London at the London Edition Hotel and what a day in the life looks like balancing his commute, internship, and classes.

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Posted in: London, England, Commuting in London, Internships in London, Classes in London

Intern in London: An Inside Look at My Experience with Nursing Times

Nov 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Mariah Thomas

Mariah Thomas

Mariah is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Journalism major at SUNY Purchase College, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Mariah shares about her internship experience with Nursing Times in London, how she tackled her increasing responsibilities, and what her favorite internship accomplishment is.

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Interning in London was a new and exhilarating experience. Other than the calm and comfortable atmosphere, I was able to connect with my colleagues and truly immerse myself in London’s working culture.

Red Telephone Booth Photo

I interned at Nursing Times, the largest nursing news website in the UK, located in Shoreditch, a very diverse and city-like neighborhood. My day usually consisted of sitting at a computer desk, researching press releases to report on, as well as getting emailed assignments from my supervisor and interviewing a variety of people in the nursing field.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Internships Abroad, Personal Learning

CAPA London Students on their Internships

Oct 24, 2018 10:43:00 AM / by Ellen Anderson

In this week's post, Ellen interviews two other CAPA London students about their internships with a tech startup and a handbag designer in London, what the internships are like, and their advice for students considering internship placements. 

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Internships Abroad

Revelations on the Tube

Oct 8, 2018 9:37:59 AM / by Genevieve Rice

In this week's post, Genevieve muses about everything she's learned from commuting on the Tube in London

Some say that the underground—subway, metro, what have you--of a big city is the gut, churning, digesting and absorbing all joy and energy of the traveler in a mere twenty-five to fifty minutes. I can understand this description, especially during rush hour at King’s Cross St Pancras (I always think St Pancreas and wonder how much teasing the fourteen-year-old martyr it was named after endured). The enormous crowds that somehow manage to organize into makeshift queues, even in the chaos, certainly drain the life out of most people who use the tube for their daily commute.  The shadowed tunnels that connect the stations certainly inspire the idea of the bowels of the city, but personally, I do not believe that this analogy adequately describe London’s tube. 

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Commuting in London

A London Internship with emc3 in the Events and Experience Industry

Oct 4, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty

Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Ryan talks about what her overall internship experience was like with emc3, a company specializing in events and experience, as well as the duties she carried out and how she found her place there.

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While studying abroad in London for the summer, I have also had the wonderful opportunity to participate in an internship as well! Throughout the past weeks, I interned with emc3. emc3 is in the events industry and they work hard each day in areas of talent, design, marketing, and events. Their incredible work is what truly makes them “Experience Architects.” I have learned so much from the wonderful atmosphere they have at emc3. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, and the office environment makes interning feel creative and new.

Inside the emc3 Office

The office is very modern and stunning to work in; with big windows and large workspaces it feels so open and inviting. The walls are a classic white with some pops of bright colors. There is always coffee available and a gorgeous table in the center where we all meet for lunch to catch up on how the day is going. I love the community they create in the office, and how they use color to evoke positivity in the design of the office space! I just can’t say enough how fantastic emc3 is!

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Internships Abroad, Personal Learning

Ten Types of Fatigue You Can Experience in London

Oct 2, 2018 11:31:00 AM / by Maisie Haney

In this week's post, Maisie talks about the different types of fatigue she has begun to experience as a temporary Londoner.

Disclaimer: Lighthearted and fun! These are all true but I love this city, please love it too!

10.  Afternoon Tea Fatigue

Least of the fatigues is the afternoon tea fatigue. Finding a place that is cheap enough. Sitting down somewhere before you realized it was expensive, asking the waiter if you can just have tea. Actually, I would like to see the pudding menu. I didn’t realize the scones were not on this dessert menu. I am so sorry you cleared all of these plates already. These are the things we say, and we become tired of ourselves.

Scoff and Banter cream tea that they do not really offer.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Humor, Top 10, Internships in London

Three Simple Tasks — Personal Goal Setting during an Internship in London

Oct 1, 2018 4:38:25 PM / by Genevieve Rice

Genevieve Rice

Genevieve Rice is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An English Literature major at Anderson University, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Genevieve highlights her first two weeks at her internship with the editorial team of a magazine in London, and outlines a few of the goals she set for herself this week.

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This Tuesday marked the completion of two full weeks at my internship. The past week was full of surprises and growth. Like the first week at any new job, the learning curve was immense. I am working with the editorial team of a nursing magazine. My internship description (we had to write a learning agreement, so I actually know this one) is working alongside the editorial team, writing news articles, and assisting on any project that I can. This is an experience that I count as invaluable. I want to pursue journalism after I graduate, so having hands-on experience with a well-known magazine is a huge resume booster and an amazing learning opportunity—thank you CAPA! Despite the fact that my internship is tailored to my future aspirations, I feel an enormous amount of pressure for this to go well. I have always been exceedingly hard on myself and in short, am a perfectionist. Therefore, my internship contains several self-appointed tasks to complete before I can feel like I am comfortable in this new environment.

Genevieve Rice_Internship KitchenDon't let the bright windows and tile work deceive you, the kitchen is complicated.

First task: braving the kitchen.

This might seem simple, but it holds the potential for so much error. At the office where I work there are about six other magazines based in and using the same space… and the same kitchen. Plus, my team always gets everyone coffee or tea whenever they get some for themselves. In this one tiny space, I have the potential to embarrass myself not only in front of my team, but also in front of people that work for other magazines that I might want to work with in the future, you never know. I managed to avoid the space all last week, but on Tuesday I was working all day, so it was now or never. It took me a few minutes to build up the courage to go and get everyone coffee or tea. And… I did it! Complete success! This might sound extremely silly, but in a new environment and in a new culture—where tea is very important I might add—I have the amazing ability to work myself up over the smallest things, that looking back, are actually quite humorous. Fears are made to be conquered, no matter how small they may seem.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Internships Abroad, Goals Abroad

Living Like a Londoner: A Day at My Internship

Mar 28, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Kelly Allen_London

Kelly is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Kelly gives us a look at what her day is like when she interns at MLML London and updates us on what she has done for the fashion label so far.

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Somewhere in between going to work, having class, doing homework, participating in clubs, being part of a sorority, and maintaining a social life over the past few years, I trained myself into being a morning person. It was necessary for survival. So now I love mornings. Now that I’m in London, my daily life is actually quite similar to my life back home…when you break it down to the basics.

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2018_From Kelly Allen - Wearing an MLML London LeggingGetting a feel of MLML London's leggings.

I typically wake up every day around 7 a.m. Honestly, I could probably sleep in a bit more each day. But being a morning person, I like to make time to actually sit down, eat breakfast and enjoy it. I also leave time most days to go for a morning walk. The days I go for walks are the ones I have my internship at MLML London—a fashion label specializing in women’s leg wear. Not only am I a morning person, but I hate being late and always get to places way earlier than I need to be. With my internship starting at 10 a.m., I typically get to the city of Westminster with 30-40 minutes to spare. And that’s where my morning walk comes in.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Fashion

A Social Media and Marketing Internship at a Fashion Label in London

Mar 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Kelly Allen_London

Kelly is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Kelly opens up about fulfilling her desire to intern in the global fashion industry and shares about her role at fashion label MLML London.

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A chance to immerse myself in the fashion industry in one of the fashion capitals of the world—that’s something I couldn’t pass up while studying abroad in London. I’m almost two weeks into my internship at fashion label MLML London, and I’m loving it. The team at MLML consists solely of designer/creative director Carlotta Gherzi and head of sales Karina Gregori (and now myself for a few short months). MLML specializes in effortlessly chic and stylish leg wear with an importance on fit and the motivation to make a woman feel and look gorgeous. Leggings are Carlotta’s favorite item because they’re versatile from day to night, sexy yet casual, and comfortable yet unique. And that’s why it’s called MLML or My Love My Leggings. But she also offers skirts and the occasional top—all made of 100 percent real stretch leather from Italy.

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2018_From Kelly Allen - Entrance of MLML LondonMLML London is a fashion brand specializing in stylish leg wear with a focus on fit
and how to make a woman look and feel gorgeous.

As the social media marketing intern, it’s my job to bring ideas to existing social media strategies and implement them. My tasks involve taking and editing photos, crafting social media posts, writing blogs, attending trade and fashion shows, and market research. I’ll also be contacting magazine editors, bloggers and influencers to get MLML London’s new collection and the remaining products in stock known by more people and sold.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London, Fashion

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