Worktree intern wins Buckingham University award

by | Apr 12, 2023 | News

Margarida ‘Maggie’ Neves, Worktree’s Social Media Marketing intern, has been presented with a ‘B Enterprising Student of the Year’ award by the University of Buckingham, where she has recently completed a degree, for her internship with Worktree.

“Taking part in one of our 4-6 week B Enterprising projects gives our students a chance to try out their entrepreneurialism and get a bit of work experience alongside their studies,” said Beth Baker, Head of Careers, Employability and Alumni Relations at the University.  “It’s a safe way of trying out something they might be interested in.”

“I started this because I didn’t know what I was going to do when I left uni,” said Margarida.  “When I saw the Worktree opportunity, I thought I’d try it and I liked it!  Now I plan to continue with social media marketing in my next career move.

“It was completely different.  At first I was reporting to someone, giving ideas, then I was given a lot of independence to develop the strategy for recruiting new volunteers to Worktree…and the numbers went up!  I loved that I had an impact as part of the team.  I loved it that the original internship was extended.”

Worktree’s Tom Bulman (pictured with Maggie above after she received the award) said:  “Maggie has made a substantial contribution to developing Worktree’s social media presence since joining us as an intern last year. She quickly understood both the specifics of our need to recruit diverse volunteers for our Virtual Career WorkOut sessions and our general mission and culture as an organisation.  She quickly took initiative, creating a series of attractive posts across various social media platforms.  She seemed to enjoy the freedom we gave her to invent new ways of presenting old information about our organisation, including (in her second internship with us) a series of posts relating to our 30th anniversary in the run up to a successful Awards evening for senior business and school leaders. Maggie is easy to talk to, willing to listen to others and to say what is and isn’t working.  She has the confidence to put own spin on what could otherwise be dull messages, e.g. ‘please volunteer for us even though we make the same appeal to you practically every month!’.  Her design work is consistently of high quality, mixing up our brand colours inventively and making us look fresh.”

 

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