The new academic year is just around the corner and it is almost time to print out boarding passes, coach tickets, or railcards and have them ready for departure a la Manchester. I have just finished the ninth week of my internship, and I have two weeks to go before I’ll head back up north. After weeks of morning rush-torture, early 9ams, and forcing down large amounts of Starbucks’s Double Espresso-cans, I feel that I have really touched on the life of a City-worker.
I can really see myself working in London after graduation. People I’ve spoken with have had mixed views, and I guess it is really up to the person himself to decide whether to embrace the stress; being pushed around on pavements and platforms, and having to jam into a small room or studio in order to get by. But the city does offer a lot and there is always something going on, even on Sundays.
Apart from having spent most of my summer in London, I managed to get some vacation before the internship started; I spent one week back home with my family in Sweden, and one week in Marbella, Spain. I do count down the days till I finish, as I’m planning on squeezing out the last bit of heat this summer has to offer and travel somewhere in Europe (wherever Ryanair takes me!) before my final year starts. I will be Peer Mentoring this year and I hope my experience will help my mentees to get a good start in their uni-lives.