Diving Into My London Internship

This was another unforgettable week in London full of first’s, more interning, and continued exploration of the city of London! I can’t believe I’ve been here 10 weeks.

On Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to eat dinner at The Oblix, located in The Shard. This restaurant boasted an impressive height (on the 32nd floor) and offered a breathtaking view of the city lights, the Thames, London Bridge, and the London Eye. It was an absolutely unforgettable experience, and the steak wasn’t too bad either:).

On Wednesday I headed for my internship at ManageMyHomeGroup. I’m still learning how to use the CRM, all of the various software, and the basics of making sales calls. It’s really interesting, and I love being able to track tangible results and improvement through analyzing sales numbers. I’m really enjoying the internship. Here’s the building the office is in:

Thursday and Friday consisted of more hours at the internship, as well as attending meetings at a financial advisory firm that partners with ManageMyHome. It was great learning more about mortgages and home financing works. It’s essential to understand the basics of property financing to be able to answer client’s questions. Additionally, on both Thursday and Friday I had lunch with my team – which was very enjoyable. On both days we tried out different pubs. The food was delicious, and the time spent outside of the office with coworkers was very enjoyable.

Over the weekend I decided it was time to act like a tourist again! I got up early and boarded the bus to ride around various parts of the city with no schedule or destination in mind. I hopped on and off at various places, such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus to check out some pop-up markets. I’ve found that riding the bus is a great way to see different parts of the city, requiring little walking. This is especially helpful now that it’s colder and continues to rain so much.

This week has been laid back, and I’ve enjoyed it so much. Now that time in London is winding down it’s all about enjoying the experience and appreciating everything the city has to offer. I’m beyond grateful for this experience, and it’s necessary that I remember how fortunate I am to be studying abroad!

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