Success Stories

Success Stories

Rhona Philp – Management Assistant Intern with Lifelink

University – University of Glasgow

Qualification – MA(Hons) Psychology 

Job hunting experience
I was very lucky in that I had always found it fairly easy to find part-time work in hospitality and promotional jobs while studying at University. I didn’t start the real graduate job hunt until after my final university exams had finished as I wanted to focus all my energy there. When I started I sent off a few initial applications to larger corporate organisations and did progress to the next stage with a few, but my heart wasn’t really in it.


I then found Adopt an Intern and everything moved so fast, from sending an application, to my first day with Lifelink the whole process took less than three weeks! I started my role with Lifelink 3 weeks after actually graduating and have never looked back!

Role and Responsibilities
My role as an intern was extremely varied, I was quickly given a lot of responsibility and took on the organisational’s branding redesign project which had just started prior to my arrival. Throughout my first few months, I redesigned the website and got this up and running, worked closely with a design company to confirm our new logos and marketing materials and set up and managed social media channels for the organisation which hadn’t existed up until this point.


I spent a lot of time familiarising myself with how the organisation worked, Lifelink are a social enterprise who deliver one to one counselling, mentoring, group work and training to individuals and organisations across Glasgow – so there was a lot to learn! Within a few months of my arrival I assisted the chief exec in writing tenders for our main contracts through NHS and Glasgow City Council, took on a liaison support role with our IT company and assisted the management team with a huge variety of tasks they were working on.


Where are you now?
When my contract came to an end in March 2016 this was renewed and I have now secured full-time permanent employment with Lifelink. I was promoted in October 2016 to the role Training and Enterprise Officer and now work within the training and group work team.

I’ve been extremely lucky to have such a supportive employer who has offered me lots of training and different opportunities to get out and attend different events. I now coordinate the organisation’s training and deliver stress management and relaxation courses for adults and high schools in Glasgow.

I love my current role and am very happy to be in an organisation which is relevant to my degree and full of brilliant people, thank you!

Rhona Philp
AAI Alumni
Management Assistant Intern with Lifelink  
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