Sarah Fasoli on the opportunities and experiences she gained on her London Met course, including an internship at a world-leading company.
Date: 27 July 2022
Despite the pandemic Sarah Fasoli, who has just graduated with a BA in Translation, was able to make the most of her time here at London Met.
“My BA course gave me valuable opportunities. For example, between my second and third year, I completed a 180 hours internship in a world-leading company in the language industry. It was very useful to put what I had studied at university into practice and to immerse myself in a professional environment.“
Aside from course and work experience opportunities, Sarah’s time at university gave her a chance to engage with our student community. “I got the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and it has been an enriching experience on a personal level. Inclusivity is highly valued at London Met and everyone is welcomed.”
The city itself also provided a great springboard for Sarah. She said, “London is such a vibrant city. There are plenty of opportunities and I believe that, as a student, it is a great place to start a career.” Although she admits that “it is scary and exciting at the same time, putting myself out there in the industry and starting a new career”
One of the beneficial aspects of studying at London Met is the Accelerator, our specialist business incubator in Shoreditch that supports student’s entrepreneurial pursuits. Sarah was able to attend a freelancing course where she received great practical advice on setting up her freelance business.
“The Accelerator proposes a variety of business courses to prepare students to the next steps in the career. I think putting the theory into practice is fundamental to learning a job, and this aspect is particularly valued at London Met.”
For incoming London Met students, Sarah has three key bits of advice: “Firstly make the most of your experience! There are several activities on campus, including sport, wellbeing and career workshops. Secondly, do not hesitate to ask for help! The academic staff (tutors, mentors, success coaches, counselling service, etc.) is very supportive, hence do speak up when you have an issue.”
Lastly Sarah suggests not neglecting the library! “I will miss the time spent with my peers in the London Met library the most! It is a great learning environment, to study on your own or in a group.”