Student intern opportunity: Investigating undergraduate student’s ideas about effective self-presentation in the context of career

iCeGS is looking to recruit a University of Derby student as a research intern between May and July to understake a research project investigating undergraduate student’s ideas about effective self-presentation in the context of career.

We have £1056 to pay for a student intern. The exact hours worked can be flexible to meet the needs of both parties, but all work will need to be completed by the end of July.

There is considerable research that emphasises the importance of appearance and effective self-presentation in making the transition to the world of work. This research will explore current undergraduates understanding of issues relating to appearance, dress and self-presentation in relation to their transition to the world of work. In particular it will examine how students consider how to manage the transition from one identity (that of student) with all of the attendant signifiers of dress and behaviour, to another (that of worker).

The position would particularly suit anyone who is considering a career as an educational or social researcher. We would anticipate that the research project will lead to the production of an academic article and that the research intern will be a named author of the article.

The research internship is only open to University of Derby students currently in their second year. If you are interested in working on this project please send your CV and a 1-2 page piece of writing to t.hooley@derby.ac.uk. The written piece should answer the question “How does appearance impact on an individual’s chance of finding and keeping work?” It should be appropriately referenced using the iCeGS style guide.

Applications should be submitted by Wednesday 14th May.

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