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Q & A with Brazilian student Amanda Carvalho Modesto
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data MSc student Amanda answers our questions about her experiences as a Brazilian student at ARU. Read more…
5 March 2020
It is hard for me to pick a favourite memory from university as I have truly enjoyed every single day in the last two years at ARU! However, when I think about something that has really marked my university experience, I have to mention the Business & Law Intern Award Ceremony in November 2018.
When I started university, I was very scared. I had moved to a completely different country where I didn’t know anyone, I was to start a business course without any background in the field and I was afraid not to meet my family’s expectations.
Nevertheless, I did not let these fears win and I immediately got involved in as many things as I could. I did not want to miss any opportunities. I am glad I challenged myself, and taking part in the Business & Law Intern Programme was one of the most remarkable experiences I have ever done in my life!
The great support I received from the Student Engagement Team has been extremely valuable to me. They have believed in me and in my abilities from the first moment and offered me the tools to develop my skills to a great extent. Moreover, thanks to the intern programme, I got to know lots of amazing interns and we are now friends. What’s better than building a sense of community?
The programme has been running for 8 months and what I remember as one of the greatest nights of my life is the Intern Award Ceremony. During that evening, different emotions were combined: happiness, excitement, joy and pride. It was amazing to meet up with the lovely people I had been sharing the past eight months with, and having the chance to live the emotions of that evening together was purely unforgettable. Being awarded Intern of the Year on that occasion was something that made me feel proud of the effort I put in, and seeing my family that proud of me was indescribable!