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Student Stories - Stephanie Stein

Student Success Stories - City College International

Stephanie Stein, Germany – Work Placement

Stephanie completed a three month work placement in the international office as part of her university studies.

“During my time at City College Brighton and Hove I got to know lots of different departments and tasks within the college. In the international office I have been involved in student accommodation revisits, brochure creation, student arrivals and social activities, administrational work - updating and administrating databases and student files - and lots of other day-to-day things.”

“Before I started working for City College and the International department I was quite nervous about it. All my teachers at school and university always told me how stiff and formal everything is in British offices so I was worried I wouldn’t fit in. But when I had my first day at the office and met my colleagues this nervousness and all the worries where blown away. The way the people interacted with each other was very friendly and everybody seemed to be on the same level. The way my colleagues in the international office treated the international students and supported them impressed me the most. No matter what problem and no matter what time, they always tried everything they could to fix the student’s issues. During my time in the office I felt appreciated and like I was part of the team. I got involved in the social life of the office and the teachers treated me the same. I really appreciated that!”

“Brighton is a beautiful and very relaxed city by the sea with nice and friendly people. It is very clean and has some very pretty places. The city centre is full of pubs and coffee shops and there is always something to do - it never gets boring. Parts of Brighton like the Laines, the beach or the parks are always worth a visit.”

“I am very thankful for the wonderful time I had at City College Brighton and for being a part of that family. I would come back to Brighton as well as the college anytime and can only recommend to study or to do a work placement there, you won’t regret it.”

City College offer work placements for a variety of durations in a wide range of fields and specialisms. For more information please contact intapps@ccb.ac.uk.