Alice, a Chemistry student at Warwick, recently got in touch to tell us about her Summer Internship with GSK. We chatted about the application process, why she chose GSK and her top tip for her fellow Bright Network members.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
Studying Chemistry, I have always been interested in the pharmaceutical industry and GSK was a company we had several case studies based on in our Medicinal Chemistry module. After looking into the company further, I found their Supply Chain programme, which seemed like the best opportunity to connect patients to the innovative science behind pharmaceuticals, using transferrable skills I have gained from working within a lab.
What was the toughest part of the application process and what was your favourite part?
The toughest part of the process was the video interview, because you had to video yourself answering questions as if you were at a normal interview - but you had no facial expressions from the interviewer to go off.
My favourite part of the application process was the assessment centre. It was nerve wracking, but everyone was friendly and wanted you to succeed. The case study we were given before the interview also gave me an idea of what we would be working on whilst we were at GSK.
Were you surprised by anything in the application process?
I was surprised buy the length of the process and by how relaxed I was made to feel during the assessment centre.
What's your top tip for your fellow Bright Network members?
Try to treat the computer screen as a human when it comes to video interviews.