Gloria is from Vicenza in Italy and she studies IT and Economics at college. She got the opportunity to do a four week work experience placement in London working for the IT department of Newham College.
Nine of the most hardworking students were picked from the college for this opportunity. Gloria says that the work experience will give them a head start when looking for jobs as there is a lot of competition in Italy and this will improve their CVs.
Her main tasks were website design based, however she says that she has also improved her HTML coding and learnt to use new programmes which she has not studied in Italy. Gloria also claims that she has improved her knowledge of the English language and is a lot more confident using it.
During the group’s free time they made the most of the British summer, exploring London and its rich culture.