Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Moore

Why did you decide to intern abroad with The Intern Group in London?

Lauren: After spending just 1 week in London on vacation, I fell in love with the city and everything it had to offer. Heading into my senior year of college, I knew that I had to do what I could to get back there for an extended period of time. An international internship seemed like a perfect fit, and I had hopes it could also be beneficial for my future career. After researching internship placements on the internet, I stumbled across The Intern Group. Their London program had what I was looking for (internship placing, housing, team support), and the feedback was positive enough for me to excitedly put in an application.

Lauren on an impromptu trip to Brighton with friends!

What made this experience unique and special?

Lauren: A number of things! Living in the amazing city that is London, England was a huge experience for me. I took the tube to work everyday (even met a british celeb one evening on the tube), experienced the british lifestyle, and explored the city and beyond on weekends. I took trips with friends from the program and ventured to places such as Bristol and Ireland.

My internship placement was a perfect fit and the icing on the cake. I have a unique Equine degree, but the Intern Group placed me to an ideal small equestrian company in the heart of London named The Riding Club London. The Riding Club London is a private members' club and equestrian concierge service that provides access to quality horses, riding lessons, clinics and trips for riders in London. I traveled with my boss to Windsor and Surrey for meetings on days when I wasn't in the Mayfair office and became an essential part of the team at work - that's an invaluable feeling! London quickly became my home.

How has this experience impacted your future? (Personally, professionally, academically, etc.)

The picture perfect city of London!

Lauren: Living and working in London was one of the best experiences of my life. I still keep in touch with the amazing people I met in the city -- those connections have helped me settle into my next job and life back in the states. The skills I learned at my job (and even simply living internationally) have proven to be such a positive thing, both personally and professionally. The international exposure looks great on my resume... plus - the stories I have!

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering interning abroad in London?

Lauren: GO FOR IT! Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. London is one of the greatest cities in the world.