Jason Morel | French Student Intern Review

Jason Morel, Grenoble University Student

I reached the end of my three months internship at UK Sotheby’s International Realty. Through this short article, I’ll try to summarize the memorable experience I just lived.

I was in charge of content creation and management on Facebook and LinkedIn. I used Hootsuite to schedule around 300 posts. As a result of my work, I increased by 14% the number of fans and by 58% the number of engagements on Facebook. Regarding LinkedIn, I boosted by 17% the number of followers and by 135% the number of engagements.

Moreover I worked collaboratively with the accountants’ team creating the annual fees report on Excel. It was a great opportunity for me to learn new skills. For example, I learned how to use pivot tables when formulating the yearly figures, providing relevant information to the head of the company. My previous training in Excel also enabled me to help my colleague who was having issues with computing payment delay. By creating a conditional formula using “Datedif” I was able to create a simple and efficient way to tackle this problem.

Due to my marketing skills developing rapidly throughout the internship, I was trusted with the project of creating a document that would be given to clients when valuating properties. Clients could then receive a clear, formulated document instructing them on pricings and future steps that will be conducted. It was extremely thrilling to produce something the company will use in the future.

I was also put in charge of creating the monthly internal newsletter for October and November as well as an article on the evolution of exchange rates.

Using my native language, I helped the company by translating property descriptions from English to French, targeting potential French clients.

Shadowing viewings with both sales and lettings, brokers enabled me to firstly understand the techniques which are conducted when interacting with clients but also served as a great way for me to discover new areas of London.

I say a massive thank you to Amanda and all the team for welcoming me even during this hard time with those unusual conditions. It was great to start my gap year with UK Sotheby’s International Realty. By the way, I am currently looking for my next internship, I focus my research on investment banking, wealth and asset management, or financial services. Any help would be very welcome, you can reach me via LinkedIn or via email.