Hi, I’m Aimee and I’m from South Dublin. I am currently going into the final year of my Bachelor of Education at Dublin City University. My specialism is Irish Sign Language.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and there are not many deaf students who are offered an internship. I want to broaden my experience in the STEM area as I believe that deaf and hard of hearing children will benefit from it. STEM is an area I have always been interested in and I want to grab this opportunity.
I worked with the Digital, Roaming and Website Accessibility Team where I created ISL videos to help support Vodafone customers who are deaf/hard of hearing and made some key changes to the Accessibility page of the website. I learned about the importance of teamwork and how having good communication skills will make relationships with colleagues better. I hope to take what I have learned during my internship back to the classroom such as technological skills, teamwork and communication skills. In my future teaching, I want to incorporate more group work in STEM lessons that would involve the children learning about working as a team and developing these skills themselves.
Vodafone Ireland connects 2.3 million customers every day and is the single biggest investor in technology in the telecoms industry in Ireland. Vodafone has also been voted one of the best places to work in Ireland, is the official sponsor of the Irish Rugby team and has a charity partnership with the ISPCC.
Here at Vodafone, we are much more than a total communications company, we aim to connect everybody so that we can live better today and build a better tomorrow.