Our previous post introduced Hattie Mitchell our very first Work Experience student.

Here’s her thoughts after her two weeks with us came to an end.

Hattie Mitchell

It seems like months ago when I started work experience at Be Bold Media.

Each day I progress and get a bit more confident in my abilities and with each day I am challenged with something new to try.

I feel like the work I’m doing is helping and I know that the experiences I’ve had will have a positive impact on my future career choice.

I think my main struggle was adapting to the office as it was such a huge contrast to what I’m used to.

However after being here for two weeks, I have done loads of different tasks. Things like; news monitoring, copywriting, coverage collation, website management, general admin, content creation and more, all of which I have have participated in and enjoyed.

And this only scratches the surface.

Taking part in all of this has made me realise how much work goes into every aspect of life in a PR firm and how an entire project can fall apart if one person doesn’t do their job right. Be Bold Media has proved what a vital role PR plays in the success of any business.

Adjusting to working life has been easier than I thought mainly thanks to everyone here being extremely helpful, encouraging and supportive (Even Mel, though she rarely makes the tea…).

You wouldn’t be able to tell that I was Be Bold Media’s first work experience student.

My school, friends and family all gave me a list of what to expect, what to do and what not to do. But the main thing I have learned is that I should not have been so worried.

I have learned so much such as adaptive writing, general public relation skills, how to make my work sophisticated and much more. As well as that, being given the opportunity to explore new sites and tools such as Canva greatly improved my technological skills.

The entire experience has provided me with a broader learning platform, especially on things that school just can’t teach.

I am delighted that I was allowed to do my work experience at Be Bold Media. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will be disappointed to leave.

Hattie, you have been a star! Well done, enjoy your summer and we wish you all the very best in year 11.

 

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