I’m onto my second ‘through-WEXO work experience,’ and it’s just been BRILLIANT!
It’s strange – lots of my friends have been going for those ‘4 months of solid hard-core slave-labour and number-crunching’ internships in the city (and look slightly like death as a result of it), whereas here I am, doing the most awesome work experience over in quirky Camden Town, with Frank PR (clients have included Innocent Drinks, Virgin Media, Haagen-Dazs and the NUS).
It’s like being let through a locked door. From day one, I was treated like ‘one of the gang,’ listening to brain-storming sessions and getting insider information explained to me by all the cool, young people who work there (I really had no idea about anything PR-related before this…all I knew was that it sounded creative and right up my street!). So I’ve been kept busy with lots of interesting and varied work with different projects and clients, and by the time ‘home-time’ comes about each day, I’m just really excited about cracking into the next day.
I’ve been getting calls from my ‘city-squashed’ friends, asking how the work experience malarkey is treating me, and immediately I begin to waffle away about all the amazing things I’ve been able do. They’re always slightly taken aback; ‘are you sure this is work experience you’re talking about?! What about the coffee-making and photocopying?!’ But that’s just it, I think – work experience, when it’s done properly, is supposed to be a fun way of finding out what you really want to do… It’s all a game of ‘trial and improvement,’ and wow I’ve just been shown this whole new world that I want to be part of – perfect timing, too! Now I’m all inspired to work seriously seriously to make it through the final year of uni, and get myself up onto one of those career ladders.
Thanks again WEXO and Frank!