Having just graduated from the University of Southampton this summer with a BA (Hons) in Film and English, I was committed to pursuing a career in public sector PR.
I knew that an internship with Syndicate Communications, who specialise in public sector marketing and communications, would provide me with the grounding and skills needed to succeed in Public Relations. So when I received the phone call to say I have been chosen for the role of PR and Social Media Account executive internship I was over the moon!
The first day anywhere is always nerve-racking; the first day of school, moving to university, or starting a new job, and although I had a few butterflies they soon disappeared when I was greeted by the welcoming and friendly team.
I’ll never forget my first few weeks at Syndicate Communications; not only have we had the hottest weather of the year, I have already gained some great experience and am really enjoying myself. I have been kept busy with numerous different work tasks, including research for new business, compiling media lists and creating client coverage logs.
In addition to all this I have had the opportunity to be a key part of the recent brainstorming sessions, written several press releases and have also carried out research on prospective clients.
The work has been both varied and engaging which has provided me with a real insight into the company. Also the level of responsibility and the opportunities that have been presented to me many interns perhaps would not be privileged to and I can tell that even in this short amount of time I am beginning to get to grips with the industry!
So far, the highlight of my internship was attending a meeting with my colleague and Account Manager Rebecca Murphy, to discuss the content and progress of Syndicate’s brand new website. It was fascinating to see the process involved when creating and developing a website and it was great to be able to have an input at the meeting.
To think, it was only last month that I was donning my mortar board, and preparing to step up on stage in order to graduate from the University of Southampton, and now I am embarking on a new journey that promises to be a valuable learning curve for myself. Watch this space!