Say hello to Rebecca, our marketing intern
Meet Rebecca, she’s our marketing intern and joins us a few days a week from the University of Strathclyde to learn about life in a marketing agency. We’re lucky to have her, as she provides us with great support and a lot of laughs!
Tell us a bit about what you’re doing just now.
I’m in my third year at the University of Strathclyde, studying Marketing and Human Resource Management. As part of my course, I had to take on an internship and Big Think took me on. Having the opportunity to do an internship was great, as it gives me some experience for jobs I might apply to in the future.
What’s your biggest achievement so far?
During my second year of university, we got to pitch our marketing ideas to Peter Vardy as part of a competition. My group of 5, out of 323 students, won and we got a nice cash prize at the end. The company are currently implementing our ideas to their business.
What made you want to go into marketing?
As part of a course in Advertising and PR, we went to New York to visit some agencies. I really liked the creative feel in an advertising agency environment and after that, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the industry. I started my marketing degree not long after, because I knew I’d get to learn about all aspects of marketing that would come in use in the future.
Why did you choose Big Think for your internship?
As Big Think is an established agency, I knew that I’d get the opportunity to get some hands on experience within the creative industry. The team seemed really friendly and approachable so I felt comfortable doing my placement with them.
What have you enjoyed most?
I have enjoyed being involved in some of the campaigns and learning more about digital marketing, particularly advertising on social media.
Do you think you’ve benefited from your internship?
It’s definitely been a great learning experience! I’ve found it really interesting to be shown what I have been learning theoretically in university and applying it to real campaigns. It’s also making me more comfortable being in an agency environment. Hopefully my experience will make things a little easier when applying for jobs after I finish university.
Has your time here made you think you might want to join an agency one day?
I think I would definitely like to work in an agency at some point once leaving university. At the moment I am unsure what sort of role would best suit me, but I’m keen to explore different options. I think with the shift of importance in online marketing, having some sort of digital role would be pretty interesting.
What does the rest of the year hold for you?
After completing my 3rd year in the summer, I hope to do a joint honours degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management. I also have a few holidays lined up- visiting Berlin and going to the U.S, which should leave me feeling relaxed and ready to take on my final year of university!
What would you like to do when you leave university?
Once leaving university I would like to travel around Asia for a couple of months in the summer. I’m really interested in exploring their culture, and more importantly the cuisine! I’m still undecided what sort of career path I’d like to go down - it would be pretty cool to work for a creative agency or do marketing in the drinks industry.
Every day’s a school day for Emily
This week, we were delighted to have the lovely Emily in for work experience. Emily joined us from her 5th year in High School to learn about life in a creative agency, and to find out more about whether she’d like to pursue a career in design.
The importance of being responsive
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