Course – BA Marketing
Placement Job Title and Company – PR and Marketing Assistant at Grapevine Digital
Describe your role and responsibilities
The role was really varied and I was able to get involved in the majority of campaigns that Grapevine worked on throughout the year, contributing to different parts. I also found that my role changed throughout the year as due to a fast changing environment, it was necessary to adjust processes to keep ahead of competitors. The role could be broken down in to 5 main areas, although my responsibilities varied greatly.
– Publicity support
– Social support
– Admin and office support
What were some of your highlights of the placement?
– Going to a pitch and presenting with the team at Warner Bros.
– Interviewing Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgard for The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the press junket
– Meeting a lot of great people and being part of a brilliant team
What was the biggest challenge of the year?
The beginning of the placement year was particularly challenging for me as I had a colleague who was difficult to get along with and as this was my first professional job I was unsure of how to handle the situation.
Any advice for students currently looking for placement?
I would suggest that although pay is important, it isn’t the most important aspect of a placement to consider. This is because I found that I have enjoyed my placement and have experienced far more in a small agency than my peers who went to work in larger companies. Therefore, I would look more at the job role that you are applying for and make sure it’s something you really want to do and will enjoy, because I found that this kept me motivated throughout the year despite not being paid as much as others.
How did you find the placement support from the University?
I found the support from BU was great, they were especially helpful in the first few weeks of placement and I felt that they were there to help if I had any issues.
3 words to sum up your year