Sorry I haven’t been able to post in a while. I was away around Christmas time and has exams and such, but I have no real excuse for recently! I promise I’ll try and be more active!
I was sad to leave MCG PR at the beginning of the month as it feels like I’ve been with the team for so long and have really gotten to know everyone and my role in the office. I’ll be back in soon though to get the coverage I gained for them for my University Portfolio!
Yesterday I started at Quest PR in Harrogate. I was nervous when I walked through the door and even more so when I saw my ‘Daily Actions’ sheet with a list of tasks for the day, including things I’ve never done before such as chasing up press releases and pitching to journalists!
Sue showed me round and to my desk opposite David (who’s lecture I attended and blogged about in a previous post – which helped me gain this experience in the first place!) and introduced me to the rest of the team. I soon began work doing cuttings (which luckily I’d done before at MCG PR!) before moving on to the more ‘PR’ tasks in the afternoon on my ‘Daily Actions’ sheet.
After my initial nerves I soon began to really enjoy being at Quest – all the team are really friendly and helpful and include me wherever they can. The day seemed to go really fast and I liked the way I could let the other work experience student Lauren know how much I’d got done that day for her to follow up on, as well as set myself Actions for next week.
Some of the work was challenging as it’s things I haven’t done before, but i grew more confident throughout the day and feel I’ll grow more as the weeks go by. I feel I’ve learnt a lot already and think working at Quest PR will definetly be a worth while work experience!