Today is the start of my first week of being a full-time employee at Wolfstar!
The Leeds Met PR course I’m on includes an optional full year of placement and though it is not essential to complete the course, it is strongly recommended. The best way to really learn PR is to practice it and with so much competition in the industry it is those with good experience that stand the best chance of getting employment at the end.
As I have enjoyed my one day a week short-term placement throughout my second year at Wolfstar, I asked my managers Stuart Bruce and Tim Sinclair if it would be possible for me to do a full year’s placement here. Thankfully they also wanted me on the team, so today I join Amy Johnston, Sam Oakley, Phylecia Sutherland, Jed Hallam, Mark Hanson and another new recruit, Anthony Devenish.
I’m really looking forward to getting a full year work experience and if all goes well I’ll actually be here until August next year. I really enjoy working as part of the Wolfstar pack and the experience and advice I will gain from my colleagues here will be invaluable when I return to university next year. I’m also excited to be starting work on my own clients and accounts, which I’m being briefed on today!
I think that working full-time after ‘university hours’ for the last two years will come as a bit of a shock, but the continuity of work is something I’m looking forward to as seeing a project from start to finish is something you never really get to experience just doing one day a week.
So thankyou Stuart and Tim for giving me this opportunity and to anyone that reads my blog it will now become less ‘PR student’ and more ‘PR intern’ for the next year or so!