Wow. Where to begin and how to not write a novel about the experience? I can’t believe that my 2 week internship at Scotcampus is over. It feels odd and somewhat disheartening knowing that next week I won’t be coming back. I’m not going to lie and say I was the most confident person to walk into the office on my first day (20 minutes early), but Aileen and the easy-going atmosphere in the office made it easy to relax and fit into the ways of things.
When I originally signed up for this internship I did not expect to have done all of the things that I have in a short period of time. Not only did I get to write some features for the website and arrange the Spotlight Student section of the magazine, I also got involved with the PR and marketing side of Futures Fest.
I was surprised, but delighted, that we were given the freedom to write what we wanted and that made working here a lot more enjoyable. So naturally starting the day after the Oscars, it would be stupid not to cover some aspect of the event, I opted for the musical performances. Skip forward a couple of days and we heard the news that BBC Three was shifting to a digital only platform and thus another feature was born.
Now to one of my favourite moments, the feature that makes me smile every time I see it on the website: RTAA Burnie’s Crazy Dream. The reason it makes me smile? Well, because to me it represents the comfort and freedom I have had at Scotcampus as I got to write about something I personally enjoy a lot and was given the opportunity to introduce more people to it.
Aside from the feature writing, I gained a lot of experience and appreciation for Craig Malloy, the PR Manager, as the job really isn’t as easy as it looks! Going to presentation talks about Futures Fest at Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow University was great and there’s nothing quite like doing the chest thump song from The Wolf of Wall Street to get you pumped up and ready to do PR work.
On the topic of Futures Fest, with the event approaching fast, we were giving the opportunity to arrange Twitter Q&A sessions with some of the guest speakers. It’s amazing how quickly an hour can go by whilst doing these. I was in charge of the Skills Development Scotland, ScotGrad and Benefit Q&A’s and they were all great!
It’s been a fantastic experience and I will definitely be using what I’ve learned from Scotcampus towards my future career in media. For this, I can’t thank the team enough for giving me for 2 amazing weeks of work experience. I wish all of the Scotcampus team the very best with Futures Fest next week, as well as wishing the very best to my fellow intern Scott in his media career.