I started the week feeling very nervous about my internship with Scotcampus but I’m pleased to say I’m leaving their Glasgow offices feeling much more confident and nerve free. The team have been so friendly and I’m really not lying when I say the week has flown in – I can’t believe it’s Friday already, sob! Here’s what I got up to during my time.
Monday saw us generating some feature ideas for the Scotcampus website. I decided, since I’d spent the night before waiting on Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that my first post would be on the top five half-time performances through the years. It’s never far from a controversy or two and started my week of writing off well.
We then worked on some content for the excellent Futures Fest website – for anyone who doesn’t know Futures Fest is a career and lifestyle event happening in The Arches on the 18th and 19th of March. From what I’ve found out about it this week, it really is an event not to be missed for any 16-24 year old looking to land their dream career. I decided to focus on the security industry for this piece, and a role that many may not be aware of.
The afternoon saw myself and the other intern this week, Ellen, pay a wee visit to City of Glasgow College with PR manager for Scotcampus, Craig. The magazine is really trying to get out to as many people as possible and let them know about the event and Craig is full of energy so it was great to get out of the office and spread the word.
Tuesday brought a feature on excellent independent record label, Rock Action Records and a chat with label manager Craig Hargrave about Mogwai and the success of the label. In the afternoon we set about getting in touch with universities to let them know about Futures Fest. I also started coming up with some ideas for the prospectus that will be handed out to over 5,000 students during the event. It’s an incredibly exciting prospect to know that something I’ve written may be read by that many people and I hope they’ll like what I’ve come up with.
Before I knew it, it was Wednesday already and with Valentine’s Day almost upon us it was time to round up the top five events in Glasgow during the romantic season. Wherever you end up, it’s going to be tonnes of fun. In the afternoon we contacted schools about Futures Fest and I did a feature on the comeback of Prince! It really is great to have him back, especially on UK soil.
Thursday brought the Thursday funny and this week I got to choose, so of course I went for some eye-candy in the shape of the delicious Benedict Cumberbatch and his recent parlay with Sesame Street. I also got the chance to write a profile on one of the companies who will be guest speaking at Futures Fest. All you fashion hungry peeps should be keeping an eye out for the Topshop Seminar. In the afternoon myself and Ellen searched for some of the great internship opportunities available for students across some of the areas Futures Fest is focusing on. The event really wants to enable young people to gain the best support for finding work possible.
And now it’s my last day! My first feature for the day focused on Little Mix’s recent chart glory in the US and how it marks a fantastic time for British bands across the pond. Whilst my last feature of the week was a tongue-in-cheek look at last nights opening episode of The Big Reunion.
I genuinely can’t believe that my time at Scotcampus HQ is almost up but I’ve had a fantastic time and I will be writing more for them in the future – if they’ll let me. Everyone has been absolutely lovely and the other intern for the week, Ellen, has written some really great content for both Scotcampus and Futures Fest too. Read her diary to find out more.
Thanks to everyone, especially Aileen, who has been really great throughout the week.