Two weeks in to my role as Marketing Intern for start-up digital recruitment business Digital 51 and I thought I’d tell you how it’s going. Yes, this article is very much all about me!
Before Simon Brown connected with me on LinkedIn and gave me this fantastic opportunity, I was studying a master’s degree in Marketing and Management at the University of East Anglia and working part time at Nando’s! On-top of that I am now working a further 3 hours a day at Digital 51. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but if I’m being honest, I love to be busy. Nothing gets me motivated more than creating a ‘to do list’ and knowing about all the things I need to do for the day. Also Digital 51 allows me to follow my passion; writing.
Being a ‘marketing intern’ for Digital 51 has definitely had its ups and downs. Everyone wants to be liked at the end of the day, and that’s what I wanted. I wanted for Simon to like everything I’ve written, and the harsh truth is, he didn’t, doesn’t and I wonder at times if he ever will?! This isn’t because I’m a bad writer, I know that and Simon always reminds me of that, however I’ve learned that all feedback is good feedback. Especially when delivered in the right way. It’s a learning curve and that’s what I am here for; to learn. Also lets be honest, if you know him, Simon is a raging control freak and is going to have a say in everything; now, forever, always. That being said, I have definitely learned a lot already and my writing has improved, I have to give the team credit for that.
What am I really enjoying in my intern role? I have written many different articles on a number of different topics since starting; not all of them I understood if I’m honest. I have to admit, I did Google ‘what is Product’ after Adrienne briefed me on her first article idea. I totally think more people have done that than are willing to admit. Being even more honest, this is not a world I ever imagined myself in, but it’s definitely a world I’ve enjoyed being in. Being a member of Digital 51 has pulled me out of my comfort zone and I actually can’t thank them enough for it.
Before my internship with Digital 51, I have had a couple of different part-time jobs along-side my studies, but this is the first time I’ve walked into a place and felt like I’ve had a purpose. This is the first time I’ve felt like I’m in a place I want to get experience from. It feels great. Something as small as having my own email for Digital 51 and sending out a group emails to the team has been, was a great morale booster.
My plans for the future are to definitely keep writing. I know that, it’s my passion. Other than that, for now I just want to enjoy my time and the challenge of Digital 51 and keep hoping that Nando’s will get some more chicken in stock. Explaining chicken is not available in a chicken restaurant is even harder than writing about Product!
Anyway, enough about me, I must crack on!
This article was written by Chloe Brown, Marketing Intern, and passionate writer for Digital 51.