July 20th, 2012
Come Monday morning I found myself strangely calm due to the reassuring comments on this blog so I shall now attempt to present future interns with that same level of reassurance!
As another one of those ambivalent English students who has no definitive idea of their future careers I really wanted the opportunity to dip my toes into as many industries as possible. Due to Unsworth Sugden’s varied work in PR, Advertising, Marketing and Web Design it was an obvious choice!
Upon arrival, Hannah the Director of PR warmly welcomed me to the company and as a previous Southampton University English student herself we had lots to talk about! I was given a varied list of tasks for the week, fortunately enough to keep me busy. I was then given a tour of the company and introduced to the seemingly exhaustive list of names and friendly faces.
Once I settled down at my desk to work I was thrilled to see that my tasks were indeed real jobs for the company. Hannah had made every effort for me to feel that I was being useful and was truly part of the PR department. A small sampler of my jobs included; shopping for promotional products; researching events for advertisement opportunities; compiling media directories; creating presentations and writing blog posts. My fellow colleagues were continuously helpful yet not overbearing and luckily very patient over my constant mispronunciation of the company name. (A note for future interns – practice beforehand!)
Soon enough my brief but busy time at Unsworth Sugden was over. I’ve a learnt about what the role of a PR agency is and how Unsworth Sugden is specifically designed to meet every customer’s needs regardless of size. Even more surprisingly for such a trim office is the copious amounts of cake, doughnuts and brownies everyone consumes!
If you are looking for experience in a lively yet productive agency then Unsworth Sugden is the place for you. I’d like to thank everyone for having me but specifically Hannah, Dave, Kayleigh, Sarah and Sophie in PR for being so welcoming!