I thought I would try something new and write regular updates of my work experience at Evelyn PR. Let me know if this is something you guys are interested in - I know I like reading stuff like this but everyone is different!
Evelyn PR is a boutique PR agency run by Sarah specialising in the beauty sector, which is great as it's something I'm already interested in. With it being a small company, the position is unpaid (however, you will find that in the PR sector, a lot of internships are unpaid - it's just so competitive!). Luckily, I've been working all year in France and I of course have my student loan, so this isn't a problem for me. I would say that if you are serious about PR, be prepared to take opportunities such as this - the experience you will gain far outweighs the lack of pay!
Anyway, I started last Monday so I've been working for just over a week now and I'm really enjoying it. Another benefit of working at a small company is that I've had the chance to do more of the 'important' things, such as emailing journalists and clients, and writing press releases! Last week started off with a client meeting, and I met the owner of one of the brands we do PR for. It was great to see the brainstorming and planning which goes into organising events. For the rest of the week, I worked with Sarah on promoting this particular event (it's huge!), as well as writing a few pieces of copy for magazines on another brand. So far this week, I've written a press release with the help of Sarah. Hopefully I'll be sending this out over the coming weeks and it would be really exciting to get some coverage from that, too.
Today, another girl joined us for work experience and by some miracle we are both bloggers, and both go to university in Birmingham - small world. However, this also makes me realise how there are lots of similarly experienced and qualified people out there. This is something we should all keep in mind for when we are job-hunting.
So, that's a quick summary of what I've been up to. Let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything else you guys would like to know.
P.S. Feel free to check out Evelyn PR, and we have a twitter too : @evelynprteam