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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Final year, first week!

Hello there!

Well what a week it has been so far! Freshers is well underway, and so far the highlight has to be my first headphone disco (dancing in a silent room all wearing headphones is bizzare!). I have my first day in uni on Friday, which is a day to get us all back into the swing of it after a placement year! Cannot wait to see my course mates again!

I have actually spent this week unpacking and doing some work...! Shocking! I have dipped into a couple of marketing related books, updated my CV and starting thinking of ideas for one of my modules.

I have only just started back but I am already thinking about my career, and would love to get some advice from any employers who might read this - when would you recommend starting to apply for graduate positions? If anyone could give me advice I would be so grateful! (Obviously I don't want to seem too keen!)

Next week I am starting out on the Enterprise Society as the Communications officer - more about that to follow! And I am also considering joining the Tea Drinking Society... Watch this space!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Ciao xx 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hello from Sheffield...

All settled into my flat for the first night...alone! My flatmate doesn't come back till tomorrow so tonight I will be enjoying the company of lots of cups of tea and the telly! A massive thank you to my Dad for moving all my stuff in! (I owe you one!)

My room is nearly all sorted...but still a bit of unpacking to do tomorrow!!

I am all ready for the start of learning again, along with being the communications officer for the Enterprise society...and maybe a bit of partying?! (Sensible of course!) 

I think the library is likely to become my new best friend this year...! The modules that I will be covering are:

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Global Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Career Management and Professional Development
All sound pretty good - we shall see what lies in store with these...!?!?

If anyone has studied these or carries them out as part of their career I would be grateful for any tips/advice/etc.

Ciao for now x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Orange Juice anyone...?

Right so it is now just over a week till I head back to Sheffield...! Time is flying, and I still need to pack my clothes up, sort out my printer and goodness knows what else...I feel a list coming on! But I am excited to get back into uni life!

To me, work experience is absolutely key when it comes to my CV and being able to relate interview questions to real life situations. I believe that employers are looking for someone with experience and confidence. This week I had the opportunity to work with Orange Juice Communications.This experience included social media, communication on many different levels and much more... I absolutely loved it! Having never really been exposed to PR before this gave me a real insight and the opportunity was invaluable! I can't thank the team enough for having me! 

If anyone is looking for experience in PR and communications I would highly recommend giving these guys a shout! Check out their Twitter here, why not give them a follow, get tweeting, and who knows what might happen...?! (If you don't ask, you won't get!)

It seems surreal that in a few months time I will be looking for a job and starting being a grown up! Next thing I know it will be house hunting!

Have a great weekend! Thursday is the new Friday apparently...(?!)

Ciao x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

London Calling....!

This weekend is going to be an emotional one - my baby sister is going off to the big city (LND) to uni! I wish her all the luck in the world as she prepares to start her adventure in becoming a children's nurse! (If you read this - I will be down to see you soon, so keep your room clean!) It's got me motivated to pack up the last bits and bobs for 2 weeks time!!

I am starting a few days work experience on Monday which I am really looking forward to - hopefully it will get me back into the swing of things and get me motivated for the start of uni!! I cannot believe that I will be starting my final year in a few weeks!!

So...social media again this week...! I have been putting a lot of time and effort into my Twitter account over the past couple of weeks, so I thought I would touch the surface with this as a topic! I have been attempting to communicate a lot more on this to different people/companies and so far it's worked a treat!! I am so impressed with some companies on their ability to respond so quickly - it's incredible!! The aspect that has impressed me the most recent has been the companies who are online at 8pm and still interacting with their followers - fantastic! I think this is a key time to be reaching out as a lot of people I know believe this is a target time for people to be tweeting. Keep up the good work! (Obviously I appreciate that this only works for certain companies/sectors etc....)

If you fancy having a look at my twitter or sending me a tweet go for it :) @helenchick91

Hope you find the picture funny (sorry if not!)

Ciao x