A day in the life of an Innesco internDigital Manager
Heading in on the first day, keen and wide-eyed since 6am, I’m praying this isn’t going to turn out to be a tragic case of a glorified kitchen assistant, with teas and coffees at the ready for the next month or so. Great start, thrown in to a meeting for a high profile pitch first thing. Keen to contribute, but considering I’d only been in the building for an hour, I constrained it to pointing out a grammatical error on the draft slide. I left the meeting room thinking, I might actually learn something at this place, and I have been. I’ve been here for nearly three weeks now and it’s exactly what they said it would be, fast-paced, exciting and alongside experienced professionals who although busy are happy to show you the ropes.
The field was a little new to me, coming from an Architectural and Planning background, but it’s turned out better than I thought. I’m soaking in as much as possible and mastering Google research. As a helping hand to anyone in the office, I can be assigned tasks from a huge range of projects, from some of the bigger international projects to smaller UK based ones, the range of scales is ideal for learning as much as possible during my time here.
PR and marketing is just like any other industry, it’s what you know, who you know and how careful you are with mixing the two. And now that’s precisely my task, I know some things, I’m with the right people and now I am learning how to deliver. It has not all been without its challenges, it has of course been tough squeezing in time to scoff three chocolate birthday cakes in the past week – who ever knew there were so many birthdays in April, as well as experimenting with Swedish chalky liquorice from the recent MOOD Stockholm project, but I think I can definitely keep trying!
Jindi Pank, Intern