No two days the same
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
By Vitaliya Klimashevska
WHEN I got offered an internship I obviously got very excited, although I have never heard good things about having a 9-5 routine.
However, at Holyrood PR no single day or internship experience is the same and boring is certainly not the word I’d use!
Despite all the fantastic blog posts of ex-interns who have been through the famed Holyrood PR door, I was terrified of my first day – so terrified in fact that I forgot which door it was. I’m not sure having the Account Director, Brian, pointing me towards the correct entrance through the window was the best start possible – but at least I made an entrance!
I am just about to enter my final year of Public Relations and Marketing course at QMU therefore I thought it was the right time for me to see if I was born to be a PR expert and test out how the theory we study at university compares to the real PR world.
Being an award-winning Public Relations agency, Holyrood PR was a fantastic opportunity for me to find out what I would have to do in my future job, and more importantly learn from PR specialists.
I won’t spoil the surprise of what’s in store for interns at Holyrood by running you through my day-to-day tasks, because in reality this team will make yours different to mine. However I am more than happy to tell you that I am only through my first week of internship and I already feel part of the team.
I have learnt a huge amount so far and realised that there are plenty of areas for improvement in terms of my writing so I have a lot of practicing to do. I also found that I need to be more up to date with the world on daily basis in order to succeed in this industry.
One thing I have noticed as a student from Portugal working here in Edinburgh, is that at Holyrood you learn there isn’t such thing as language barrier. There are no excuses, you can do it – whatever it is!
I must mention and also thank the team for being extremely patient and helpful, they all seem to have a great deal of PR experience and are happy to pass their skills on to their interns.
I am about to complete my first week and I already don’t want to leave as I have found that 9-5 at Holyrood PR is exciting, fun and challenging. These incredibly busy 5 days, surrounded by such professional team, have filled me with motivation and determination for my career in PR.
It might seem a bit cheesy to thank Alie, Sarah, Ross, Chris and Craig individually, but they all deserve a mention for their support, help and patience. Roll on the next three weeks.
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Scottish public relations agency Holyrood PR in Edinburgh, Scotland, runs a rolling programme of placements for PR interns, working alongside our team of PR experts. Many of the most successful PR interns go on to land full time PR jobs with our award-winning Scottish public relations agency.View PR's Profile
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