#PlacementProfile: Monique Gillies | PR Intern

Hello. Welcome to the penultimate post in my newest blog series, where I have been documenting the thoughts of placement students as far and wide as I can. Each week I have had a profile of a current placement student giving their thoughts on searching for placements, the competitiveness, how…

#PlacementYear: Month Twelve

Guys. I’m into the last few weeks of my placement. The last few weeks!!! My replacement starts on Monday but it feels like yesterday that it was my first day and I was learning everything from Charlotte. Well, trying to learn everything but feeling so overwhelmed that there was too much to…

#PlacementProfile: Ciara De Carteret | Marketing Assistant

Hello. Welcome to my newest blog series, documenting the thoughts of placement students as far and wide as I can. Each week (hopefully) I will have a profile of a current placement student giving their thoughts on searching for placements, the competitiveness, how they found the process and what they…

Influencers and their ‘Influence’

Did you see the Kim Kardashian’s Instagram post on Wednesday? With 111 million followers, there’s quite a chance you may be one of them. So I’m going to guess you have seen it. But if, like me, you are one of the extremely minor few that don’t follow Kim Kardashian…

#PlacementYear: Month Nine

I’m almost three quarters of the way through my placement. It’s all starting to get very real that I’ll be heading back to university quite soon. I received a text from Student Finance reminding me to apply again, another thing added to my never-ending to-do list. Top of that list…

Do We Share Too Much Online?

Social media. One of my favourite topics to talk about, only I haven’t really voiced those opinions on here that much. I could probably write a book on my thoughts of the internet giant, but there are plenty of books already out there complaining and praising the thing most of…

What Makes an ‘Influencer’ an Influencer?

Did you know, there are people out there, self-employed, being paid thousands of pounds just for a post on Instagram? Being taken on all-expenses-paid trips around the world for money-can’t-buy experiences, in the hopes that they will post something on their social media channels? Receiving ‘blogger-mail’ i.e free gifts/new launches…

#PlacementYear: Month Eight

Every time I write one of these I get a little bit nervous. It makes me so conscious of how quickly time moves. I’ve been writing these for eight months now, which means eight months have passed and there’s only five months left. FIVE. February – the shortest month of…

#PlacementYear: Month Seven

HOW has it been seven months?! H O W ? On a side note, wasn’t January just the longest month ever? I mean, we’re almost at the end February and those 20 days seem to have flown by quicker than the first week of January. But, alas, the first month of…

So You Think You’re Cut Out for a Career in PR?

‘Your life is amazing!’ ‘We’re all so jealous of you,’ ‘You’re living the dream!’ ‘I wish I had a job in PR,’ ‘What is it you do for your placement?’ ‘Do you get paid just to drink and meet celebrities?’ I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard…

A lot of people see what I post and think I’m having the life of Riley. They think ‘I could do her job. I could attend events, travel around London, drink prosecco and entertain influencers. Easy.’ But that’s not PR. None of those things are in my job description.