So it’s the week of valentines – week of love. With this theme in mind, I wanted to share with you the reasons why I love my placement!
- I love my placement because I get to be CREATIVE
Nothing is better than having the creative freedom of being able to contribute your ideas for campaigns etc and not being judged for how stupid some of them may sound. I feel so comfortable sharing innovative ideas with my manager because I know she will not judge and is always supportive of wanting me to do better and be creative! Ok – well sometimes there are rules I mean you can’t go against the Careers+Placements branding 😛
- I love my placement because I have learnt NEW things
This ties into my first point. Development is really valued in Careers+Placements so I was able to gain access to Premier Pro (a video editing application) to do some cool stuff to take social media to the next level. As a result, I learnt how to make giphs and used this effectively in a campaign 😉 – you see two benefits out of one thing LOL.
Here are few examples below of some of the giphs I have made. You best credit me – just saying! 😛
Season’s Greetings! We hope you’re having a fantastic day wherever you are and however you’re spending it! pic.twitter.com/xhYqbxbCoE
— Aston University C+P (@AstonCareers) December 25, 2017
Happy New Year! We hope you have an amazing 2018! pic.twitter.com/L73PSxw84V
— Aston University C+P (@AstonCareers) January 1, 2018
- I love my placement because I feel like I am making a contribution – well I hope!
Honestly, I feel more productive than ever before! I feel like I am making good use of my time at work and this has enabled me to be very time conscious! I worry so much about time going fast now that I am trying so hard to make the most of this year. But anyway, I feel so pumped when I’ve ticked off my to-do list, I actually feel unstoppable, I feel like I can conquer the world LOL.
- I love my placement because it is PLACEMENT YEAR! (ovs)
Placement year means some chilling out time, no exams or reading to do (oh that reminds me I need to do my placement assignment ugh). You work 9-5 and after that, you have free time. Imagine what you can do with that. Complete your life goals! So this is the time where you can take a break from studies and get to understand yourself bit better and what you want from life. It has been a big soul-searching few months LOL (in terms of career). I am so happy I have been able to tick off some of the items from the to-do list that was there since I was a teen LOL embarrassing!