My name’s Nick and I’ve recently finished my first year of A-levels. The reason I wanted this internship was to gain an understanding of the world of PR; what it involves, how to do the job as well as the variety of clients you can work with.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I turned up on my first day. I knew very little about what PR entails does on a day to day basis and was eager to learn as much as possible.
There was always the worry that as someone on work experience I was just going to be making coffees, but that wasn’t the case. It was different, I was given so much more responsibility than I thought I would have been. The social media content I crafted was put online and to me that felt like a big thing. This is something that everyone can see and it was something I wrote.
My favourite thing about the whole week was the fact that I was doing proper work. Like I said, one of the main worries I had before going on work experience was that I was just going to be making coffees and watching other people do work, and I thought it might be a waste of time.
However, this was not the case. Wolfstar got me to do real tasks such as writing blogs and drafting social media posts and the whole team gave me advice and help on what it’s like working in PR. This really helped me get an idea of what the world of PR has to offer and allowed me to imagine myself doing this for a living.
The most challenging thing for me was trying to write the blog I was tasked with. The reason I found it difficult was because I had to write it in a similar tone and style to the way the blogs are usually written, and I took a little while to get into that specific style of writing.
I would highly recommend going to a smaller agency like Wolfstar. This is because I was able to experience such a variety of different aspects of PR in such a small amount of time, and met everyone from Account Executives to the MD, which you wouldn’t get in a bigger company.
After completing my week of work experience, I would definitely consider a career in PR. I really enjoyed what I did and the way I was treated and this makes me think I could see myself doing PR in several years’ time.