At the end of my second year at the University of Nottingham, I spent the summer interning with Bulletin PR. As an English student specialising in Creative Writing, my knowledge of the financial sector was minimal, but I was interested in pursuing a writing career.
I joined the team for eight weeks and learnt about different aspects of the job; monitoring media coverage, press releases, pitches and writing content for client websites. My largest project was creating a guide to investing, aimed at twenty-somethings like myself who were mostly unfamiliar with personal finance. I researched, read a lot and learnt how to write in a style different to that of the essays I was used to.
In my final week I joined Chris on an overnight trip to Amsterdam for a writing course with partner firm Bellier Financial. I enjoyed the training and the opportunity to talk to other PR professionals in a beautiful city I hadn’t visited before. It was a brilliant experience to round off the internship.
I stayed in touch with Bulletin and halfway through my final year of university I was offered a graduate position. It has been a strange year in which to graduate and start a new job, but it’s a brilliant team to be a part of and I feel extremely privileged. My advice to students is to apply for internships, even if you don’t know too much about the sector at first – it could lead into an exciting career.