As of tomorrow, at 5.15pm I will have finished my two weeks’ work experience placement with The House London. It has gone unbelievably fast. Too fast even. I guess time really does fly by when you're having fun. I’m hoping tomorrow will go reeeaally slowly so that I can savour every last bit of my placement with them. This is what I would consider to be my first ‘proper’ placement that is career focused, and it’s been such a good start to showing me the world of work.
To name the projects I have worked on:
- I have designed an app, which, once polished up in document form will be taken to the Home Office to present it to them.
- I have worked on a project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in association with Cannes Lions.
- I have worked on PR releases for an app The House has designed.
- I have created a fictional advert campaign for a new perfume release.
Luckily I have not experienced any of the intern horror stories of photocopying all day, filing or making teas and coffees like there’s no tomorrow. They have fully accepted me in to the team, have taught me the ropes and provided me with responsibility. It’s been fantastic. The environment of the office is so different to those that I have experienced before too. As it’s a creative business, the ambience is relaxed and causal, which I believe encourages productivity and increases the happiness of the employees.
This placement has only anchored my excitement to enter the world of work and I could only hope I end up with a company like this after I graduate in 2014. I start my next placement on Monday, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with my progress there too. Wish me luck!