My name is Jemima and I will be working with Rebecca and Realise for the summer as a Digital Marketing Intern! I am currently studying for a degree in Digital Marketing in Birmingham and I have just finished my first year. I am looking to gain more experience within the Digital Marketing world alongside my studies. I am super excited to learn more about SEO optimisation and blogging, as well as boosting my CV for future job prospects.
Lets get started with the Q&A...
What are your career aspirations?
At the moment, the main thing I am focusing on is gaining as much experience as possible within this industry and I am so pleased I have the opportunity to do so with Realise. The dream would be to complete a masters degree in fashion marketing and combine my digital and fashion knowledge to work for a company like ASOS or Topshop on their social media channels.
What was your first job role?
My first and only job I've ever had was working in a cafe as a waitress in my home town of Shrewsbury, I have been there since I started college in 2015 and I love it! I have always loved the idea of earning my own money and this job boosted that for me. 3 years later I have developed amazing relationships with everyone I work with, they are like family to me. I'm such a sociable person so I love chatting to customers and making their experience the best I can.
Microsoft or Apple?
This is a tough one, I've grown up using Microsoft and PC's, all of the computers at school and college were Microsoft. But now I am fully an Apple user. My whole family has Apple devices, even my Grandma! Now I have been using Apple devices for so long I could never go back to Microsoft, also I think my Dad would kill me if I came home with a Microsoft device, he's a 'tech-head' like me.
Favourite Subject at School?
A lot of people my age complain about school, but for me it was the best 5 years of my life. I pretty much loved every lesson but ICT was definitely my favourite! I've always loved and been interested in ICT, making and designing websites is one of my favourite things to do and before I discovered digital marketing and my love for business studies at A Level, I wanted to be a website designer.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Without fail the first thing I do is check my phone. My parents seem to think I'm addicted to my phone because I'm on it so much... (sad, I know!) I always reply to any messages and emails first, then scroll through all my social medias, like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I finally drag myself out of bed, get a juice (because I hate tea and coffee) then start my day.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up I've had so many different career paths I wanted to go down, from archeology to midwifery, even wedding planner! I've always been aspiring towards great things, it wasn't until I was in my second year of sixth form that I decided what I actually wanted to do when I left college and university.
What do you hope to gain working as a Digital Marketing Intern at Realise?
Whilst completing my Internship at Realise, I hope to gain as much hands-on experience within this industry and with the help of Rebecca, will be able to widen my skill set whilst applying the things I have learnt so far at University.
I'm really looking forward to starting more work with Realise and you'll be seeing some more blog posts from me over the next few weeks too!
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