After graduating in June of last year, I went through countless applications determined to get my foot in the door in the wondrous world of PR, and I seemed to have really hit the jackpot when in December I got an email back confirming an interview time and date with Big Cat’s PR team!

I joined the pride during their Christmas party, and it was a great welcome! I was made to feel a part of the team from the very beginning, I knew straight away the months to come were going to be filled with lots of fun and more importantly, a lot of learning!

When I joined I had some knowledge of PR but not enough to be certain that it was the career for me. Fast forward to February, and Big Cat has totally changed that! I’ve learnt how to use different research tools, write a press release and sell it in, use google analytics, and confidently use a coffee grinder (a skill I will carry with me for the rest of my life!). As I go out into the real world, I’ll be feeling more confident than I would have done before undertaking this internship.

I honestly could not have asked for a better place to start my journey into the world of work. I’ll most definitely miss working in such a fast paced, fun and hard working environment.

As I bow out of this incredible experience I’ve been asked to give some of my top tips for being a successful intern, so here goes!

  • Be inquisitive, the Big Cat Pride is filled with intelligent creatives that have a wealth of experience and knowledge, take in as much of it as you can!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help, the team have been great mentors to me and answered every question I have ever asked.
  • Above all, have fun! The team are witty, pun masters that really do know how to work and play hard!

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