Alice's work experience week at Together

July 23rd, 2014 / Stephanie Goodman

Last week, the Together team welcomed A-level student Alice Mayar to our offices for a week of work experience.

Alice plans to head off to uni after her A-levels, but came to us to learn more about design, copywriting, social media and account management for a potential future in agencyland.

Alice Mayar

As we’ve said before, we love working with enthusiastic and talented students in Nottingham, and Alice is certainly one of them. An overall gold-star student, she’s creative, showed initiative and had a keen eye for advertising and social media – we’d welcome her back any time!

But that’s enough from us. Here are Alice’s thoughts on her week at the Together Agency.

Alice says…

My week of work experience at Together has been interesting, eye-opening and really fun. I was slightly apprehensive about entering an office community at first, but everyone was so kind and friendly that I soon felt at ease. Being a student, I had no experience of an office environment before this week, but I now see that sitting at a desk doesn’t mean being bored – I hope all offices are this enjoyable!

What have you learned?

I have been able to gain a great insight into all aspects of the business by speaking to everyone about their different jobs and responsibilities. I have seen some of the great projects that the team are currently working on, and learnt so many different things about the process of marketing – I hadn’t realised how much there was to it!

What aspects/projects did you most enjoy?

I had the chance to run my own social media project under the guidance of the amazing Social Media Account Manager Steph, so watch out for the Together monkey coming soon!

I have also helped out with various jobs that needed doing around the office, and I was really pleased that I was trusted with real aspects of client work. I was able to sit in on Thursday’s meeting in the boardroom (with cake!) and hear about all the new projects coming up, which was really interesting.

I have also really enjoyed the working environment of the Together office and have loved getting to know everyone.

A final word…

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone in the Together office for making my experience here so useful and such good fun! I am still unsure what I want to pursue in the future, but my experience at Together has put marketing and advertising firmly on the list!

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