Epiphany Abroad

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After 2 weeks in sunny Costa Blanca – Spain, I’m now back in rainy Manchester, and of course – back to blogging! I thought my first blog post-holiday should be about what has been on my mind whilst in Spain.

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I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my future and my career and what’s coming up in the next term of Uni. When I go back into what will be my 2nd year of University, I’ll be starting “Agency Life” (which is one day a week in an unpaid job in the industry related to your course – in which we get graded on), I’ll be going to my other lectures and also working. But another important factor will be applying for my Sandwich year – this is a year after the 2nd year and before the final year in which you can choose to work for a year in industry, to gain money and experience and maybe even use it to help with your final dissertation. Since my course is called Advertising and Brand Management I could take a number of different routes in choosing a job for my sandwich year. I could go into advertising, marketing, digital, branding – most routes I choose will be a guess if I’ll like them, as I’ll have had no previous experience – aside from marketing. Now for a lot of research into my possible choices.

I thought once you’ve decided what University you want to go to and what course you want to study the big decisions stop for a few years – but they keep on coming!

I would also like to thank Mama O for the Liebster Award she nominated me for http://gomamao.com/2013/07/23/virtual-hug-received-thanks/ – I didn’t know what this was when I first read it but after a lot of researching on Google I think I just about understand the concept. And a huge thank you to her no less. I’ll be replying back to this hopefully in a few week once I know who to nominate!

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2 comments

  1. Yes, the decisions do keep coming even after you’ve selected a major. Being on the Marketing side, I have always felt more closely tied to the business and other functional areas – most of all sales. I have met people who have worked at ad agencies and have been happy to move to in-house marketing for better compensation (though less variety in compared to working for different clients). I am sure your work experience will help you decide which area you prefer! Often as marketing people, we end up getting a lot of work sent our way, so a broad background helps! Hope my U.S. insight may be helpful….good luck, and don’t stress.

  2. Thanks for your advice, it’s helpful to hear from all different people! I’m hoping the work experience will give me a major insight into what’s right or wrong for me and give me a clue as to what to apply for. Only a couple of months now till I find out!

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