2019: The year everything changes

I’m sat here writing this and feel like I’m asking the same question as every year – where did that year go? It feels like so much happened but so fast. How on earth is it 6 months since I left placement and how am I now less than 6 months away from finishing University? I feel like I’m in a stage of my life which is just on fast forward, it only feels like a few months ago I saw 2018 in with the girls from work. Even though the year flew by once again, 2018 had some of…

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The final decision – masters, travelling or a job?

Growing up has all been for this moment. The moment when I leave education and enter the big world of work. It is a moment that has always seemed so far into the future but it is now fast approaching. The day I (hopefully..!) get to put on that gown and cap will be one of the proudest moments of my life. There have been plenty of stepbacks so prepare for many photos on Instagram, I’m sure of that. In a matter of months, I will no longer be a student. Instead, for the first time in 18 years, I…

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#ThursdayThought on the future of PR with Molly Aldridge

This week on #ThursdayThought I am joined by Molly Aldridge, the global CEO of M&C Saatchi Public Relations to talk all things ‘future’ for the PR industry. Molly Aldridge is the Global CEO and Co-founder of M&C Saatchi Public Relations. She joined the agency with the international remit of continuing to grow both the UK and global PR expertise across the group worldwide. The agency is now operational in ten markets. She has big agency experience including Cohn & Wolfe, Hill & Knowlton and Weber Shandwick, and was previously the Global MD of Slam within IPG, which she set-up in…

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Building your own community and stepping out of your comfort zone

Stepping out of our comfort zones is scary. It is never going to feel right but it isn’t meant to be easy. Sometimes though, stepping over that line we’ve drawn into the sand ourselves can bring the biggest opportunities. That line we have drawn for ourselves is full of all the things that make us feel comfortable and familiar with but that’s the point, it’s drawn by ourselves and familiarity. I recently had a chat with a second-year student who was looking for advice and information on the internship I’ve just completed. It’s almost the reason behind this post (she…

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Back to student life – has placement helped?

I guess when you go on placement you don’t think about how different things will be when you go back to University, it’s not the first thing on your mind. My housemate and I knew it would be a struggle going back to University after placement considering how much we loved working over essay deadlines (sorry Joyce) but I hadn’t considered how weird it would feel. By the time I finished interning in the summer, I had been in 9-5 full-time employment for the longest time in my long 21 years of life (scary, hey). I’d gone straight into an internship from…

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