By Matthew Cole
My first blog. 400 words. Let’s go.
I started my internship with Studio D exactly 10 days ago. Based in Covent Garden, London, this office is like no workplace I’ve ever experienced.
The constant supply of free toast, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee is enough to get me into the office an hour early most mornings. Coupled with the daily delivery of every major newspaper, getting off to a good start in the morning at WaggEd UK is easy.
The team I am in, Studio D, creates digital content for other departments as and when it’s needed. We also have our own clients who tend to be companies working in the technology sector.
Work officially starts at 9am. My workday generally consists of conducting social media audits, community management and writing content for posting on our clients’ social media channels. You’d be wrong to assume that social media is my only domain.
After being here only 10 days, I have undertaken a wide array of tasks and projects including; producing work for our largest account, running the day-to-day social media accounts for another large client and produced work ad-hoc for a number of other clients. At last count, I have worked on 5 accounts, with more in the pipeline.
Don’t expect a slow & easy welcome period. Expect to be thrown in at the deep end, contributing to accounts and producing work that is of publishable quality. Naturally, your team is there to fall back on, but it’s nice to know that your work is valued immediately.
There are two key characteristics I have identified that are vital to your success within WaggEd. The first is to ask questions. If you are unsure about anything, ask anyone in your team – they’ll be happy to help. The second is to be proactive. Don’t just sit and wait for work to come to you. It will come, but more will work will arise if you actively go looking for it.
The office is full of diverse characters. Many of my colleagues here are from America, who have come over to London to share their knowledge and learn from the UK guys.
My first blog: done. 423 words. Who knows what the next 81 days will hold.