Life of an intern: Roxanne Pratley

Roxanne Pratley

Roxanne Pratley

Hi, I’m Roxy! I’m the lucky little devil that got to be part of the internship programme at Cision and I am a third year Advertising and Public Relations undergraduate.

The corporate world of Canary Wharf was a bit of a change for me from my little flat in leafy Chiswick – but one that I welcome with open arms none the less.

Unfortunately for me my internship has had to come to a close. It may be due to my slightly pessimistic presumptions on corporate life or through countless articles claiming that interns are there to simply follow employees around and make tea, but thankfully my experience has been quite the opposite.

The thing I found most surprising about the whole experience was the amount of effort everyone (and I mean everyone) I met put into the programme. My schedule was jam-packed with tasks, meetings and presentations that everyone was so willing and happy to talk to me about. There’s a real sense of pride and job satisfaction here that I have never been exposed to before. I think that the opportunities of development and movement around the company definitely seems to help.

Cision were fantastic in tailoring our schedules to relate to our future career goals and my diary consisted of the following:

· Presentations from heads of departments on their section of the business
· Developing concepts for the marketing & events team
· Shadowing account directors on their client meetings
· Writing content for the news team.
· Writing content for the digital marketing team
· Visiting the other London office for meetings and presentations with the media research team.

Having every department put so much effort into explaining their role and department was a great grounding for understanding how the many cogs of Cision fit together. My time here has been so well spent and I am eternally grateful to have got this opportunity to be exposed to the inner workings of one of the largest media intelligence companies.

Roxanne is an Advertising and PR student at The University of West London and joined us for a two-week internship as part of our University Programme (UPP).

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