Sparking student interest in internal comms
Having graduated in 2017, 44’s Claudia Williams returned to the University of Warwick to introduce students to the work of a creative agency, the life of an Editorial Assistant and the whirlwind world of internal comms…
A few weeks ago, Claudia visited her old university to discuss her journey from English Lit student to Editorial Assistant with the Warwick Literature Society.
“It was strange to be back, and on the other side of the classroom,” said Claudia. “I jumped at the chance to meet with students in the same position I was in not so long ago, and I even managed to squeeze in a visit to my old favourite coffee shop!
“I spoke about my job and 44 as a company, and I gave the students a taste of the sort of work that I’ve been involved in since joining 44 six months ago. The best part of my role is the variety I get to experience – I really wanted to share this with the audience.
“As a student I hardly knew anything about internal comms and hadn’t considered working in the industry. The event was a great chance to showcase some of the less obvious creative opportunities available to English Literature grads which use the skills they have worked hard to develop throughout their degrees.”
After her talk, Claudia offered some advice for the students, and ended her visit with a Q&A session.
“When I was at university, I knew that I wanted to work in publishing or a similar field, but I found it difficult to secure any editorial work experience. Despite hearing frequent advice that London was the place to be, I also knew that I didn’t want to head to the capital when I graduated.
“I took the opportunity to reassure current students that there are creative graduate jobs and work experience opportunities available on their doorstep if they know where to look.”
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