Name: Nene Udofot
Degree and university: BA (hons) Management with Marketing from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Job Title: Marketing Intern
What is it you actually do?
During my time as an intern at The Economist I worked on a variety of marketing campaigns. The campaigns where aimed at targeting the student market. I would make suggestions on which media The Economist should focus on to ensure they were able to reach the student market.
I was recently offered a new role within the company as a Customer Service Executive and I am ecstatic that the company saw that much potential in me to offer me the position after having two interviews.
How did you get into the industry?
I got into the publishing industry through the Pearson Diversity Summer Internship. The internship gave me the opportunity to undertake the internship of my dreams and it was a bonus that it was paid so it made it much easier to move to London.
Why did you decide to go into this sector?
I had always wanted to work in the media/publishing industry because I loved how innovative and fast paced the industry is. Also in this sector I knew that I would be able to let my creative side come through and I would be working with a variety of people on a daily basis enabling me to use my bubbly personality.
What do you most like about what you do and are there any downsides?
I really enjoyed being able to be creative and seeing my ideas implemented in the company
and having my ideas acknowledged by senior staff members. There are no downsides!
What advice would you give to other graduates?
The best advice that I could give any graduate coming into this sector is to have an open mind about the different types of job opportunities there are in this industry. Also you need to be prepared to work long hours and still be enthusiastic about your job. As a final point experience is key to get your foot in the door you need experience whether it is paid or unpaid any experience will eventually land you a permanent job in this industry.