Hey there! My name is Rebekah, I'm 20 and in my final year of studying to become a "suit" in Auckland, New Zealand.
You may be interested in the tales I have to tell about being a student/intern.
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So this blog hasn’t moved for a long while now but I thought I’d pop in for an update!
One - I’m home from Australia, have been for over a month and it feels great. Missing a few faces in Melbourne but I’m so fortunate to have had that experience. It was amazing. I’m so grateful for all that I learnt (which is a ton).
Two - The “job opportunity” in Auckland which was a large part of why I didn’t stay on in Melbourne a bit longer, ended up being pretty crap. Did some useful stuff, but ultimately it went nowhere, which is a bummer, but I’m past it and looking forward to the future already!
Three - Graduation next month!!! I didn’t count on it happening even a tiny bit until I was sure I had passed my final paper. But I got the mark this morning and it was better than expected and I’m so excited now.
Four - I’m going into DDB tomorrow! It’s just a chat, so I don’t expect anything to come of it, but I’m still excited. If anyone has any tips for leaving a lasting impression, that’d be great!
Five - Will work for food/experiences ultimately leading to food.
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Nearly three years ago now, I had finally sorted what uni course I was going into and thought that I would be able to write the old “What do I want to be when I grow up?” question off as “answered”.
Not only is this question yet to be (completely) answered, but I have about a billion more questions that need to be answered too.
Do I accept a job offer?
Why that one?
Where would it take me?
Or do I want to continue studying?
What do I want to study?
What country do I want to study it in?
What institution in that country?
Could I do two courses at once?
What will I do until the course starts?
What will I do after the further study has ended?
Where will I do it?
I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I’m absolutely spoilt for choice and every single option looks delicious, but I’m scared that either…
a) it’s going to have a licorice centre (I hate licorice), or…
b) I’m gonna suck at it and time would have been wasted. (Screw the analogy, I’m talking about my life here, people. Gosh.)
Actually, time wasted’s no biggie as long as I enjoy it and learn something from it, but still. I’d like to move onto a career asap, without wasting time on something I know isn’t reeeally me.
I’m going to grow up well before I know what I want to be, aren’t I? That is if I’m not already grown up.
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Relevant to my life.
JWT London has created a new campaign for Pro Plus targeting students in the UK. The activity spans student campuses and comprises of outdoor, ambient and online advertising. The campaign has been developed to remind students that Pro Plus can help them to stay alert, and thus revise for longer. It shows students in a number of revision situations, where they’ve fallen victims to student pranks, due to a lack of alertness.
Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey
Creative Directors: Mark Norcutt, Lawrence Quinn
Art Director: Miles Bingham
Copywriter: Kevin Masters
Art Buyer: Sue Clifford
Planner: Hilde Oord
Account Director: Nick Manson
Media agency: Mindshare
Media planner: David Josephs
Photographer / Illustrator: Alan Powdrill
Production Company: Vue
The first time I saw this video, it blew my mind. But I swear if a lecturer or guest lecturer of mine shows it one more time… Just ONE more time… There will be blood.
Not really, but every time I hear that Fatboy Slim song the first thing that pops into my head is “India has more honors kids than America has kids.” Not that I hear that song often these days.
Video researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Jeff Brenman.
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Not really. The amount I have to learn probably outweighs my current knowledge 100000000:1. But it’s so exciting when someone actually asks me for advice to do with advertising and promotion, and even more exciting when my advice works for them! :)
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