The end of an era…and the end of my experience

Posted: June 29, 2011 in Opinion, Petersens News, work experience
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By Katrina Dallimore, English Language Graduate

 

As my life in Cardiff comes to an end, so does my time at Petersens. At the beginning of this work taster I entered an unknown environment, and I had no idea what to expect. Six weeks on, I have not only had the chance to work alongside some brilliant people but I have gained some valuable knowledge and skills to help me progress into the world of PR.

During my time at Petersens I have had the opportunity to embark on a number of tasks including, writing blogs, articles, and drafting press releases, research, organising client portfolios, and aiding in the production of the Petersens newsletter.

I have regularly seen the journalistic side of the media, however over the past few weeks I have discovered the importance of PR in relation to media coverage, but most of all I have learnt what it takes to be successful in such a competitive field.

Thanks to all of the team at Petersens, particularly Becci, I have been made to feel extremely welcome and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here; so much so I have decided to pursue a career in PR!  I would highly recommend Petersens to anyone who wants to gain some invaluable experience and meet some friendly people along the way.

Despite how much I have gained from this irreplaceable experience, I know there is so much more to learn. This is quite an exciting prospect and one I know I want to continue with. Nevertheless, whichever direction I take on my career path and wherever it leads me, I shall always know that I took my first steps with Petersens.

Comments
  1. petersens says:

    Katrina was a great help whilst at Petersens. Her writing was brilliant and she was able to adapt her style to the variety of tasks we threw at her. We wish Katrina all the best for the future and hope she continues her pursuit of a career in PR!

    PS. Thanks for the choccies!

    Becci Gould, Account Executive, Petersens

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