Intern Feature – Amy Bloom: An American in London
Sitting in my room six months ago, I was fed up with the same routine of going to University all week and spending the weekends at my part time job. I decided to make a change and applied for some internship roles through studentjob.co.uk. The Elexu role caught my eye straight away as it stated that I would be implementing a social media strategy for their communication channels (Blog, Facebook and Twitter) that were not yet in place. This meant I would be given an opportunity to influence the shape and feel of them, I knew straight away I wouldn’t just be making tea!
I was lucky enough to secure the internship role in February after a very relaxed group interview in Kanaloa Club in London, and I have been working with the ever-expanding team since. My role at the moment includes everything the student jobs advert said it would; the other interns and I have implemented strategies for all Elexus social platforms, of which I have predominately taken charge of Twitter. Although I have had some marketing and journalist experience before, nothing has been as hands on as Elexu. I have gained a real insight into such a competitive industry and I think the passion and enthusiasm of the staff really make Elexu a special place to work.
Recently we had another intern night, with around twenty possible candidates, it was great to see so many creative and enthusiastic minds all in one room. It’s fantastic to see a company grow and to feel so much a part of it. Also I can’t wait to work with the new interns over the summer and to learn so much from them too. It’s strange how I have been an intern at Elexu for only 4 months and I already feel like a veteran.