Eureka!!!

OH MY GOD! I  had the best day EVER and the best part was I was all by myself imagine how happy I would be if I was out with others, I’m currently spreading happiness in my household eeeekkkkk…. nothing and no one can bring my mood down.  The advertising and creative industries workshop I mentioned  in lifeisfunbeingme was AMAZING! 

I wrote pages and pages of notes down, its always interesting to hear the stories of creatives in the industry and I have realised that their story of how they became who they are always differ but I always find they have one thing in common and that is OPPORTUNITY. They always mention how they did something and then the opportunity came along and that opened doors for them which allowed them to network, grow and get to where they are today. 

All creatives advise the same thing and that is perseverance, those that become intimidated by the industry because of competition and rejections will not make it you need to be strong and keep at it, because an opportunity for you will happen and those that give up, give the opportunity to someone stronger than them. 

This workshop really opened my eyes to the opportunities around me and what I want to do, to be honest as much as I love writing, have had the passion inside me since I learnt how to write my first sentence and cannot shut up if I start talking about my blog. I’m not good at it, some of you may think, ‘Aww she’s wrong, I love reading her lifestyle blog lifeisfunbeingme!’ but maybe that’s because I write it how I speak, yet this has grown to be my writing style you should see how much I beat myself up when I have to write for someone else. I panic because I worry that I’m not good enough, I hate writing reviews they are my ultimate pet hate but I love writing opinions, updating lifeisfunbeingme and getting my opinion across through writing, I’m pretty good when I’m pissed off, I just have to write it on paper and sometimes it turns out to be some of the best work I have ever done. When I know I have to write something that has to abide by certain rules and make sure I tick everything off the checklist, I lose the spark, you should see my essays I dread doing it because I find it so hard whereas here I let go and write whatever I want and how I want my blog is my freedom and no one can dictate how I should maintain it.

I might be repeating myself here but for my module creative industries and professional practice we had to do a project in a media industry where I was assigned to create a pitch for a magazine and I cannot believe I am saying this but when I started it I was absolutely terrified but the more I got into it, the more I got into my task, I ended up enjoying myself so much that I think I may want to work in the creative side of the industry and not editorial, I know it’s been my dream to write since I was a child but I think I want to take the path of brand management and see what doors it opens…

I now know what steps I want to take after graduation, first thing tomorrow when I go home for my hospital appointment and see my parents I am going to sell myself to them hoping they will employ me for my first project so that I can start to build my portfolio, I can become a someone and start to get my name recognised in the big wide world.

Aww today was just amazing, the inspiration you get from these talks is just brilliant I have a massive smile plastered on my face, I sang the whole way home in my car with the radio at like 100 and that smile is still there whilst I’m writing to you guys. I feel even more motivated to go just for it and I feel like I could write for ever. I am so happy with myself that I made the effort to go as opposed to going to my lecture which is the one I dislike the most, I just think imagine IF I didn’t go I wouldn’t have had the chance to gain an insight into 5 peoples working career in the industry I want to be working in, I wouldn’t have realised that brand management is what I want to do and I wouldn’t have realised that as much as I love my work placement, I have decided to leave in September and chase the world to see what else is there. I will always be grateful for all the things they have done for me, for giving me that chance to grow, to find out about the industry but doing admin for the rest of my life is not what I want to be doing, I want to be creative. I thought to myself that I don’t think I really take advantage in being there, and next time I go in I should show them what I am capable of by working on a campaign in my spare time and say these are my ideas what do you think? Can I come in and work on it with your guidance so that I can prove myself? If there is one thing that I learnt today, its in the creative industry you can’t apply for a job in a conventional way, you need to do it creatively to show your future employer you are worthy to be employed because you wow’d them by being creative and doing something different. 

See you soon I’m off to make my idea a reality, good luck me:)!

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Expand your contacts…

I cannot express how important it is to try and follow in my footsteps such as gaining work experience and following all the tips that I advise you to do! Many people I have spoken too seem to be impressed or amazed that I have managed to do all of this…. Maybe I sound a bit cocky or in your opinion I am doing it wrong and you can do it better or maybe I could do more!

BUT

because of work experience I have become quite good friends with the receptionist who has a passion for making films and said to me that I too should pursue what I like because no one is going to hand it to you! So she makes films & I write no tells me to, I just do it! I got into blogging as an editor I work with introduced me to WordPress. I now attend blogger events in my city, where I have the chance to meet new people, interact and network with others who also blog & write. At the first blogger event that I went too, I met the PR team of my city’s shopping centre who have said to me the opportunity is there if you want to get some work experience with us! I would be a fool not to take it!! This could lead to more opportunities my only advice to you is once you’ve got your foot in the door hold onto what you can and from there you will only blossom…

I will be eternally grateful to the PA of my placement for not throwing my letter asking to come in for work experience away and instead giving me that chance. If they would have said no I would not be here today writing to an audience who I know is out there reading my words!

Love

Rosa

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All Tips have been uploaded

Dear Followers,

I have spent the great deal of today writing up tips and advice for you all to get work experience if you are looking for some. If you click on the TIPS categories  you will be able to see all of the blog posts available to you. 

Thank you in advance for checking them out. 

Good luck to all that are trying to find placements, opportunities and experiences, I know how hard it is. 

Hopefully this blog will help 🙂

Rosa 

Kid President

When I hit the second semester, we were not as prepared as we should have been for the numerous deadlines that we had to complete one after the other. At the beginning of term I received an email from a 3rd year rep sending us an encouraging email to not give up as they knew how hard it was for them but also that we can do this!

Below is the link to the video they sent us…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o

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When I seen this it really inspired and motivated me, nowadays when I feel fed up or feel like giving up as I’m not getting anywhere I just watch this and re-watch this until I am motivated again because if a child can tell you to get off your backside and do something with your life then so you SHOULD!!

I thought it would be helpful to share this with you all as it really helped me, I also think you should all believe in yourselves and that you can do anything you want to just put your mind to it and never give up! 

Don’t get me wrong it will be hard to achieve the one thing that you really want in life, people will not encourage you and not support you but I see that as an excuse to use in your power… use that against them to prove them wrong in every way and show that you can do it without the support of no one. I did just that when that career advisor said your not going to get into university because you have done nothing extra to get there… 

Just look at me now! 

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I really want this, I always have!

My absolute dream as I have mentioned before is to be a writer and I am doing everything in my power to try and make it happen!

I am on several social networking websites, I have a Blog, I’m on Tumblr, I’m on Twitter where I  follow journalists, famous people, & my friends I recently followed Jeff Jarvis who I quoted in my last essay his book was quite an eye opener to interacting with Digital Media today I think I’m going to re-take his book out of the library and read it.

I have been at this work placement for almost 3 years where I have learnt many valuable things about the publishing world. I will you tell you it has also helped me decide my career path, at the end of my degree I really really want to go into publishing. I have a real idea of how this world works, hands on experience and my dream has been brought down to a level of reality, I expected top editors, I suppose I just stereotyped it to Ugly Betty, but instead it’s a bit like this book I read and of her realisation of what the glamorous world of writing is really like, I can’t remember the name of the book, but I will comment on this post the author of the book if you are interested:)

I also use Polyvore which is really good for composition of magazine layouts which I am also intending on sticking into my scrapbook & I am making a scrapbook where I have stuck in and looked at a whole years worth or more magazine and sticking in other issues along the way.

Although I should be part of the university newspaper the campus is quite far from where I live but I think what I need to do is re-watch kid president and re-motivate my self it’s all about BEING DETERMINED! !!
And lets not forget I will have my education, my degree and a mass knowledge on media theories.

I’m bound to get a job right?

If you were an employer would you not hire me?! Be Honest.

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Do work for your future

At the moment in my second year at university we have to hand in a 4000 word research project next month…this is also to help us prepare for when we need to start our dissertation.

Our teachers have also said to write something that we can show future employers it’s important that we stick to this part of our life that we want to go in to I really want to go in publishing & social media

SO…

I’m doing this essay on ‘How does a tweet on Twitter effect the influence of what you say such as tweets, re-tweets and favourites.’

Tips:
When receiving assignments where you can choose the title its helpful to apply it in the field of what you want to be going into.

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Determination

I wrote this post when my blog http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/  still didnt have a focus, the post is called DETERMINATION I think it’s important to be aspiring to want to do better, to have that determination inside you to reach the best of what you possible can, as you all know I want to write and work in a publishing company below is the content of my post… 

“I’m so DETERMINED to become a writer, it’s all I want and it’s been my dream for as long as I can remember, it’s just part of me. I really do want to become a serious writer and have a really good blog, although in this world today it’s so hard:( Especially with the virtual world of writing starting to slowly disappear! 

So I’m doing all in my power to stay one step ahead of the game, having work experience in a publishing company has helped me so much, especially as it’s also helped me decide my life path…I’ve decided once finished university I want to go into publishing, the receptionist there once told me that she wanted to make films and realised that once out of university no one is going to say, ‘Make a film for me.’ She said, ‘YOU NEED to do things your self…You need to make things happen!! I thought, ‘You know she has a point’ and she suggested to make a blog. 

At the moment I’ve just started getting into it so I don’t have something I want to always write about, right now its just anything and everything but I think there’s still time so I shall wait and see what field I shall become a professional in. 

For me my friends are super important to me that I listen to all their advice I might not always take it but I do listen, however I have a friend who studies photography and she said, ‘why not start a scrap book of magazine cut outs of things you like and annotate them so that way you can build up a portfolio so I’m doing just that! I’m starting off with More Magazine, it’s just amazing, I love it! Now that would be a dream come true working there, imagine the opportunities!!! At the moment I’m on the 4th Edition I’m doing the whole year. THAT my fellow bloggers I would say is DEDICATION & DETERMINATION!

I also think I will add in bits and bobs of what I write, although I would really like to write a book but I would not want to risk writing an idea on the internet to then be taken away from me so I might just update the progress if I ever find any time to myself, as university at the moment is such a top priority the work load is awful 😦 It may be summer before I start this project or maybe throughout the nights after all I do get my inspirations then.”

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