Tuesday 11th March

Morning All,

On my way into the office I collected the post books from downstairs and once I arrived in the office I was informed to buy dishwasher tabs… I emptied the dishwasher and made sure the kitchen was clean, then got myself a bottle of water, changed the setting of the phone to my reception desk and got stuck in with opening ICAL and emails luckily there’s not much to do today… 

In between answering the phones and being ready to drop everything for whatever the editors need…

– I finished updating everyone’s movements for the week on ICAL
– Sign and hand out parcels
– Hand out the post
– Count competition entries
– Book a taxi for an editor
– Prep a meeting for the management team
– Clear out meeting room
– Book meeting rooms 

Finally I can do some dissertation, hopefully I can get a lot of university work done yay… I do really need to get this done!

In the afternoon…
– The PA asked me if I could count some money for her, I feel almost privileged that they ask me to do so as I think it shows trust to trust someone with money
– Put on the dishwasher and empty it
– Frank and send out the post

As the PA has kindly said feel free to bring in university work whilst covering reception I have been working on my dissertation and I’m so happy to proudly admit in a day I have reached the 1000 word bench mark only 9000 more to go… ahhh

See you tomorrow… 

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My summer decision… Dissertation

Apparently it’s said that when at university your dissertation is supposed to be one of the hardest decisions that you ever make, well so far! Seeing as it’s the summer holidays and I have so much free time at my disposal I thought of  trying to get a head start… 

I’m thinking of doing it on something that really interests me such as how social networks can expand your connections or look into Twitter a bit more as I did serveral essays on social networking. At my placement all the editors have told me that they wished they did it on something that they found interesting after all I am writing 10,000 words on this. One thing that is really troubling me is that a teacher once said to me that when you write your dissertation it’s helpful to write it in the direction/area of what you hope to go into… 

As usual me being me I’m torn between 2, as going into marketing of social media really interests me kind of like the film ‘Internship’ but so does Magazine publishing again kind of like ‘The Devil Wear Prada’…. 


At the moment I have come up with one title, let me know what you guys think because I asked my mum as you do but she’s not into media and I said to her I have to write 10,000 words on this what do you think? She replied with, ‘Sounds a bit boring, Rosa.’

My Provisional title… 

 ‘To what extent does the concept of key words help refine an online search’




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Thursday 27th June

Today really dragged, probably because I was so tired I couldn’t wait to get back home, it’s such a struggle for me to get up in the mornings as being a typical student I’ve got myself in such a bad routine that I cannot fall asleep before 1AM and what makes it worse is if I need to be up at 7 or before, I’m then exhausted hence today, although I would like to point out that if I do have to get up early, I will do it and get on with my day regardless… 

Today was quite a quiet day, there wasn’t much for me to do apart from obviously answering the phones…

Once I had arrived in the office, I got myself a water as you know I don’t drink tea or coffee and got stuck in with my role of being the receptionist for the day, today’s tasks were:

-handing out the post

-counting competitions

-Put some magazines away

-Signed a delivery for an editor

– Put on the dishwasher

-Empty the dishwasher

-Went to Sainsbury’s for tommorrow’s  meeting

-Frank and sent out the post

-Did the Recycling in the office 

Today was particularly good as the picture desk manager was free and was able to show me what she does on a daily basis, it was quite interesting to see how the creative side contribute to a magazine. I then had the opportunity of joining in with researching a picture for an upcoming issue and if my choices were good enough she would then put them forward for the chance to perhaps be chosen for the front cover of that issue.

Finding out what the picture desk do also helped me define what kind of area I want to go into when writing my dissertation for next year, we were simply discussing keywords when searching pictures, I had the mindset of going into the concept of Hashtagging but by simply discussing it, I sort of clicked on and it inspired me as I am really passionate about this!

Yayyy at least I can start writing it now or even just coming up with a title… 

Although I need to check if I passed second year:/ my login at the moment wont work for some reason but I’m pretty confident that  I did, the provisional scores were all a pass so fingers crossed! I’ll keep you updated….

Time for bed, this vile weather is making me feel depressed… Yawn!

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