I completed my second work placement for Perfect Wedding magazine in the last week of July. It was everything I had hoped it to be and so much more. This placement was filled with so much fun and it really did give me a sense of what it's like in the media industry. I had so many responsibilities and worked on content of my own. I had features given to me and I had to prepare the images, companies and text included. To be given this much work independently and the trust was wonderful. I felt as though my thoughts mattered and the response I got from it all was incredible.
I've completed not one, but two work placements at Immediate Media now and I still can't believe it. I used to dream of getting a work placement at an amazing media company and to say that this summer I've completed two is incredible. In my second year of university I was the fashion editor of the newspaper and it was published fortnightly but this is the first paid publication in a magazine that I've been in.
I was so sad to be leaving the placement and I really can't wait to go back there. The icing on the cake of this work placement was finding out that I'm going to be published in the upcoming issue of the magazine, which was released today. So I can finally say I've been published in a magazine! So here it is, Perfect Wedding magazine, Issue 125 with some of my work inside!
I am most proud of this page, I came up with the idea of the 6 Top Secret Venues, found all venues and wrote all the included text. I can't believe it got published with very few changes! This is definitely a day that I'll remember for a long time!
This has always been a dream for me, and although it is only a one off it's the start of things to come and I've achieved something that I have always wanted to do. Yes I've been extremely annoying a tabbed every page I worked on and yes I'm going to show everyone page by page - even if they don't want me to.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for my career in the media but one thing is for sure - it starts here!