Lewis Ongley

Lewis Ongley

COURSE:
Journalism

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Personal statement

Hello, my name is Lewis. I am a third-year Media and Communications student at Birmingham City University. I am currently still studying, but I am also working part-time as a Marketing Executive for a group of companies, and am hoping to go full time after completing my degree.

In my three years of studying at university, my career prospects have changed greatly, as I have tried to experience as much as possible in different areas of the media. After initially signing up for a Journalism specialisation, I have decided to opt for a marketing and PR related career. Due to the nature of my course, I was able to pick modules outside of my specialisation, and as a result, I have gained knowledge and expertise in a variety of disciplines including web design and promotional culture.

My work experience placement in Summer 2019 introduced me to a career in marketing as I worked as a Marketing Assistant for several weeks. After experiencing the diverse nature of the role, with tasks ranging from blog post writing to video production, I was soon convinced it was the right job for me. And as an added bonus, I was asked if I would consider a full-time position at the company after finishing my degree. After some further correspondence, I agreed to work part-time from February 2020, going into full time upon completion of my degree.

This has given me ample opportunity to further hone and practice my skills in a real-world environment where my work will contribute towards a wider effort in support of the company. Although it might seem like throwing myself in at the deep end, I have loved every second, and am only learning more and more with each new task set for me.

Visit my website for a selection of my work from both university and commercial projects.

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