The English and Journalism course I have undertaken at BCU has enabled me to find valuable experience in the creative industry of social media and the vital role that the coordinators play within growing independent companies. My passion for photography and videography has seen me create and edit a video for a community-centred company to promote what they do. Knowledge from my course has given me skills to thrive, engage, and communicate well in my various placements. This has ultimately prepared me for a career path entailing the handling of social media and my enthusiasm and hard- working qualities have set me up well for this.
Aside from my academic studies, I volunteer in a youth group at my church which has developed my communication skills in various age groups which is something that will be of prime importance in the social media industry. The context and audience of social media varies majorly and therefore, I believe this experience has allowed me to understand and gain better insight into the approach of the potential social media work I will undertake when I graduate.
I am a well-rounded individual whose academic and extracurricular experiences have developed my drive for a career in this industry. This, combined with my strong willingness for life-long learning, is what makes me suitable for this career.