Ahead of my six-week summer break from Pontypridd High School I decided to set myself a challenge; to do something more productive with my time, aside from blowing up buildings on COD (Call of Duty, obvs!).
I decided I would work, but I didn’t want to just work in a café or a shop like the rest of my friends. I wanted to challenge myself. Cue S3 Advertising, the leading advertising agency in Wales, specialising in creative media planning and buying.
I have now been interning at the S3 Cardiff office for four weeks.
During this time I have learned a lot of things, from assisting with photo shoots, proposing ideas for creative pitches, completing an agency based exam where I had to learn about all aspects of the agency and my biggest achievement to date: passing my Google Adwords exam, making me the youngest person in the UK to be Google Adwords certified.
Thanks to the friendly, professional and motivated staff at S3, the invaluable skills I’ve learned and a great insight into all aspects of media and advertising I have made the decision to pursue a career in media.