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Working at Data Advance: Mariam’s Diary

Date: 1st November 2013   Author: Mariam

Hello!

I’m Mariam, Data Advance’s Marketing & Project Management intern. Having spent a busy 7 or 8 months at the company, I thought it’d only be fair to share a bit more about my experience so far…so if you’re a graduate, and you want to know what it’s like to work at Data Advance, then you’re in the right place! Here’s what I’ve been up to…

Working at Data Advance has been an incredible experience so far. As a fast-growing SME, there’s always projects to get stuck into, and from day one, you’re given the opportunity to really hit the ground running. In fact, on my first day, I had to give a presentation! Being challenged and being given responsibility is a key part of your development at Data Advance – the whole team invests in your learning and progress and that’s what I’ve enjoyed the most. Using your initiative is encouraged, and, as a member of a close-knit team, you have plenty of opportunities to put your own ideas forward.

I’ve also been lucky enough to work closely with both the Managing Director and Managing Partner. For example, a couple of months into the internship, I was tasked with presenting a digital marketing and events strategy to Jennie (MD) and Mick (MP).

To my surprise, following the presentation, I was allocated a budget to plan, procure and manage the development of a new website (which you’re viewing now!)! Your role is what you make it – and the more confident you are in your own ability, the more you grow! As well as the website development, I’ve also been involved in a variety of other projects, from copywriting, blogging, and creating marketing collateral, to quality assurance, client projects, research and more! I’ve also become a professional multi-tasker, as it’s often the case that you’ll need to manage multiple projects and conflicting deadlines at the same time –  the fast-paced, creative and independent nature of the role ensures that you develop new skills quickly and even identify new strengths!

Overall, Data Advance has played a fundamental role in my career development…you really do learn something new every day!

Do you fancy joining Data Advance, too?

Data Advance is always on the look-out for fantastic graduates, so if you’re interested in joining the team, click here!

About the author

Mariam is our Marketing intern. Having studied History, Mariam graduated from UCL last year and now hopes to pursue a career in marcomms. Outside of the office, Mariam likes to blog, and has a keen eye for fashion.

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