When I first started looking for work experience towards the end of last year, I found it a hugely stressful process. I made lots of phone calls, sent countless emails and letters to a variety of PR agencies. I eventually managed to get a place with Prova PR in Warwick. Before attending the agency, I didn’t really have much of an idea about the world of PR and was unsure if it was something I could have a career in. My week at Prova gave me a brilliant insight into the industry and made me want to learn more about PR. Therefore, when I decided to look for more work experience this summer, I found the process much easier as I knew I wanted another taste of the ‘Prova Experience’.
I was once again instantly made to feel welcome by the Prova team. Just like last time, I got the chance to experience the different areas of PR. I had a go at writing press releases, did research and observed how a PR agency works. All of which have been very important in helping me develop my skills further. I spent most of the week in an office with St John and Aimee who I didn’t spend much time with during my first visit. They were both very friendly and made me feel welcome. I enjoyed working with them and they passed on helpful advice and demonstrated the high standards in PR.
Everyone at Prova was very approachable. Sarah, who helped arrange the placement, made sure that I was enjoying the experience and was comfortable in the work place. Faye gave me work and tasks to ensure that I was never bored. She also gave me advice on how to go about the work and was always easy to talk to. I have learnt that a team atmosphere is very important in a PR business. There was a noticeable team ethos about everyone at Prova, as they all helped each other out with various projects.
This has once again proved to be valuable experience for me. I have had the chance to see the inside of a PR agency and what is involved in the day to day running of the agency. Prova also gave me the opportunity to improve my PR-related skills.
Thanks again to all of the Prova team. Hope to see you all again soon!