Final month of my industrial placement
So here we are at the end of what’s been an incredible 12 month placement working at RM and I have to say it only feels like yesterday that I started writing my first blog in this series of monthly updates. Looking back, I am really proud of some of my achievements in this short space of time especially acclimatising to the early starts at 8.30am! I have received such fantastic support during my year at RM from a range of colleagues enabling me to progress and develop as an individual, and for that I can’t thank you all enough.
My University programme required me to complete a business report during my placement where I had to pitch a suggestion to the organisation that would result in improving a specific part of the organisation. I was able to use my experience in events management working on the RM Seminars to present my idea to the senior marketing team, which was a challenging but rewarding experience. I received positive feedback suggesting that I had raised a convincing argument as well as some constructive points to help me develop my report.
Key learning points
Immersing myself at RM this year has given me fantastic insight into the professional world, but my top three learning points are as follows:
One thing you will only ever be able to appreciate once you have been involved in the process of organising and running events is that they take an enormous amount of time and strategic planning in order to be delivered successfully. Events are an art, and RM has certainly shown me a masterclass in how to plan and execute high quality events that yield great customer satisfaction.
To be able to successfully capture your market, you need really understand exactly who they are. Meeting customers face to face at the RM Seminars and finding out more about them has been really crucial in helping me understand this.
Working with people over a huge geographic range always has its challenges, but when we are all united by a common goal and working for the same brand it is amazing how well we as human beings communicate to make things happen. It has been a pleasure getting to know people from a wide range of cultures and see such a fine example of professionalism throughout the organisation.
It has been an honour to be a part of the Marketing and Design Team and it has been a pleasure meeting everyone else from around the company – thank you for making it a truly unforgettable experience and I wish you all the best in the future.
Finally thank you for reading my blogs, I hope you have found them insightful and entertaining!
The next step for me is to survive backpacking in South East Asia and if I can do that – I’m sure I won’t have any trouble completing my degree when I go back to university in September!