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News & Views

  • 19 August 2019
  • Olivia Lewis

Experiencing work experience!

For my first ever week of work experience, I was anxious and didn’t know what to expect - plus as a student on school holidays I hadn’t woken up so early in a long time! And then trying to get a train and a tube, that was a different task altogether. Trying to figure out my way around the London underground, the reality of work experience was rather daunting.

When arriving at 3 Monkeys Zeno my nerves left though as I was welcomed by Waggers and Rachel and I was shown around the colourful “jungle” with a fun, enthusiastic, chatty team around. They made me feel very at home quickly.

Across the week I have experienced all areas of the agency: helping with Schweppes media drops; helping with news conferences to lunching and learning about marketing; having introductions into every area of the agency and sitting in on a pitch brief meeting (I didn’t understand any of the long words, but it all sounded very businessey and smart). I can honestly say my feet have not touched the ground.

I have really enjoyed the responsibility of fact finding – doing research on the most varied of topics. I never imagined how much work goes into understanding a company or how many options you have to consider before you decide what’s the right choice to make.

Coming to 3 Monkeys Zeno has really opened my eyes about the world of work and has helped me think further into my options for university and the course that I would enjoy the most. What I do know is that I hope all the work places I end up working in are as fun as the jungle! Thanks for having me Monkeys!