Csilla Kulcsar is originally from Romania, but grew up in a Hungarian family. Interested in space travelling and language tuition, one of her dreams is to teach English or Spanish to children from disadvantaged areas. She is driven by passion, not by money, and believes in second chances as everyone learns from their mistakes in order to thrive.
What attracted you to wanting to work in the creative industries?
Being creative has always been a part of me. As a child, I grew up in a bilingual family, so the need to master two languages was key and the only way I could do it was by being creative. The creative industries offer the option of personal development through one's visual perspective and my desire of working in the creative industries was particularly generated by the media world. Unlike any other industries, the media world exists to deliver information and help others. And that's what I want to do: help other people understand everything that's happening in the world.
Which advertising agency would you love to work for and why?
Ever since I've moved to London I have expanded my knowledge about the creative industries.
"...it didn't take long until I found Grey Advertising and Thinking Juice."
I started my search for the dream agency I'd love to work for and it didn't take long until I found Grey Advertising and Thinking Juice. Both of them are really great agencies that deliver creative strategies and digital transformations to brands, and most importantly, they are the leading agencies in the market. By following their work I understood the necessity of delivering customer-focused content and implementing interactive methods of satisfying the audience.
Why did you start a blog & where do you find inspiration for your posts?
The idea of starting a blog came from the thought that I needed to find a voice for myself. A voice to truly represent who I am and what I do.
"..I launched myself into the great world of media and delivered my stories effectively."
Finding inspiration is not easy, I must confess. So every time I think of writing something new, I plan ahead with a few days. My muse so far, has been the city. There's so much in London that's worth writing about: places, cafe's, people, literature. And even better, I can link all this to worldwide information and write followers-focused posts.
Interviewing people from different places in the metropolis has given me another insight to what exactly it means to be part of such a great place. By doing so, I never struggle to find a new idea for the blog: I keep a journal with quotes and themes; and when I have time, I just put the pieces together.
How did you land a placement working with London and Partners?
Working with London & Partners has been my greatest achievement so far. Being an International Student Ambassador has offered me an incredible amount of information and personal development and I am really grateful for that. I was just starting my final year of studies at Middlesex University when the opportunity of being an ambassador came through. I received an email from the Media Department saying that London and Partners are looking for an ambassador from our university; and I simply applied.
My role consisted of visiting different locations in London and blogging about them to inspire future students to come and study in London. It has been a great experience and I have been awarded the 'Most Committed Blogger' at the beginning of this month.
Is there anything you know now that you wish you'd known earlier?
Yes. One of the things no one 'warned' me about London, was the immense cultural diversity that exists here. If I had known earlier, I would've moved to London ages ago! The beauty of the cultural diversity in London is that you get to know so many people from all around the world and that is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.
"Understanding different cultures makes you question whether you know enough about the world…"
Understanding different cultures makes you question whether you know enough about the world surrounding you so I believe that being in London has given me the opportunity of better understand myself as well.
What do you get up to in your spare time?
When my schedule is free, I like to travel and take photos and, of course, blog about it! Travelling and writing are my passions and I would feel incomplete without them. Also, I read a lot: whatever falls to hand. From Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, to Austen and J.K. Rowling. I am a bookworm; I even wrote my dissertation about the impact the Harry Potter books had on literature!
Sell yourself. Why should someone hire you?
I like to think of myself as a free spirit that challenges herself as much as possible.
"I am fluent in five languages, incisive when it comes to work and devoted to my causes."
I am fluent in five languages, incisive when it comes to work and devoted to my causes. I also believe in equal rights and the importance of caring for one another; and what better way of doing so, than working in the creative industries and connecting with people. I like exploring new things and I never just do what I am told, I always wonder about more and try to dive into the immense world of possibilities.
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