Calling all Bournemouth Students! 5 Reasons why you shouldn't miss our event
We're heading to Bournemouth University on Tuesday, 23rd April and here's why you'd be a fool not to attend (to make this trip possible we've partnered with recruiter Superstars. Check them out for some great opportunities).
1. Amazing and free
We know, we know. Exams, dissertation, hangover, blah, blah blah. We've been there. But trust us when we say that these kind of events won't often be available to you at the low, low price of free once you leave uni. Stop making excuses and make the most of them now because something like this could cost you well over £100 after you graduate. You'll also stop getting free McDonald's burgers - prepare yourselves!
2. Hear from the best minds in the industry
Learn from the men and women who truly have their fingers on the pulse. Find out what's happening in the industry and what you need to be doing to get there. We've got some great speakers lined up (see below for a list) and you'd be foolish not to grab the opportunity to come and learn from them.
3. And then network with them
Ever heard the phrase "It's not what you know but who you know"? Well you should probably know your stuff too, but knowing the right people can definitely help you break into the industry and land your dream job.
This isn't a guest lecture where someone talks at you and then quickly legs it before you've even got out of your seat. All our speakers will stick around because they'll want to talk to you. So say hi to these people, ask them what you need to know and don't leave without their email addresses!
4. Meet the futurerising team
We don't mean to blow are own horn... well maybe a little, we are pretty cool people. Getting to know us can benefit you in numerous ways:
- We're an endless source of advice for you to contact whenever you like.
- Between us we know quite a few people. So if you want to get into a particular part of advertising, we might know someone who's already there and can help out.
- Want to get your name out there? Chat to us about writing articles for the futurerising site or getting your work featured.
5. Last year was great. This year will be better
But don't take our word for it. Here's what some of the students said about the event last year:
"the futurerising event has given me lots of innovative ideas and a fresh perspective" (Emma Sweet)
"Thanks very much, was very good and definitely worth coming to" (Lucy Amor)
"It has been a great insight into the industry, definitely answered the questions I had" (Emily Ridgwell)
"Interesting and entertaining. In fact it was so good that I went and joined the futurerising team!" (Jim Compton-Hall)
And of course many of last years attendees are still at BU so if you're still not convinced, ask them if it's worth it. We're confident their answer will be yes. You can read about last year's event here.
6. Oh go on, here's a 6th reason.
Free beer and wine! So it's not to be missed. Here are all the details you need.
Tuesday, 23rd April
2pm to 6pm
Allsebrook Lecture Theatre
Adam Oldfield, Project Manager, Mobext
Becky Maybury, New Channels Business Development, Marks and Spencer
Charlotte Wheatley, Account Executive, Proximity
Donald Fogarty, Digital Analyst and Strategist, BrandPie
Helen Lawrence, Strategist, BBH Labs
James McBennett, Founder, Fabsie
Stephen Buss, Freelance Creative Copywriter
Will Harvey, Senior Account Manager, Proximity
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