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The value of experience

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14:57 PM | 10 January 2012

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Being an undergraduate with account management aspirations I cannot place too higher value on the internships I have been lucky enough to complete in my first 2 years of University at Lancaster.

Being an undergraduate with account management aspirations I cannot place too higher value on the internships I have been lucky enough to complete in my first 2 years of University at Lancaster. Its not so much the fact that it looks good on your CV, but more the fact that it gives you so much more to talk about during interviews and in tricky grad scheme applications.

My first internship was with clothing retailer, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill. At this stage I was unsure whether I wanted to work client or agency side of the marketing industry and whilst EWM gave me great insight into the real world of marketing, I quickly realized that working on one company with one ideology just wasn’t for me and that agency life was to be much preferred. 

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