Bryony’s third and final blog.
Hello, me again, Bryony. That work experience girl you all know and love to hear from. I have been here over a week now at 2BU and feel sufficiently confident just mucking in and getting on with anything I can help with. I feel really involved in all the different projects, which is great for me, but sadly there is something that has been on my mind causing me a bit of bother in my time here. I haven’t quite had the courage to speak up yet, and I didn’t want to make a scene, but I need to be brave and come out and admit it. Being in the countryside is great and everything, but Elspeth the wasps are scaring me. Right, said it now. I’ll move on.
Today I decided that it is about the right time to give myself a title, and am labelling myself Research and Production Intern so that I can feel all big and clever. The fact that I am 5ft 2 and sometimes a little bit gullible is irrelevant if you ask me. Therefore, if you don’t mind loyal subjects, that is how you will refer to me from now on, because honestly, it sounds nice on my CV. Now you know that I am a Research and Production Intern, I can tell you where I fit into the production company and help out Elspeth, the boss. Having thought I had finished my degree it was surprising to have to snap back into the role of student whilst I helped put together a report on children’s engagement with science. I found that I actually did this much quicker and probably a little more professionally than I did my uni work, so that perhaps doesn’t bode well for when I receive my results! I have also been involved in mind-mapping programme name ideas, writing character profiles, helping to draft very important emails and getting to be all creative. What a learning curve a week and two days has been! And to demonstrate how hard life really is here, I even get lunch made for me too! I am having the most wonderful time here, and I will be sad to go. It is so nice working for someone who really appreciates what you are doing, especially when it is their business and their neck on the line. And I know what it is like to be treated badly by a boss, last year I worked in a horrid call out centre where ‘rude’ doesn’t even come close to how you were spoken to as an employee there. As for my future after 2BU, I have absolutely no idea where I am headed. Fingers crossed I’ll get some winning numbers and sail my yacht around the Caribbean. But as far as 2BU is concerned, I know it’s moving full steam ahead and some big things are going to happen here. If my word isn’t enough, some VIPs have said so too. Can’t disclose who yet, that is for the inner circle to know and you to find out.