It has been so, so long since I last updated this thing. I would like to blame uni and my internship for taking up all of my time, but the truth is that I have been too lazy! Which is definitely one of my flaws and something that I have to work on. Speaking of uni, I just realised that I have four assignments due in the next three weeks, three of which are due in the SAME week. None of which I have actually started yet. Not only that, but I don’t even really understand the essay question for one of them. Needless to say, I am slightly freaking out. I hate those essay questions where you have to discuss a statement rather than answer a question. For example:
“In the wake of such events as the global financial crisis and climate change the goals of organisational change must move beyond those of ensuring profits. A much broader and transformational understanding of change needs to be integrated within the central purpose of all organisations.”
I have to discuss THAT. At the moment, I figure I have to talk about why we must change from just ensuring profits, what the new goals must be (note to self: include stuff about the environment and climate change), what the broader and transformational understanding of change is and how it can be integrated. But at the same time, it seems very flimsy and unsure to you. I am kinda lost. Hopefully once I listen to the lectures (yes, I know, very naughty of me not to attend) and read the corresponding readings that I will have a clearer idea of what to talk about, as well as how to research it. Sighhhhhh.
My internship is going well-ish. I have only been in three days so far, but those three days were ok. I am working with three other interns on an event that will be held later this year. I am the Marketing intern and there is also an Event Coordinator intern, and Graphics Design intern and a PR intern. At the moment there is a tiny bit of confusion about just what exactly we are meant to be doing at the moment - especially in regards to who does what – but hopefully it will come together a bit more this week. I am pretty excited about it and I really hope it goes well. After uni I want to try and get into the field of fashion marketing, but I am worried that I have no experience whatsoever. This is my second internship and is a bit closer to what I want to do, my first one being with a small dance theatre company. So hopefully it will look good on my resume. I am just worried that I won’t have enough experience compared to a whole bunch of other people, especially because the course I am studying at my uni has no practicum components, while a lot of other unis require students to log A LOT of hours. Also, if I really want to get anywhere I will probably have to move over east and thus will have to compete with students from the east coast as well! Ultimately it would be awesome to work with a fashion brand or at somewhere like Sweaty Betty, but I am really worried that those are nothing more than pipe dreams.
Thinking about the future sucks.