“No day is the same because I’m always doing something different and learning something new. One of the highlights of my placement has been working at the London Film Festival where two of our new release titles premiered!”
Ella Muyot, Warner Bros
BA Management with Marketing with Industrial Experience
Ella is enjoying the huge variety of opportunities that her placement year at Warner Bros is offering her.
“Studying at the University of Exeter Business School was a great choice for me. I liked the variety of modules, the course content and flexibility offered in my degree. It also provided me with the opportunity to carry out industrial experience, which is something I always knew I wanted to do.
I’m now on my placement year as a UK Publicity Intern for Warner Bros. I knew when filling in the application form that I wanted to work there because I enjoyed answering the application questions. After applying online, I attended an assessment centre and then final interviews.
The Business School Careers Team were really helpful when applying for placement, organising company insight talks, putting me in touch with students on placements, checking over my CV and giving really helpful feedback.
I work mainly on Home Entertainment Publicity campaigns. My usual day would consist of working with agencies on these campaigns, briefing them on our objectives and ensuring that they have the right assets and materials. It’s great because I get to lead my own titles independently and work with so many different people, meaning that I get to learn a lot more than just publicity – marketing, creative services and even finance. Within my role, I also get to work on new release films by assisting in premieres, press junkets and press screenings.
No day is the same because I’m always doing something different and learning something new. One of the highlights of my placement has been working at the London Film Festival where two of our new release titles premiered!
I’m learning a lot about time management and prioritising because I often have to juggle my daily standard jobs with unexpected tasks, such as being asked to help out with an event. This can be quite stressful but I’ve definitely developed the ability to work under pressure. As well as this, attending and leading meetings with such a variety of people has helped to increase my confidence, made me more self-assured with my decisions and developed my communication skills.
My placement is definitely going to help in my future career. I think that the knowledge that I’ve gained about PR and media from experienced people and from the job itself is a good foundation. Talking to my colleagues has given me a great insight into what path I need to take for my future career. I think I’d like to stay in the film industry and keep working in PR but also would be interested in learning more about Digital Marketing.
My advice to other students going on a placement would be if you don’t ask, you don’t get so decide what you want to learn and achieve by the end of the year, tell your manager and get it done!”