UK Praktikum: Event Management / PR in London
Completing a three month internship in a PR agency, based in London, was definitely a valuable experience. It broadened my horizons and was perfect to apply my language skills.
After my first few days in the office, I was asked to answer the phone calls, which was absolutely helpful to improve my English. As most of my colleagues were French, we often communicated in their mother language. I really enjoyed speaking two foreign languages at the office. It gave me the chance to learn to switch quickly from English to French and vice versa. As the only native speaker in the team, I was responsible for translating English press releases into German.
Honestly, I preferred the events to the office management and administration tasks. I attended, for instance, Champaign tastings in nice restaurants in Central London that were organized by my agency. Once we were invited to a big birthday party of a "PR Guru". The venue was a very posh night club. Several celebrities and British television were present.
As living in London is really expensive I moved three times in order to save money. In the end it was worth it, because I met many different people and got to know different areas.
In general, I was satisfied with praktika's help, especially to prepare my CV and application letter. Many thanks for that!