As an undergraduate, one of the crucial experiences recommended at university is to complete an internship. I needed work experience for two reasons; to figure out my career path and to boost my employability. Luckily for me, the TaurusAcademy© internship was able to provide both over 3 months.
Despite my internship being remote due to the lockdown, I immediately felt welcomed and accepted by the Taurus family, who were able to help guide me in this new career. I genuinely appreciated the open line of communication between the Taurus team and myself as it provided a sense of clarity around the tasks that needed to be completed, especially for a newcomer in the PR industry.
The TaurusAcademy© internship provoked me to foster a more profound comprehension of knowledge, information, and theory that I had studied throughout my bachelor’s degree. Taurus has allowed me to learn and improve my personal skills, including, media production skills from using applications like Canva. Thanks to Taurus Top 6 questions, I also learnt critical thinking skills by asking questions before attempting a task. This experience exposed me to new tasks such blog writing, media tracking, media clipping and social media engagement.
Working with Taurus CEO Sharon Williams has taught me about pitching, work ethic and the importance of personal branding.
My internship exceeded my expectations. Considering I had no prior experience before Taurus, interning gave me great exposure to this field by showing how the industry works, thus ultimately leading me to decide whether PR is for me. One of my favourite experiences is how Taurus doesn’t treat you like an intern but instead like a family member. I loved that no two days were the same. Every working day contained something new and exciting, filled with possibilities to learn something new. This internship has empowered me to see my strengths and motivated me to decide on my future profession.
If you are like me and you are unsure about the PR industry, I can say that this once in a lifetime opportunity will help you make that decision.