Some may know and some may not, but i gradated this time last year in Film and TV with a 2:1... BOOM! To me this was not at all expected. Those who have gone through the University route all know that your final year is the year which you are tested the most, not just with what you are studying but with personal situations as well. The pressure is sky high to get a good grade and to be able to leave with a degree that you loose focus on your surroundings. For me my final year consisted of loads of red bull, coffee, fags and sleepless nights! The day i handed in my dissertation i felt like i had won the lottery! So to everyone who is graduating now CONGRATULATIONS and well frickin' done!
I found out my results when i was in the airport in Barbados coming back to London, my uni friend Charlie messaged me what i had got. I was like a little kid at christmas, so happy and overwhelmed and grinning from ear to ear.
As soon as i got home, i revamped my CV, i was on the hunt for a new job and more importantly a career.
Production Base is an online network which connects employers and freelancers to jobs within the Media sector, although you have to pay for it, it's worth it. My very first interview was for a production co-ordinator role within a corporate media company. To of even been offered the interview was one thing, but i felt this was such a senior role for someone coming straight out of education, i was just going to take the interview as a learning curve.
I didn't tell anyone about the interview apart from my friend Kelly as i didn't want to have the disappointment of having to explain i didn't get the job. Any hoo, interview time... it was good, went very well. I actually felt more in love with the job after the interview and wanted it so bad. I was told that they were seeing a few more people and would get back to me by the following week. (that week couldn't have gone any slower). The day before i would have found out (and the day before my graduation) i emailed the production manager, Arren and just explained that i would really want the job and it would be perfect for me blah blah.. he emailed straight away (bearing in mind this was around 9pm) saying they are making some decisions.
The next day i was preparing for my graduation, as i drove up to my mums driveway i got a phone call from a number i didn't recognise, it was Arren... he explained to me that they didn't think that i was experienced enough for the co-ordinator role.... however... they really liked me and thought that i could bring something to the company (not so much in those words) and they wanted to offer me a position as a Production Assistant! BOOM BOOM double Frickin' BOOM. That was this time last year.
So this post is to thank everyone at Multi Media Unit at the University of Law especially to Arren Stromboli and Kerri Trounce who took a chance on me and helped me get to where i am now. Although i no longer work the MMU i was so honoured to have meet and worked with such amazing people.