My Internship Experience

Posted: Tue, 02 April 2013 by Natalie

Hi I'm Natalie and I've been at Bloom VC on a work placement from The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Wow, what an amazing experience I've had, I was let loose on the site and all social media... I even managed to not break anything...I think!

I can't quite believe how much I have learned and how much I have loved it. Bloom is right in the center of the crowdfunding revolution and I'm so glad to be a part of it. Amanda, Michelle and Cara have all shared their words of wisdom and helped me learn about how I can help the next generation of start-ups!

The advice didn't end there, my personal development has been unbelievable, I have been introduced to so many people that have even helped with my PJEA course work. I didn't even have to make tea! 

Bloom really is 100mph 24hours a day and the experience has really opened up my eyes - if you work hard, you'll have a lot on but it's worth it! I can really appreciate how hard the Bloom team work and how they have so much fun doing it -  it really is so rewarding to help make a project live then watch in the last few minutes as it reaches its target!

It was sometimes a bit overwhelming at times as it was all completely new to me, but the team were always on hand to help me to organize and refocus and chill out! At first I didn't want to touch anything in case I broke it but after a few words from Michelle, who told me anything could be fixed, I started to try everything and anything, all the time knowing that help was but an email, Skype or text away!

It's still all pretty new...but I know how to do a lot after 4 weeks and I'm so glad that I was asked to stay!

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