Friday, March 12, 2010

The End is Near...

The end is nigh! I've lately been suffering from a bout of depression, and couldn't for the life of me understand why. I actually have a pretty awesome life. Then it hit me. School is almost over, and the real world beckons. All of my preaching about being well rounded and versatile are soon to be put to the test, and we will see if I'm wise or foolish indeed. But before I am churned out into the world, there is one compulsory test I must yet pass. Placement. Working for free to gain experience, or something. I can't really get past the whole working for free thing to be honest, its anti capitalist, but whatever, it needs to be done.

So, my placement will be with Frontenac Shores fractional ownership resorts, where I will be doing database management, copywriting, customer relations management and sales. If I prove myself, my new boss might even let me do some ad design and take a swing at media buying. If that seems like a lot, you may need to diversify your skill-set and pick up some new tricks, because excelling in every one of those disciplines should be simple. Realistically I'm not as adept at Adobe Suite as I'd like to be, but I would happily take on some challenging ad design and learn advanced techniques on the fly via YouTube tutorials, just to say I did.

What is my point exactly? Simply this; I’m only going on placement. If I’m going to be asked to do this many things on a little 6 week placement, just think of the grab bag I’m going to get to pick out of when real work comes-a-knocking.

1 comment:

  1. I would have to say that you are not the only one dealing with this spout of depression about school ending. It has been a great 3 years together :)