WORK EX­PE­RI­ENCE AT THE CHRON­I­CLE

Stu­dent El­lie Hughes shares her first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence

Style Magazine - - Opinion - BY EL­LIE HUGHES

One of the things that sur­prised me most was the feel­ing of com­mu­nity that I saw here. WORK EX­PE­RI­ENCE STU­DENT EL­LIE HUGHES

As a Year 10 stu­dent at The Glen­nie

School, I’ve spent the last week in ‘the real world’ do­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence with The Chron­i­cle.

I can hon­estly say this has been one of the high­lights of my term, if not the year so far.

I’ve learned so much more in these five days than I could have imag­ined, jump­ing be­tween the dif­fer­ent ar­eas and tak­ing in as much as I could.

One of the things that sur­prised me most was the feel­ing of com­mu­nity that I saw here.

The open plan of­fice, happy en­vi­ron­ment and the way ev­ery­one worked to­gether was a change from the idea of im­per­sonal of­fices that we have seen in the past.

I came in hav­ing no idea what to ex­pect, be­sides the thought that I would be do­ing a lot of ob­serv­ing.

In­stead I was thrown in the deep end, get­ting first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of writ­ing in the in­dus­try and learn­ing new styles we haven’t been taught in school.

My pas­sion in life is writ­ing, and my time here has given me per­sonal in­sight into what it might be like to work in a ca­reer where I could do that, for which I am very grate­ful.

EL­LIE HUGHES, WORK EX­PE­RI­ENCE STU­DENT

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