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Creative Media student gains work experience placement at Cosmopolitan Magazine

Megan Milstead, a Journalism student, assisted the Beauty Team at Cosmopolitan Magazine for a month’s work experience placement.  We caught up with Megan to ask her about her recent work experience placement and how it has benefited her studies.

During her time at the magazine, Megan was given a variety of different tasks to assist the team with. Although these varied from day to day, Megan said that she was mostly obtaining beauty product samples and contacting multiple brand PR houses to request high resolution photographs or credit information.

Speaking of one of her favourite aspects of the placement, Megan commented: “I was also asked to attend press events on behalf of the beauty team, these would usually be meals or classes with a brand where they would talk you through their new product.”

Commenting on the importance of being prepared for the day ahead, Megan said: “I would get the 8.35am train, getting me to Leicester Square for 9.30am. As I started at 10am, this gave me half an hour to set up my laptop and get me settled in for the day. Sometimes I started earlier if I had a press event in the morning.”

Megan’s experience gave her a fantastic insight into the life of a journalist for a large magazine. If you’re interested in getting into journalism too, then our courses could be perfect for you. Take a look here.