Over the past week I’ve received a couple of messages and tweets asking me why I’m applying to win an internship. It’s a pretty simple question and one that I hope to be able to answer effectively in my application. But in the meantime, I thought I’d share a bit more about me and explain why I want to win an internship with Red Bull Racing.
If you follow me on Twitter (@redbullintern) you may have already gleaned some information about my interests and education, but for those of you that haven’t, I’ll give you a quick overview.
After completing my A-Levels with a focus on art, business and computers, I knew I wanted to choose an undergraduate course that would combine all of these elements. This led me to the University of Huddersfield where I completed my degree in Multimedia Design achieving a First. During my third year at the university, and as part of my course I took a year out doing freelance website development and design work. This attributed in part to my decision to pursue a job in website design when I graduated.
Following my graduation I spent 18 months working for a company as their Junior Website Developer. I subsequently accepted a job offer from another company whom I had worked with previously during my placement year. This new job offered me a different role and the opportunity to work with experienced marketing professionals, which is where you find me now.
Having established a firm interest in both traditional and online marketing methods, an opportunity to work with a company at the forefront of both could not have come at a better time. Equally passionate about Formula 1 as I am the application of marketing within this unique and ever-changing environment, I would relish the opportunity to spend a month totally immersed in it all.
As for what I could bring to Red Bull Racing (with the risk of sounding like a pretentious politico), I’m reliable and conscientious, but most importantly I have enthusiasm for what I do. I enjoy the work, and this is reflected through the finished product and my relationships with both my colleagues and clients.
And, in addition to rambling on above, I am FINALLY making some headway with my ‘actual’ application. Judging by the length of time it’s taken you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’m developing a double DRS to rival Mercedes, but I’m not. The time consuming part has proven to be the writing. Rarely lost for words (literally or figuratively), I have on this occasion found writing about myself to be a real struggle. Sounding both arrogant and self-deprecating in equal measure is a regrettable talent I appeared to have mastered. But as I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel I am hopeful that it will have proven to be a useful exercise.
My aim is to submit my application by the end of the month and then I’ll finally be able to share it with you. But in the meantime, if anyone else has already submitted their application and is brave enough to share it, please leave details in the comment box below.