Hello! I’m Kam and I’ve had my 2 weeks work experience at Aajogo.
Work experience has to be one of the most notable events in Year 10. As a student, I had an opportunity to actually get insight into a company and see how it actually works.
I’ve had an amazing journey there and I hope you enjoy reading about it!
I was deciding what kind of job I wanted to do for my work experience, and it took me a very long time to think about it. I found coding and programming as one of my interests in school so I chose a job related to digital. I also realised that this company covered a wide range of jobs to do, from social media to website building. I was fascinated and so I put it as my first choice without hesitating!
My first arrival to the office
I was a bit nervous on the first day as I’ve never been to a situation where I am doing things for a company rather than a school. I took the bus every morning to get to the office and it has been a great time for me to think about what’s coming next during the ride. I arrived at the Guildhall at 10a.m with nervousness, but my mind has changed since then . . .
When I first arrived at the office, I was given a very warm welcome at the office. I could immediately feel the friendly atmosphere in the office and also from the others. I was a bit surprised by how this company works as they have a flexible office where I can meet different people everyday. I also worked with others via meetings and calls which is a brand new method for me. It showed me that a company could work in another way other than just an office.
During these two weeks, my timetable has been filled with a lot of different activities. I’ve done a lot of tasks that are related to different aspects of this agency, from marketing to coding. However, as a Windows user, it took me some effort to adapt using a MacBook as some of the operations are completely different. I got used to it quickly though. I also had a lot of questions, but I was offered help every time by others and eventually I got all of them finished!
Websites are not as simple as I thought
I’ve always been curious about what’s in a website and how it actually works. I was really happy that I was able to learn a whole new coding language in just two weeks! Huge credit goes to Sean! He’s been helping me alongside the online course.
I learnt how to use html and CSS and that has been really helpful to me as it is the language used for websites (which made no sense to me before!). I was also shown the content management system where the content in a website is managed and modified.
Now I can understand exactly how a website works. One new concept that I learnt was “Accessibility”. This idea has been existing in websites that I’ve been using for years and I realised it is more important than I thought. It has completely changed my views on websites.
I even got a project to do in the last few days. My task was to create the footer of the Cambridge Film Festival web page. Although I always needed help from Jamie, it was a great opportunity for me to apply what I’ve just learnt into a real project.
Thank you everyone!
I want to thank you all who helped me when I was unsure, who trusted me to do anything for you and spent time explaining to me. I’m really grateful that I could work in this office and meet lots of nice people, with professional devices (better than the ones in my school!). I want to thank Kate as she introduced me to this friendly community and she has been helping me from the first day. It’s been a pleasure to work with this amazing team!
Lastly, thank you for reading about my experience and I hope this inspires you that there are lots of possibilities waiting for you. Good luck with your future!