Student Lucy Bilcock Reveals ALL About Her Summer Internship At BMA!

Fashion Photography Student Lucy Bilcock reveals all about her summer internship with BMA!

After two years of university and my third fast approaching, with no plan yet for what I wanted to do once I graduated, I knew that the time had come for me to ‘sort my life out’ and actually gain some experience in the field in which I am studying in.

A month into searching for an internship I was beginning to feel a little lost and confused as to what I was going to do with myself for the next three months before going back to uni when I came across BMA’s post looking for a social and digital marketing intern. It couldn’t seem more perfect, the UK’s number 1 commercial modelling agency and it was located only 15 minutes from my house!

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I was surprised to hear back within a couple of days of applying and the next thing I knew I was on the train back from Cornwall heading to my interview! Prior to my interview I remember being so scared and almost sure that I wasn’t going to get the job, so when I was asked to start the following week I was absolutely thrilled!

Thinking back to how nervous I was before my first day seems crazy now 3 months down the line, having never had an office job I didn’t know what to expect. But I was quickly made feel comfortable by Katy and Jess whose team I would be joining on the Influencer desk.

Before working on the Influencers desk at BMA I didn’t really know that much about how influencer marketing worked, I had a few favourite bloggers that I followed but I really had no idea the amount of work that went into everything they do!

At first it was a little overwhelming with a whole roster of social media stars learn and contact but with watching their videos every day and emailing them, I soon felt like I knew them and was too part of #TeamBMA.

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Within my three months working at BMA I have learnt so much and have been able to do some amazing things that I really never pictured myself doing at the beginning of summer! One of my highlights being the BMA #PickMeParty at Tape London. Helping with the whole process from the organisation and set up to attending the actual event was so much fun and I felt so proud of myself Katy and Jess for pulling off such a good night! At first I must admit it was a bit nerve racking being in a room with so many stunning models and influencers I would be lying to say I didn’t feel like a bit of a troll :/ But as soon as I built up the confidence to approach the people’s faces I had seen on the screen so much and had been emailing for the past 3 weeks, I began to have the best night and realise how lovely and friendly everyone was!

I am so grateful for my summer interning at BMA, I have learnt so much about the fashion industry, digital marketing, influencer management, model test shoots and even a bit of party planning!

I’ve had so much fun and met so many amazing people; I really don’t want to leave! Thank you all so much! #TEAMBMA 4 EVAAA xxxx

BMA x

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