Also, as so much of situation around the uni magazine felt like luck, and what I had done felt completely like beginner’s luck, I wanted to try out this opportunity to see if I actually had any ability or whether it was a lucky situation… again, not an explanation I’ll give anyone in real life!.
- Experience working to a brief/under instructions.
- Experience working on a collaborative project.
- Better understanding of the processes that go into creating a publication (while we did that to some extent on the uni project, it was on a much smaller scale and was also mostly remote/through Facebook).
- Figuring out what is needed to create digital things as a main job (and whether I’d be able to do it in the future).
- Finding out whether I have it in me to do more of this (although that’s more of a question for myself, not for the job.)
For point 1, I definitely got that experience. Point 2, less so- while the overall magazine was collaborative, my assignments were for me to do myself and then seek approval, rather than to do collaboratively. Point 3 was also a solid yes, just listening to the conversations and meetings around me during the week helped me understand the work involved.
For point 4, I’m a little more sure than I was before going into Focus- I know that I can at least do some of the tasks involved to some degree of accuracy. That’s much better than the worst-case-scenarios I had imagined before the week.