During the summer of 2019, I took part in a work placement at my local cat cafe, which was nothing short of a dream! I loved spending every day with the twelve gorgeous rescue cats at Pause, and spreading their message of love and fur-iendship (see what I did there?) to their wonderful customers.
During my time at Pause, I was able to create social media and blog content to promote Pause’s messages. These tasks were such fun and I was able to be creative in the best way.
Some of the social media posts I created for Pause can be seen in this blog post, which also explains what a day in my life was while working at Pause.
And here I will link two blog posts I created for Pause during my time there:
For the second issue of Nerve Magazine 19/20, I wrote a feature about the 25th anniversary of the iconic American sit-com, Friends. It was about whether or not audiences now, in 2019, were able to look past some of the show’s more problematic storylines and jokes, and how the nostalgia factor fits into this.
My university’s student-run magazine, Nerve, published my first feature article in the first issue of the 19/20 academic year, and I could not have been more proud of it.
Using interviews with wonderful and successful women from across the Atlantic and closer to home, I was able to raise awareness for Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders, something that is very close to my heart, and I received many comments from readers about how they learned more about themselves, as well as about this group of disorders!
For a second-year university project, we had to create a blog and social media profile that centered on the digital impact on something of our choice. For my project, I chose to focus on the impact of digital technologies on fandom and fan culture. Continue reading “FANtasia Blog Project”
For five weeks in the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern for Pause, a cat cafe in my home town of Bournemouth. Officially, I was their summer Media, PR, and Events Intern, and my role was to manage the café’s social media presence and organize and promote their regular events. But, like any job role, I took on extra tasks when needed, and overall I loved my time at Pause. Not just because I got to work alongside twelve of the friendliest cats in the world every day, but because everyone there, from managers to volunteers, is so welcoming.
As with any job, no day at Pause is the same as the last. Being a café, there’s always something going on, even when closed. As my role included talking to customers both online and face-to-face, not to mention adapting to what was happening in the café on a given day, some days were completely different to what I expected, but always enjoyable nonetheless.
So, here is what a typical (if there is such a thing in a cat café!) day in my life as an intern with Pause looked like…