Jools, your a king, or a queen. the stuff u said ther had my mouth watering like a fountain of fresh siliva lol. thanks man
Any1 els got sum stuff on marketing?
After reading Jools' post, I am almost fell in love with my Marketing course. Almost.
Anyway, I'm a marketing major, tis' my final year. Pretty dry stuff (not surprising, considering that I'm an aspiring filmmaker type, not exactly a guy who wanna become a professional marketer or something), but I guess it's pretty useful in the long run.
Although it's very competitive, you're in luck because most big companies have a marketing team. Although you'll find it difficult to get interviewed by the major ones like P & G, you shouldn't have a problem getting a marketing job generally.
Duties range from managing marketing campaigns (creating flyers and emails), to copywriting for brochures, to organising nights out and seminars for groups of managers. It's a very challenging and busy job and can be very well paid. The important things are a friendly personality and lots of good ideas - get lots of experience behind you at uni and you'll do really well.
As well as a degree, you can get a CIM qualification after you've built up a year's experience (I think). This involves going to evening classes and working outside of normal hours but will be worth it in the end - you'll get a better job with a higher salary. This aside, hours are pretty standard - 9 to 5.30 or 6 in London.