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I am currently studying music production and technology at college final year. I’ve very recently felt under pressure from the lecturers to continue in education and go on to UNI. However I don’t feel it’s the right path for me. I’d like to get involved working within the music industry but have very little information of what’s available for me with as yet no experience. I live in Dorset. Thanks
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Modernmuse
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Modernmuse Hi Chantelle - It's a good idea to look at all of the options available to you so you can make an informed decision. One of our contacts in the Music Industry has recommended the following: 'Finding an internship/being an apprentice is the way many people start, so it might be worth speaking to https://www.divaapprenticeships.com. I’d also volunteer at venues in the evenings, maybe ask to help out at studios in your spare time and talk to/write to people in the sector. ' Hope this helps. Also, we're on the look out for Muses in the Music industry so you can see how they got their jobs.
Hi Donna, could you please tell me where you see yourself in 5 years?
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Donna Robertson
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Donna Robertson I envision myself running a huge charity (Modern Muse) with a large team of young talent working with me to look after thousands of Youth Ambassadors, schools and registered users.
Hi Shahd, could you please tell me which tech you like the most?
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Shahd Ahmed
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Shahd Ahmed My personal favourite is the Surface laptops
Hi I'm a university student and would love some experience in PR or marketing, do you have any suggestions as where to look for internships or extracurricular activities that would help?
Thanks, Lexie
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Araminta Sheridan
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Araminta Sheridan Hi Lexie - I have a marketing agency, aramintamarketing.com, if this looks like somewhere you'd like to gain experience do drop me an email via contact on our site. xx
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Hey, I would like to know what you do specifically as a software engineer.
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Holly Boothroyd
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Holly Boothroyd Hi Trishna, these days I work on Cortana for Windows and Xbox. It is my job to create features and to fix bugs based on the project's priorities. The process I go through to complete a feature request starts by designing the architecture of the solution, then implementing it which includes writing tests, and finally going through the pull request process where I receive feedback on my solution and make adjustments to the code. Along with collaborating with other software engineers, a lot of my work involves working with project managers and designers to ensure that the implementation I create follows the design and is completed on time. However, when things don’t go according to plan, it is important for me to manage the situation and find the next best solution that suits the engineers, project managers, and designers.
I spent last week in Frankfurt on a leadership training course. It was interesting to meet new colleagues - pictured here from Spain, Germany and Poland. I learned new things and was given constructive and helpful feedback about my performance during the sessions. I have lots to think about now that I am back at work.
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It's Christmas TV ad time! Check out our instagram feed to see what all our clients are up to this Xmas @zprsoho
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Great meeting with the Modern Muse team last week. Excited to see plans for next year and think about how we can raise the profile of Modern Muse for International Women's Day
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I watched Dr Who last week and was struck how clever they were to flip stereotypes. The Doctor explained the beauty of quantum physics in a very eloquent manner while a man was giving birth with men birth partners. Enjoyable episode and great script writing! Did you watch it?
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Great to attend the supply chain excellence awards in London yesterday with colleagues from Manhattan Associates and Co-op!
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Your work can take you all over the world! Be it for a conference or to work with suppliers or colleagues take the opportunity and run with it. @Austin, Texas
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Tonight I was proud to collect an award for our smart beehives project.
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This is a picture of my daughter (I am the one at the front!) who left home last week to study Biochemistry at university. Whilst I am sad that she has us (temporarily, I hope), I am delighted that she is having this opportunity. I am also mindful that she is the third generation of women in my family to study a STEM subject - my mother was a pharmacist, I studied engineering and my daughter studies Biochemistry. Proud mother!
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Our partner Superdrug invited me to their Christmas launch for press, it was a fantastic event with great networking and I was lucky to meet lots of influential bloggers who loved Modern Muse. Here I am with Bee.
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It was so great to be invited to MK Innovates in Milton Keynes shopping centre by Modern Muse partner T-Systems, we had a fantastic day and I met incredible students from about 20 different schools.
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