Umm… wow. Okay, so yesterday I got an email saying that my application for a traineeship in web development in the BBC News department had been successful. I h ave an interview coming up this month. Cue 5 seconds of excitement followed by fear and anxiousness and panic.
Let’s take a look at the job description….
You will ideally be undertaking a degree in Media Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline. This is a sandwich year placement role, which is designed for undergraduates returning to university. You will be on target to get a minimum of 2:1 degree and have a passion for front-end engineering and web development.
Okay so the first bit – yep, that’s me. I’m studying Digital Media Development and looking for a placement year for a sandwich degree. I am passionate about web development – hence why I do freelance work etc… And yep, so far I’m on track for a 2:1 or a first. So, that’s all sounding brilliant right?
So, the prospect of an interview for this is now terrifying. I have decided to be proactive though! I am researching and cramming and learning as much as possible in the run up to the interview (no confirmed date yet). Luckily I’m a quick learner, very interested in front-end development and really want this job!
Instead of having the lazy-post exam week I’d planned my time seems to be going into Codecademy to solidify my JS, jQuery and Git knowledge and get a firm foot on PHP and maybe Ruby.
Oh and I also need to complete the task they’ve set me – luckily this looks quite similar to my AJAX email client. But with extra stuff using graphical frameworks that I need to learn…
Busy week ahead I think.
Wish me luck!