What was your main role at Crowdfunder?
I assisted the Senior Web Producer on a variety of different
tasks, but mostly I liaised with Crowdfunder project owners and helped them to
solve any problems they had, along with developing new features on the website.
I used some of the web design techniques I had already encountered but
developed lots of new skills too, and it was fantastic to be able to help other
people. Crowdfunder has really taken off as a way for people to raise money for
a huge variety of exciting projects, and I was so pleased to be able to help
some of those people turn their ideas into reality.
What did you learn there?
doubt I grew in confidence, learnt how to interact with people from a
professional stand point and it deepened my knowledge of how to deal with
customers and customer-facing situations. My technical capability grew beyond
measure because I was working on real-life projects that had life-changing
implications for people. A lot of people were working on huge projects, such as
funding a Foo Fighters gig in Cornwall and funding a pool in Perranporth and I
was honoured to be part
What did you enjoy the most?
opportunity to work with the most talented and caring group of people I have
ever had the pleasure of knowing, let alone worked with. Every day was
brilliant and they made my experience at Crowdfunder one I’ll always
Any particularly memorable moments you’d like to share?
quite a few, but Crowdfunder raising £500,000 in three hours on Crowdcube was
pretty world-breaking! I also ran the live streaming suite on Crowdfunder live
at the Eden Project, which was quite a lot of responsibility and pretty scary,
but I felt a huge sense of achievement when it was complete.
I also loved
the fact that the office was right next to the beach, but it was often quite
distracting seeing four feet of surf in the background while trying to
concentrate on a conference call. I did occasionally get to go out surfing at
lunchtime with my bosses… yes, they go surfing at lunchtime.
What’s next for you?
I finished the internship in August 2015 and am now back at
Plymouth in my final year of study. I’ve learnt so much and look forward to applying
my experience to a future career.