Success Stories

Success Stories

Anna Johnston – Digital Marketing Assistant at Angus Council

University  University of Aberdeen

Qualification – MSc Marketing Management

Job hunting experience – I applied for a number of roles and received a couple of job offers. I decided to go for the role with Angus Council as it was not only a full time job but seemed like a fantastic learning opportunity within a supportive team.

Role and Responsibilities – My initial role was to support website redevelopment projects for golf and tourism destination marketing campaigns. However within a couple of weeks, my role expanded into social media, copywriting, market research and offline marketing activity. I worked in partnership with colleagues across the council and local businesses to help grow key industries in Angus.

Being part of a small team was a great opportunity to put forward my recommendations and try out new ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed gaining practical skills in developing marketing strategies, updating websites and managing social media accounts. This was a fantastic opportunity to apply the knowledge I gained through university studies into a work environment.

Where are you now? – I have recently secured a position as a Project Officer within the Student Recruitment team at the University of Aberdeen. I learned a huge amount through my internship with Angus Council and I would highly recommend an Adopt an Intern position to any recent graduate/student. I have no doubt that the knowledge I gained at the council will stand me in good stead going forward into my career.


Anna Johnston

Adopt an Intern Alumni

Digital Marketing Assistant at Angus Council

Connect with Anna on LinkedIn


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