Welcome aboard Max Singh.
University student Max joined The Bigger Boat crew during the summer when he began a year-long internship. Here, we get to know the newcomer a little better, as he explains which studies he’s passionate about and considers what the future might hold for him.
During my early education I was always interested in ICT/computing and in my two years at college, I further developed these interests while gaining a major interest in media studies. This led me to taking Digital Media Computing at university as it encompassed both of these interests.
Having travelled the country visiting various universities, I decided that Birmingham City University was the best for me as the course it offered had the balance of practical media and IT/computing that I was looking for. This meant moving out of little old Huddersfield and to the big city! Birmingham treated me well and I enjoyed having the freedom to do so much more both with my education but also with my free time being in such a big city. University was definitely the right choice for me. Towards the end of my first year, one of my professors mentioned the benefits of doing a placement year and this got me thinking… What did I actually want to do after university let alone during a placement year?
I had put no thought into what career path specifically I wanted to take – only that it would be something in the ‘digital’ sector as that is what I enjoyed the most. I did some research and stumbled across digital marketing. Long story short, I applied to a bunch of places for various digital marketing internships doing different stuff but then got talking to my cousin who put me in touch with Andy at TBB. I went in for a casual chat with Andy followed by a week’s work, which we both agreed would be beneficial as it would allow me to get a taste for the type of work I’d be doing. This went really well and Andy offered me the internship.
The best thing I like about doing my placement year at TBB is the fact I can work between sectors and get a real taste for the creative, web and digital marketing sectors, which I may not have been able to do at a different company. The first two months have gone well and I’m looking forward to learning more and hopefully having a better idea of what I want to do after university.
During my free time I love going to the gym and lifting weights, pushing myself to be the strongest I can be. I also like to play video games (for hours and hours) and socialising with my pals over a beer or 10.
I intend to go back to university in September 2020 to complete my degree and graduate and pursue my career, whatever that may be.