Maisie Golding — Change100 2015 intern, Wall to Wall
Maisie Golding is a student at the University of Kent studying a BA in Drama and Multimedia. Her Change100 placement was at Wall to Wall in a media production role.
During her placement Maisie worked in production research, archive research, helped in the PR office, sourced materials and props and looked for locations.
Maisie found her placement to be a great foundation for her future career.
‘I was able to see a production develop and begin to understand the professional process and how the team works to make a show happen.
‘I feel I could enter the media production industry with the skills I have gained and I also know this is now the career I definitely want.’
She was very happy that Wall to Wall were so supportive throughout her placement.
‘They have been so committed to my personal development allowing me to discuss career paths with many media professionals and gain skills in as many roles as possible.’
Maisie has also found that her personal development has gone from strength to strength.
‘My confidence has shot up. Disability has not been a problem within my workplace; any problems faced have been overcome.
‘Wall to Wall were happy to make suitable adaptions so that I could work to the best of my ability.
‘I was able to talk about my disability openly and learnt it was ok to talk about it. For the first time I feel like I can have worth after university.
‘I felt worried about how I would cope when my support officer and the things that my university put in place for me were gone.
‘University started the development of my confidence and I feel this programme has now pushed it to where it should be.’
Maisie would recommend Change100 to others and has found that it has been a great experience.
‘I would describe the Change100 programme itself as life changing, not only has it developed my professional skills and how I cope with my disability within a workplace, it also allowed me to meet others who face the same struggles as I do.’