My UoS Journey: Nadia Daniel, Turner Sims Programming and Marketing Intern.

Nadia Daniel, University of Southampton Graduate and recent Programme and Marketing Intern at Turner Sims, marks the beginning and end of her internship with two reflective blogs.  Read on to learn about her #MyUoSJourney


Nadia, recent Programme and Marketing Intern at Turner Sims


Today I’ve begun my journey as an ‘Excel’ Intern at Turner Sims in the Programme and Marketing role. Located in Southampton, this organisation has been recognised as one of the most superb concert venues in the country and is host to a wide range of talented and renowned jazz and classical artists, both nationally and internationally.

By the end of the internship programme, I would like to have built upon my marketing skills and have learned how to best attract audiences in order to increase revenue for Turner Sims, as much as is humanly possible!


Sadly, today I will be finishing my Programme and Marketing internship at Turner Sims Southampton! It has been an interesting experience and I can honestly say that I have achieved and fulfilled the goals and aspirations I set for myself when I first found out I’d got the internship here!

When I first began my internship at Turner Sims, I wanted to learn more about the world of marketing and develop my knowledge regarding the best ways and methods to attract customers’ attention to any particular product – which in this case was the brilliance of Turner Sims and all the concerts it has to offer! I quickly learnt that arts marketing is in a world of its own and requires those who engage in it to develop a particular mindset, one which is unique and which must adapt in order to be most effective.

One of the things I have enjoyed most about my time as an intern at the concert hall was having the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes, such as getting a first-hand view of the shear work and creativity that is involved in hosting international musicians. I have particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with musicians who have performed at Turner Sims , gaining a deeper insight into who they are and why they do what they do. Furthermore, having the chance to promote some of the amazing events which will take place at Turner Sims for the autumn 2019 season was a pleasure.

As a soon-to-be-graduate, I am interested in expanding my experience in marketing even further and believe that my time at Turner Sims has helped me exponentially and has deepened my interest in the field.

The Excel Southampton Internship Programme is a paid opportunity supported by the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Southampton

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