The girl behind the blog I young graduate

This is not one of the regular articles on this blog. This is about the social media addict behind the screen. Yep, about me. No, I will not bore you with an endless story, but I do want to tell you something about myself. I am one of those young graduates who is looking for a job at this moment. Something I am good at, something I love. I applied for a lot of jobs. Some of the HR managers told me I have a lack of experience. Instead of inviting me over for an interview, that is the only thing they told me. I already know I do have a lack of experience but please, give young graduates a chance.  So today, I am telling you all about some of the things/ projects I have accomplished in my life. I might not have a lot of working experience, I do believe I have achieved some great things in life.

 

The start of something different
Photography

I have always been interested in photography. When I was about 14 years old, I asked my parents if I could have a camera as a reward for the good grades I got.  This is how it all started. Nop, I did not read the manual of that camera, I just started making photos  (I have 3 sisters, there is always someone I can take pictures of). Note: I am not a professional photographer, I teached myself how to do it and well I love it.  Capturing beautiful moments is the most amazing thing.

You can follow me on Instagram for more pictures: @littlelouvain

 

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Marketing: the start of my own blog

At the end of high school I did already know what I wanted to study and that was the start of my life as a marketing student. I had my own little studio in Leuven. Most of the time I was alone and I felt like I had to do something in my life. That’s when I started my own blog, Littlelouvain. I wanted to combine my two biggest passions: writing and photography. After a year and a half, I do have almost 10 000 combined followers on my social media. Thanks to my blog, I was able to attend a lot of different events. I have met great people during this adventure!

Marketing changed everything. I was a student at UC Leuven-Limburg and I did receive different opportunities during my life as a marketing student. We were allowed to work on certain projects. I was copywriter for a LED light company and was allowed to manage the direct marketing of a bar in Hoeilaart. I organised a press event, invited some journalists and wrote press releases to inform them all. I received the price of ‘most creative marketeer of the first year’ together with some amazing students.

 

There were some other great achievements. I was allowed to design the logo of a wellness. This was not something I learned at school. I wanted to learn all about Illustrator and decided to give it a try. The following logo is the result of just trying to understand Illustrator. :–)

 

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Videos

I recently started making videos. I learned everything about Imovie and started editing. The video below is one of my latest creations. The visual aspect has become more important the last couple of years. A video says more than photos.

Internship: communication agency

This was my last year as a marketing student. Like every other student, I had to find a company for my internship. That’s when I found a great communication agency in Leuven, such a great team. I was able to work together with the public relations & influencer marketing team. I did have to write a paper and we immediately found a great subject: the evolution of influencer marketing within public relations. I was able to learn how to write great press releases, to brainstorm about upcoming influencer marketing campaigns and I was even allowed to manage their social media profile. 

 

I could go on, but again: I do not want to bore you with an endless story about me, myself and I. Want to say hi or hear everything about the rest of the story? I would love to hear from you! And for now: follow your dreams guys, just like I am following mine. 

Elien

 

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Hi, ik ben Elien. Op de blog vind je mijn passie voor mode, beauty, lifestyle en verre reizen. Mijn laptop en smartphone wijken nooit van mijn zijde en ik ben stiekem ook wat koffieverslaafd. Een lekkere cappuccino naast me tijdens het werken, daar kan ik zo van genieten!

Mijn motto: Ga je dromen achterna, ze weten de weg. ♥︎

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