999's digital team has had an extra pair of hands recently in the form of our perfectly coiffured digital design intern, Scott Crum. Charming, keen to learn and willing to make frequent coffees, Scott's a pleasure to have around and has certainly raised the bar for male grooming standards in the studio. Despite some pretty alarming eating habits (no vegetables shall pass) he's full of energy, playing football up to six times a week while working through his internship.
To make sure we've not put him off agency life forever, we thought we'd do a little Q&A to check how he's enjoying his time at 999 so far.
What did you study at college?
I studied Web Systems Development at Glasgow Caledonian University for four years, graduating in June 2015 with an honours degree.
How did you find out about interning for 999?
I've known about 999 Design for a few years through my dad and family friends. I sent in my CV a few months ago and was asked to come into the studio for an interview where I was offered this great opportunity.
What have you been working on while you've been here?
While I've been here, I've been working on quite a few different projects. I've made some improvements to the blog area on the 999 Design website and I've been developing a live client project that the digital team are working on. By the end, I'll be able to compare and contrast the two projects and learn from the different sets of feedback on how I can improve my work.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Over the course of my internship, I'd have to say, that my biggest challenge was working on 999's live site to improve the overall site performance in certain areas - mainly the blog section. Only after many sighs, cups of coffee and some help from Frankie, did we finally manage to crack it!
What do you like best about working here?
For me, I like how relaxed the office is. It's nice to wear casual clothes to work rather than a shirt and tie. Also, all of the people here are really welcoming and friendly and always up for a great laugh.
Has anything surprised you during your time here?
Yes, I'm surprised by the constant barrage of abuse I get for not liking, or eating ANY vegetables! I seriously didn't expect my fussy eating habits to be ridiculed on almost a daily basis! All joking aside, nothing has really surprised me, as it's almost exactly how I imagined it to be.
How have you benefited from your work experience?
I have learned a lot during my time here. Coding in different languages, using unfamiliar applications and languages has allowed me to greatly enhance my knowledge.
Would you recommend doing an internship here?
100%. If anyone is ever looking for an internship in the digital sector, I'd highly recommend 999. It's a fantastic company, filled with friendly, knowledgeable people.
Any tips for making the most of an internship at 999?
To be honest, not really. By simply turning up to the office and carrying out tasks that you have been asked to complete is more than enough to have the best time at 999.
What do you see yourself doing in five years time?
The dream would be to have a full time position as a web developer.
CV at a glance
- College: Glasgow Caledonian University
- Work experience: 12 week internship with 999 design, university coursework and projects, website projects for friends and family
- Interests: football, gym, gaming and socialising
- Describe yourself in ten words or less: Enthusiastic, football and Snapchat obsessed, Still Game fanatic, spoiled