Our summer placement student, Courtney

23/07/2019 by Courtney Cox

Hello!

My name is Courtney Cox (not the famous one!) and I have recently finished my second year at the University of Leeds studying Digital Media. I study a range of modules on my course such as; motion graphics, graphic design, front and back-end web development and media theory. I have joined Mixd on a summer placement for 6 weeks in order to gain experience and learn from professionals in the industry.

About myself

I am 20 years old and I am absolutely loving studying at the University of Leeds especially as my course is 50% practical and theory. I am a little obsessed with unicorns and I love food so much that in fact, I usually end up having two lunches. I also work part time at AAH Pharmaceuticals along my studies.

Hobbies & interests

Last year I did some volunteering for Leeds Young Film Festival as a Production Runner which was really great to help children to bring their creative skills to life.

In my spare time, I love to travel and I have a big list of places I want to tick off! I visited Barcelona last summer, it’s a beautiful city, vibrant and full of culture. Next and definitely number one on my list is New York City!

I also enjoy singing and playing piano which I have been playing since I was in High School.

Piano University of Leeds building Leeds Young Film Festival merchandise Fountain in Barcelona

Mixd

I first heard of Mixd when they came to my university to do a guest lecture and they made such a great impression. I decided to contact Mixd after the lecture about potential opportunities and coming to work for Mixd. Two interviews later, here I am on my summer placement.  I have learnt so much already and the team is super friendly and dedicated to the work they do. The timing was great as Mixd has just moved into a brand new office which is amazing, there is even a rooftop terrace!

rooftop terrace with view of Leeds

The future

I will be going into my final year of study at the University of Leeds in September and I hope to graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 but I am pushing for that first! I hope to continue working with Mixd in the future, to develop more web development skills and continue to build connections in the industry. Moreover, I want to take part in Work in the Web 2020 which is a 3-day workshop that Mixd holds to introduce people to how the company operates as well as teaching advanced coding tutorials.

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