The day came to a close with lots of requests for email addresses (and a one group of new friends going off to catch Pokemon together). The attendees were very engaged and bubbling with questions for everyone there. Here’s a few comments from them on the day:
“Absolutely loved it. Lovely staff, hugely influential.”
“I absolutely loved how interactive the tasks were so we could learn so much more about the industry”
“Lit my passion to get a career in publishing!”
“I came in not knowing much of the big picture and this has really explained what publishing is about. I have come away excited about roles I didn’t even know existed.”
“I really enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and the fact that we could ask the staff about their individual roles. It was thoroughly enjoyable to work in teams and face challenges that are still relevant now.”
“It was very informative and inclusive”
“Fantastic day, 10/10 would recommend.”
“One of the most entrancing events I have ever attended”
JobHack is the first of its kind, but not the last.
We’ll be touring the UK with more events like these in the autumn, featuring even more departments – so watch this space.
You can find out how the whole day went on Storify or read blogs written by two of the attendees.
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