Juggling a job and studying isn’t easy, but it’s certainly possible. An excellent example of that is our student intern Tim who works with us eight hours a week. Crazy about sports, online gaming, and writing, it’s not surprising that he’s one of our content writers and translators for the Feeling Lucky website. Gifted with excellent time management skills, Tim not only keeps up with his work and study schedules, but he also finds the time to be part of a student club’s presidium. In this interview, we ask him how he’s able to do so much in 24 hours, his future career plans, and some advice on getting a remote student job in online media.
Why did you decide to apply for a student job with clovio?
I was looking for a job so I could pay for higher education and I saw the remote student job offer online. I have always been interested in sports and online gaming, and I’m studying to be a translator and interpreter, so the company looked like a good fit for what I wanted. When I saw the job offer my interest was immediately piqued. I saw this as an opportunity to not only hone my writing and translating skills, but to also develop another passion of mine: writing.
What is your role with clovio?
I write and translate content. I mostly write for Feeling Lucky about the wonderful world of online casinos and bookmakers. I report on the latest casino games, promotions, sports betting opportunities, and other important news about online gambling. When needed, I also help out writing and updating content for Financus, which reviews and compares financial institutions.
What does your ideal day at work as a student look like?
I like to get ready early, so I launch all programs 30 minutes before I start. I also brew a cup of coffee or open a can of my favorite energy drink. Sander and I always have a pleasant bit of conversation and, in the meantime, I check any feedback on previously completed work and whether new tasks have been added. When I have checked all administrative tasks, I move on to writing content. I write articles about new games in online casinos, promotions by bookmakers, and about sports betting in general.
How do you combine your work as a student with your studies and other commitments?
I work eight hours a week and I can determine which days I’ll work by mutual agreement with Sander. This way, I can combine studying and going to class with working.
This year, I was also part of a student club’s presidium. Our activities were mostly organized in the evening, so this meant I had to shuffle time around what was normally reserved for studying. Provided I had given notice I could also work a day earlier or later, giving me the flexibility I needed.
What is the most important skill you have learned during your student job so far?
I have learned a lot of important and valuable skills, but the one I have come to value the most is time management. When you work from home, it’s vital you learn how to distribute your time efficiently. You have to know which tasks to prioritize and what content needs to be published first, this will let you anticipate deadlines.
What are your career plans after you finish your studies?
After I finish my studies, I would like to apply all the skills I’ve learned in a professional environment. I have learned a lot about translation, intercultural communication, and corporate culture. I would love to work in a company that is focused on an international environment. Having a lot of interaction with customers and colleagues is very important to me, so I would like to go into online marketing. It’s a very special field, but I’ve had a lot of opportunities to have a small taste of what it’s like through my education. Another dream of mine is to work as an interpreter for the European Parliament. The application process is very difficult, but I’d like to take my chances.
What advice do you have for those who want to become a (remote) student worker in online media?
One of the most important things to do when you want to become a student worker in online media is to make sure your language skills are on point. English is of course the most important language to master because online media reaches people from all over the world. However, you should also make sure you master your own national language(s). This gives you an advantage when communicating a campaign in your own country. As a remote worker, you also have to be very organized and make sure that you have your own workspace at home, so you don’t get distracted too much.
Perks of Being an Intern With clovio
- Flexibility in internship duration and work schedule;
- Working from Budapest, Lisbon, remotely or a combination;
- Possibility of financial remuneration, support;
- Experienced mentoring guidance;
- International scale-up environment.
Eager to learn more about this internship opportunity and discuss becoming an intern with clovio? Reach out to us via email using our contact form with more details about yourself, your current studies, the internship role you’re interested in and your availability.
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