13
Jul
Olivia Williams

Meet Stand Agency’s… Aga Maciejewska!

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Meet the newest member of the Stand Agency team!

How and why did you get involved in PR? 

After graduating from my master’s, I worked as an external relations intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It first exposed me to PR-related work as I was involved in developing campaigns or conducting media outreach. I immediately felt this was something for me and wanted to explore that further but from a perspective not limited to one organisation or issue. This naturally led me to a PR agency.  

Why did you join Stand Agency?

Though I decided to take a step away from the charity sector, I still wanted to work in a company that is focused on influencing society and bringing about positive change. Stand seemed like a perfect fit: it stood out as an agency passionate about working on important and meaningful campaigns. So I applied for their Graduate Scheme… and the rest is history.

In another life, what profession other than PR would you have attempted?

As a politics and international development graduate, work in public affairs and policy has always been at the back of my mind.

What do you enjoy doing beyond the walls of Stand Towers?

I love experiencing everything that London has to offer: from art exhibitions and gigs, through vegan restaurants and craft beer pubs to relaxed walks along the Regent’s Canal. If I’m not doing any of that, I’m probably on my sofa or in a park reading a book.

What pearls of wisdom can you impart to those embarking on a career in PR?

Stay curious and don’t be afraid. After only a month at Stand I’ve been exposed to ideas and issues I would never have come across otherwise (think nitty gritty of foreign exchange). This is such a broad and exciting field which allows you to experience so many different things that for me the key is to embrace and enjoy it because you will learn so much every day. 

Aga’s S.T.A.N.D quick-fire faves:

Song –  Gloria by Patti Smith

Taste – Sweet chilli crisps

Animal- Wombat

Noise – Footsteps through deep snow

Drink – It has to be G&T