February 15, 2022

We sat down with our new Marketing & Team Assistant, Amy O’Donovan, to get to know her a bit better. We chat about why she chose a career in Marketing at Bluebox and what a typical work day looks like for her.


What was your background prior to joining Bluebox?

I was born in Cork, Ireland, and graduated from University College Cork with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography in 2020. I always had an interest in business, so I decided to do a master’s in Management and Marketing. As a result of the pandemic, the course was taught fully online which was a completely different experience. Although it was challenging at times, I was over the moon to receive a 1.1 result overall. Prior to moving to London and joining Bluebox, I completed a work placement with an Aerospace & Recruiting company as a Sales and Marketing intern.


What were your motivations behind choosing a career in Marketing within Bluebox?

Firstly, before joining Bluebox, I wasn’t extremely well versed in corporate finance and was therefore excited to have the opportunity to learn more about it from experts in the field. Within the space of a couple of weeks, I have learnt so much new information already. As a recent graduate, a career in marketing at Bluebox is the perfect opportunity for me to build my network and develop a range of skills so that I can help the company with all aspects of the business. Marketing is so diverse and the fact that every day can be different is exciting to me!


What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

This would have to be achieving a 1.1 result in my Applied Research project as part of my master’s degree, which I had to complete whilst simultaneously working a 9-5 internship.


What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Never be afraid to ask questions. Being new at Bluebox, I’ve had to ask a lot of questions as it is a whole new environment. I used to get anxious thinking a question was silly but from experience, I’ve learnt there is never a stupid question so just go for it!


What does a day at Bluebox look like for you?

Working alongside Lauren, every day is different which is what makes work interesting for me. My day-to-day tasks include lead generation, creating marketing content, helping with the organisation of events, and assisting the rest of the team where necessary.


Other than London, where would you like to live/work and why?

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would probably be one of the Caribbean islands – somewhere with lots of beaches, sun, and warm water that you can swim in all year round! I also really loved Thailand when I was there three years ago. It was so cheap I couldn’t believe it, and I absolutely loved the food. Maybe I might relocate to somewhere in South-East Asia in the future.


Rapid fire

Morning or evening person? Evening

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to fly would be super helpful – I could visit my family in Ireland whenever I want and travel the world!

What’s something you could eat for a week straight? Katsu Curry from Wagamama’s

If you could talk to one animal for a day, what would it be? My cat!

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