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Alumni Anecdotes: Eleanor Pullan

8 Aug 2021
United Kingdom
Alumni News
Eleanor Graduating from Royal Holloway
Eleanor Graduating from Royal Holloway

Alumni Anecdotes is our series showcasing the bright portfolio of BIS Alumni - where they both reminsice about their experiences at the school and provide valuable insights on studying, working and more. This week - Eleanor Pullan.


Eleanor attended BIS from 2000 until graduating in 2014. After graduating from BIS, she completed her BA in Human Geography and worked as a Social Media Executive for All Response Media. She is currently working at the BBC as a Digital Marketing Executive for children's television shows (Bluey and Hey Duggee).

 

How did BIS prepare you for university life?

"[BIS] provided me with useful skills such as interview preparation, research and analysis as well as [giving] presentations."

 

Did you think at school you would be doing what you do now?

“No, I thought by the time I was leaving school that I wanted to be a teacher. However, I've always had an interest in marketing” 

 

There was a day we pretended we were migrant families - we had to cross borders and leave islands, which [was both] very powerful and stuck with me.”

 

Is there something that makes BIS special?

“The community...the opportunities we received, as well as the people we met along the way and spent a lot of time with."

 

What do you miss most about BIS?

“I miss my friends and the iconic school grounds...[plus] all the exciting events such as the Christkindlmarkt.” 

 

What was your favourite subject and why?

“Geography, I really enjoyed learning about the world and also experiencing...[it] on our field trips. 

Art [too], as I was able to use my creativity to express myself. I really enjoyed the fashion show - with a personal highlight [being] when I made a dress out of national geographic covers.”

 

Which grade was your favourite and why?

“I enjoyed Grade 5 when we learnt about refugees and migration. There was a day we pretended we were migrant families - we had to cross borders and leave islands, which [was both] very powerful and stuck with me.”

 

What do you do from day to day in your job?

"The day to day aspect of my job varies. It’s a very creative role, I am in charge of running the social media accounts - which means, planning upcoming content, creating and scheduling posts across all channels and managing stakeholders from across the company and externally.

Working in children’s television there’s quite a heavy focus on product, so we have to manage that relationship with partners to help support upcoming products. We also work closely with Public Service (which is the other side of the BBC), [and the] CBeebies team to help support the promotion of new series and episodes."

 

What has working with these tv shows taught you?

"How exciting and important children’s content is and how much of an impact you have on parents and families."

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

"I see myself still working [in] digital marketing, [improving] my skills and working on exciting projects!"

 


If you've got a story to tell and you'd like to be featured in the future on Alumni Anecdotes, please get in touch at alumni@bis-school.com

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