SCA is a boot camp for your life. Not only does it teach you the best tools for the advertising world, it also gives you the tools to be successful in life. It’s the hardest thing I’ve done but definitely worth it!
In the year before SCA, I applied for a hundred jobs and didn’t get one. Then a month before finishing the SCA I get a permanent offer from my number one choice agency.
Academic learning at University shuts down a huge part of our brain, the creative part. This year, I discovered the enormous potential of creative problem solving – it was an awesome feeling.
Without SCA I would still be working in Boots, crying next to the suncream aisle.
The course is a journey, whilst an incredible fun one, it’s incredibly intense. You learn a lot about yourself, it pushes you to your limits and then breaks them. But you come out stronger as a result.
The school has given me all the tools I need to succeed. The school bombards you with briefs, which means that when you enter agencies you can easily cope with the workload. That’s a major advantage SCA-ers have over their competitors.
I’d say I’m more up for things now, more focused toward opportunities, I work harder, I’m more interesting, I might even be more dateable. The things SCA has given me I’ll be forever in Marc’s debt for.
They pushed me, they broke me, they mixed me up and threw in a few extra bits, then they put me back together piece by piece, to create a brand new version of me, with go-faster stripes.
Four words: I am now employable.
A year ago I was an Account Manager at a tiny, unknown agency, with no prospects of promotion or advancement. Now I’m a copywriter in a world-renowned, award winning London Ad shop.
Before the course I had a vague notion of becoming an advertising creative. Now I know it’s the only thing I could ever do. The course has provided me with the tools, the confidence and the industry contacts that I’ll need to start my career.
I learned how much work it is to work in this industry. I learned that, not only am I capable, I am only too happy to embrace the workload. I am probably not so different, I have just realised my potential. The school gave me a massive kick up the backside.