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Monthly Archives: June 2013

For university leavers looking to gain work experience in IT and Webdesign there are many great opportunities to get a bit of work and maybe the opportunity for an internship with companies all over the world fro Bristol to LA. 

Gaining this experience will put you ahead of the pack when it comes to actually applying for jobs and is a great opportunity to get a reference from within the industry and show the potential that you have. 

In some cases you can work your way into a job or even travel the world with paid internships in different countries. This experience plus the relevent qualifications will stand you in good stead in an industry that is constantly changing.

Of course not all work experience will be ideal but being able to knuckle down and work hard will give you the backbone and character to pursue other options and deal withanything that comes your way. Not every experience that comes your way will be perfect but doing the best you can will enhance your reputation and expand your skill set and the more references that you get in your favour the beetr chance you will have of impressing prospective employers.

 

One thing that most of us have learned, everyone loves a great image right?  Look at the popularity of Instagram and Pinterest to see the results of allowing people to share images and pictures with one and other.

When you see the beautiful image of this gift basket, doesn’t it make it easier to purchase it than if the image were forgettable?

I thought I would write a quick post on 3 of the best things you can do if you are visiting Los Angeles.   Now, there is tons to do in this great city but these are my particular favourites. You see oftentimes, many people come to my city but just don’t realise how big this place really is.  Many other cities across the world have a very clearly defined central area but this is not the case with this sprawling metropolis that I call home.  Anyway, I was thinking that if you really know your way around then it could be wise to have a few ideas of places to visit.  Here are my top 3;

La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits are an unbelievable place to visit when you come to Los Angeles.  It is seen as one of the most important ice age fossil sites in the world and in it they have food over 3 million specimens of long lost animals that once roamed these lands such as Mammoths, Sabre Toothed Tigers and Giant Jaguars.  It is thought that somewhere between 40,000 and 80,000 years ago, natural tar and asphalt bubbled up to the earth’s surface and all these animals got caught in it and preserved as perfect fossils.  It really is worth a visit to be able to look back so far in history!


Griffith Park Observatory

This place is the bomb!  Well, it is for me because I love anything to do with Space.  Best of all, it is FREE too!  It is located on Mount Hollywood and has been renovated as recently as 2006.  It was the work of Griffith J. Griffith who left enough money to pay for the land and building when he died, way back in 1912.  It is a great place to take the kids on an educational visit as there is a fantastic planetarium there and they put on regular shows.

Olvera Street

Olvera Street is in downtown LA and a real treat!  It is a pedestrianised road and is teaming with life – wonderful colors and wonderful food everywhere, mainly Mexican.  It is one of the oldest parts of LA and has loads of historical buildings down there too.  Best times to visit are Cinco de Mayo or Día de los Muertos, massive feast days in the Latino calendar.