Where Are They Now: Reanne Miller
Find out what our MTV Breaks Digital Correspondent 2015 winner has been up to since last year's EMAs!
Reanne Miller won our Digital Correspondent opportunity in 2015 and joined us in Milan for the EMAs. We asked her some questions to find out what she has been getting up to since!
What did you get up to during your MTV Breaks experience?
I was a part of the Digital Media team, so I was in charge of making sure the MTV EMA accounts were up to date. I was able to post on their social media accounts and give fans the latest scoop of what was happening at the EMAs.
I went to the MTV Breaks workshop where I got to learn how to DJ (which I failed miserably at), and I attended many workshops where I met Kerry Taylor, the boss of MTV (she's so nice).
I was also able to go on the red carpet to do my thing and capture everything so that I could send it back to the team or post it to social media! It was amazing because I could read the comments and see the fans getting excited about seeing their favourite celebs. I even helped a reporter who needed a picture for Andrea Bocelli!
What was the most valuable career lesson/bit of advice you learned during your time with MTV?
I think that everyone is on a path working towards where we want to be and I believe that people need to be patient and take their time because you never know. A door may open very soon for you.
Did you learn anything else that you weren’t expecting?
I learnt that I love Snapchat! There was one point I got Tyler and Josh from Twenty One Pilots to do a special for MTV EMA's Snapchat account and Josh taught me how to use multiple filters. I love that I know that skill now because I show my friends and they say, "how did you know how to do that"? And I say, "Josh taught me, from Twenty One Pilots!"
What was the biggest surprise about the job?
I was surprised that they let me work independently. They just told me what they needed and let me do my thing and they were impressed! Obviously if I was stuck I would go back and ask for their opinion.
Tell us what you’re up to now. Any highlights?
Well, straight after MTV Breaks, I knew I wanted to experience working with MTV UK, so that's what I did! I spent a few days assisting the team's Social Media Manager and I was put in charge of updating the MTV Crashes Twitter account, creating the build-up to the event for fans!
I also recently came back from doing a summer program at Walt Disney World in Florida, which was unreal. I got to create magical moment for guests and I'm sad that I had to come back home!
What’s your five year plan – and your ultimate career goal?
I don't actually have a plan! I always have in my head that I will get the job I want by 25, but right now I'm going with the flow. I like to try out new things and gain experiences from different places so I know that I'm making the right choice about where I want to work.
If you were concocting a career success recipe, what three ingredients would be most important?
Ambition, hard work and myself.
Are you nervous or excited for the road ahead?
I think I'm more excited now because I've finished university and got my degree, so it's time to find the right place for me to work!
MTV Breaks – was it worth applying for?
Definitely! I always seemed to struggle to find opportunities that would show off my skills but this was perfect! It's definitely the area that I want to go into.
Any final words of advice for people about entering MTV Breaks at Rotterdam?
Just be yourself and show your skills off through your work! What's the worst that can happen? You don't get through? Try again next year!
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