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Big Yellow Self Storage Finds A Cracking Social Media Intern

We recently unveiled the Big Think, a search for students passionate about social networks, social media and web culture. Entrants had to prove their gusto on Facebook and Twitter to craft attention grabbing headlines, whilst promoting themselves on the social web.

Designed for undergraduates and graduates alike and those interested in social media the internship is a fantastic opportunity for the winner to work and learn with our online communications team in London this summer. The internship scheme offers students a detailed program focusing on how to effectively enhance brand presence online and through social media sites such as Facebook.
To secure this prize, students had to enter by submitting a catchy, funny or downright silly news headline which had to include the words “Big” and “Yellow” on our Big Yellow Self Storage page on Facebook.

We saw many Big Thinkers with well over 250 entries for the internship, but the overall winner with 223 ‘Likes’ was Nicholas Wellings whose entry was ‘BIG Bird from Sesame Street is BIG and YELLOW just like the BIG YELLOW Storage’.

He’s currently finishing off his AS exams at Sixth Form College in Sheffield and is a budding actor after beginning to break in to TV and film by appearing in some BBC dramas. Nicholas also has a great techie side to him as he’s a web designer who’s created sites for local businesses.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in Big Thinkers and we can’t wait for Nicholas to get started later in the summer!

You can check out Nicholas’ recent interview with the Guardian Careers site about how he got involved in the Big Thinkers internship here.

We’ve seen some really passionate individuals rise to the challenge over the last couple of weeks, so it’s seems a shame to pick up just one bright spark. That’s why we’re we are delighted to be able to confirm that we’re able to offer a 2nd month-long internship to join our fantastic winner Nicholas Wellings and the rest of the team at Big Yellow Self Storage. The closing date is 2nd July so you better get a new entry in and as many ‘Likes’ as you can fast! http://bit.ly/dx2GKA