Kaylee Kain

USA, MA Publishing

We’ve got amazing internship opportunities that look amazing on your CV. I’m doing an internship at the Bodleian Library and I never would have had that experience if it hadn’t been for Brookes.

Kaylee Kain - USA, MA Publishing
Why did you choose to come to Oxford?  
I really wanted to go to England and study abroad and travel, and then I found the Oxford Brookes course for publishing and it as the best it worked out.  

What parts of your course do you most enjoy?  
You know we get to work at book fairs, like last week we got to go to the London Book Fair and I got to meet Judith Kerr, so I was very happy with that. We’ve got amazing internship opportunities that look amazing on your CV.  I’m doing an internship at the Bodleian Library and I never would have had that experience if it hadn’t been for Brookes, so that’s really great.  The Bodleian Library have a partnership with the University of Chicago Press, and I talked with them last week at the London Book Fair, so it’s a great networking opportunity.

How did you find the application process?
We had this running chat over the summer on Facebook and we were just like ‘Have you done this yet?, What are you doing about that?, Where are you going to live?’, it was really nice to have that connection before coming.  

Have you travelled in the UK?
I went on a trip right after I graduated college to the UK, so we went to London, Stratford on Avon and here in Oxford, and I just fell in love with it, it was so beautiful.  It’s funny, I can’t believe that I was actually in Oxford and then I come back and now I’m living here.  

What’s your favourite place in Oxford?
My favourite pub is the King’s Arms in the city centre. You get the best walk, you go right by the Bodleian and the Radcliffe Camera.  

Every Friday after my internship I go to a different tea or coffee house in the city. There are a lot of places you can go to, literally on every street.  

Do you think your courses have prepared you for your career?  
Yeah I think our course has definitely given us a broad overview of what the business will actually be like. We’ve had different courses in all the main fields such as marketing, editorial and design. I don’t know if I could have gotten that anywhere else, such a complete well rounded education of the business.