“My goal every summer is none other than to do my best in order to give my students the once in a lifetime experience I had”
My name is Eduard Perisé but you can call me Ed, Eddy or Mr Cameraman. I’m a Multimedia Engineer born in Barcelona in 1993.
Do you know the quote from the film “The Wizard of Oz” – There’s no place like home?. Well I think I’ve got a place in this world which is like home for me and it’s not Barcelona. Let me give you a brief explanation of my relation with Pilgrims:
From 2009 to 2011, I was a Pilgrims student at the University of Kent. I fell in love with Pilgrims since the moment I shook hands with my course director during arrivals day. Those three years really made my English improve and I still keep in touch with some friends I made back in the day. Needless to say, I had tons of fun!
As I couldn’t come back as a student, I changed my role. From 2012 to 2014, I became a staff member at Bradfield College with Juniors. I know it’ll sound a bit cheesy but my goal every summer is none other than to do my best in order to give my students the once in a lifetime experience I had.
In 2015, I was given an opportunity I couldn’t refuse: I went around all the Pilgrims centres working as what we called back then a “Marketing Artist“. I took pictures and videos from all the schools and courses. Getting to know all these people (staff and students) really gave me a wider vision of the Pilgrims universe.
I guess the office liked my work because that’s why I’m writing on this blog. In February 2016, I was offered the position of Marketing Executive at Pilgrims. I can’t wait to do my best in order to make of Pilgrims an even greater experience of what it is right now!
Don’t hesitate contacting me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or doubts about Pilgrims. Follow us on our social networks to be updated on all things Pilgrims and remember that this summer #thewowisback
PS: If you don’t mind, I’ll take this opportunity to thank those who definitely made a difference in me when I was a student. Without them, I wouldn’t even be writing this post for sure. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me:
- Dan Purcell, my first Pilgrims TEFL in 2009 at UKC – He gave me my very first English lesson
- Chloe Holgate, TEFL at UKC in 2011 & 2012 – She is the one who encouraged me to apply for a place as a staff member after I became 18
- Kev Byrne, one of the Assistant Directors in all my courses as a student at UKC and my TEFL in 2012 & 2011 – The summers wouldn’t have been the same without his energy and dedication
- James Ross, the Director in all my courses as a student at UKC – if you are a student at Pilgrims, you’ll know the staff members become your “parents/big brothers & sisters”. Well, this man is the best adoptive parent you can imagine and I think I still haven’t realised how lucky I was to have him as my course director.