I am a highly resourceful individual with a passion to gain new skills and expand my horizons. I take great pride in my work and I particularly value the strong interpersonal skills that my experiences volunteering have enabled me to foster. Furthermore, while I enjoy working in a team, I am very comfortable working independently. An eagerness to meet new people and cultivate my understanding of different cultures helps me to engage and observe the world in ways that people often miss. It is important also for me to be constantly looking for new and exciting challenges, particularly those that provide a deeper insight into the editorial industry. Over the last 6 years, I have greatly prioritised any and all opportunities that would and have enabled me to expand my hands-on experience and understanding of the media and journalistic industry. Building on my work as an event reporter and photographer for the Brentwood Catholic Youth service, I went on to work for my University's newspaper as a Content Writer for 3 years.
Responsibilities include: Establishing, designing, writing, editing and self-publishing my own magazine. Skills gained include: Ability to work to tight deadlines. Knowledge and on the job training in how to foster and build on contacts I have made in the Journalism Industry as well as the ability to work live events as a Photojournalist. Ability to plan and write carefully considered and relevant content. Strong product design and layout proficiencies in particular when using Adobe InDesign.
Responsibilities include: Designing, building and decorating a playground in a rural village in Uganda. Organizing, developing and helping to run arts and play-based sessions for the children at the school. Skills gained include: Strong communications skills, Physical strength and dexterity, Well honed instincts and personal initiative which helped me to solve known problems as well as deal with any unforeseen complications as and when they arose.
In my final year of University I worked as a freelance member of the 'Press Pack' during various public events and demonstrations in and around London. This work, along with the on-the-job training I gained from established members of the photojournalistic profession, went on to greatly support and influence the designing, writing and overall production of my self-published periodical -The Girl in the Camo Jacket.
Responsibilities include: Documenting events for advertising and distribution material. Skills gained include: Multitasking, flexibility through changing situations and team work.
Responsibilities include: Creating written content, hosting and managing my own radio show. Skills gained include: Time management, how to write for specified audiences, how to use recording equipment and how to communicate with an audience in a non-visual way.
Responsibilities include: Engaging with clients, solo tasks as well as organising group photos and supporting principal photographer. Skills gained include: Scene composition, organisation and how to work effectively under pressure.
I studied abroad in Canada for a year as part of my Degree. My Final grade was 2:1 During this time I studied a number of different modules and subjects. One example is the Advanced Message Design program I undertook while studying abroad in Canada. The completion of this course required me to gain a detailed understanding of marketing based modules including but not limited to non-verbal communication, audience demographics and prospective client psychology.
I received a BA Hons in Photography from the University of Hertfordshire. My Final Grade was 2:1.
10 GCSEs (A*: R.S.; 5As: English Literature, English Language, French, Textiles, Additional Science; 3Bs: including Mathematics; 1C: Music)
3 A levels (Photography: B; English Literature: C; Law: C)