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Recently graduating from Queen Mary, University of London, I have gained a wide-range of experiences supplementary to my studies; including working at Marios Schwab as Office and Administration intern, getting involved in student media publishing as Style Editor, interning as Styling Assistant for Alister Mackie and maintaining a part-time job in fashion retail. I am eager to enhance my skills in order to successfully progress in the fashion industry and I am specifically interested in roles with a focus on the written word. My varied professional and academic interests have contributed to creating a larger cultural background, allowing me to critically engage with any topic; from current affairs to fashion. I have accumulated extensive knowledge of brands, designers and fabrics whilst working in extremely fast-paced environments where I had to use my initiative and best judgement in order to meet tight deadlines. Thanks to my knowledge of foreign languages (Italian, French and Spanish) I can offer an alternative cultural perspective and easily communicate with a vast and diverse audience both verbally and through writing. I can translate and adapt content to the mind-sets of different cultural realities in order to create stronger links with customers or readers based on their interests. Driven, confident and hard-working, I have the organisational skills and discipline to achieve my maximum potential.
Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service according to premium standards, managing transactions, creating work schedules and daily planners, arranging appointments and participating in the preparation of the store for CEO and board members visits. I am also given responsibilities in processing and storing delivery while organizing the workspace to guarantee the highest level of presentation and productivity. These tasks are accomplished while in constant communication with management and members of staff. As a senior member of the team I am fully comfortable with independent work. This role allowed me to develop a strong attention to detail, sharpen my sense of judgement and decision-making under time constrictions.
Responsible for picking up and returning samples, assisting with shoot prep and maintaining and organizing the samples as well as being responsible for answering the phones and the usual running of the studio.
Responsible for creating content for both print and online, writing articles, researching trends, proofreading, fact checking and editing both the works of contributors and fellow Style editors. Also responsible for distribution of the magazine across the student body and through various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and events. All the above tasks were carried out in steady communication with the editor-in-chief, all the relevant section editors and the creative director. This role enabled me to deal with other people’s writing and opinions which I perceive as being as an extension of the author and therefore need to be respected. It was of the foremost importance for me to discuss editorial changes with our contributors before publication in a way that they could enhance their writing skills. This position gave me the chance to develop the abilities I was interested in while being directly involved with the Student’s Union and our community.
Responsible for answering the phones, management of petty cash and expenses, coordinating daily shopping and post collection, monitoring supplies and reordering stock, assisting Marios Schwab with PA style tasks when he is in the studio, carry out detailed research for events and creative resource material for the designer, creating documentation required across all departments, preparing and monitoring studio shipping/logistics, tracking sample movement between press and production and maintaining organization of the Marios Schwab archive. This role gave me the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in an industry that is usually foreclosed to non-fashion students. Here I gained concrete insight of what it means to work in a creative office therefore strengthening my administrative skills.
Modules included: Political Analysis, International Relations: Theories and Contemporary Issues, War and Security in World Politics, Theories of the Self, Race and Racism in World Politics and Radical Politics Today. Dissertation: “The Specters of the Millennium Development Goals” (12000 words) The project takes a deconstructive approach to the international, showing how Hegelian and Kantian thought is implicated in a certain ‘internationalist’ discourse aimed at reconciliation and at the universal. This, it is argued, is in turn visible in the MDGs.
Overall grade: 100/100 Subjects: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, History of Art, Maths, History, Physics.