Georgia Dochoda

4th Year BA Human Geography + Study Abroad at Uni. of Exeter

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About me

I'm currently in my final year of study at the University of Exeter reading Human Geography after having returned from a year abroad at the University of Helsinki in Finland focusing on Arts and Cultural Studies whilst also studying International Relations, Gender Studies and Finnish. I am highly interested in jobs within Marketing and Advertising, having worked in marketing roles for various nightlife events companies and charitable organisations during my time at university. I have also maintained an interest in Fine Art, Fashion and Filmmaking via social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram, regularly visiting galleries, sketching and making my own short films. I believe that I am a motivated and hardworking, creative and engaging individual that can work well both by myself and in a group. I am currently interested in a job within the creative industry after I graduate from university in June 2019 preferably in London as I live a commutable distance away. I am also open to working abroad as I feel at ease in an unfamiliar environment after my year abroad in Helsinki.

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Skills

  • Creative Arts
  • Charity Marketing
  • Events Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Experimental Film
  • Team Collaboration
  • Creative Ideas
  • Creative Styling
  • German Language
  • Event Photography

People I’ve worked with

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  • Olive Berggren

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Companies I’ve worked with

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    G4S

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      Darling Associates

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        The Danish Collection

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          Raise and Give

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          Work history

          2018

          Brand Ambassador

          Headstart App

          Sep 2017 - May 2018
          • Exeter, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I was chosen via a selection process to be a brand ambassador for the student recruitment app Headstart that launched in 2016. We approached fellow students on various days to inform them about the various companies (including L'Oreal and Vodafone) that choose to recruit via the app due to its fair and unbiased methods.

          2017

          Work Experience

          Truslink

          Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
          • Shanghai, China
          • Internship
          • I had the unique opportunity to be to able to shadow various employees within the Truslink firm that handles construction and architectural projects for a multitude of American, and European companies within their central offices based in Shanghai, China. I gained invaluable insight into a Chinese based work environment and hope to work within China in the future.

          2018

          Steward at the All England Lawn Wimbledon Tennis Championships

          G4S

          Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
          • Wimbledon, London SW19 5AG, UK
          • Full Time
          • As a steward at the Wimbledon Championships for two years running I have been placed in a number of high risk environments across the site in order to ensure that crowds are managed and difficult or dangerous situations are neutralised and dealt with in a calm manner. I am honoured to have been a part of such an iconic British cultural event. I received crowd management training and learnt how best to deal with the possibility of a terrorist threat. I believe I can now manage fast paced and high stress environments. I have also learnt the importance of remaining friendly and kind when dealing with the general public on a daily basis.

          2017

          May 2017 - May 2017
          • Exeter, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I was part of the volunteer team for Virgo Festival located at Great Fulford Manor, Devon. I was able to gain further insight into the behind-the-scenes process of bringing together a small scale festival.

          2017

          Brand Ambassador

          Hold it Down

          Sep 2016 - May 2017
          • Exeter, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I have been a Brand Ambassador for the events company Hold It Down during both my first and second year at Exeter University, which I have picked up now that I've returned after my year abroad. This role involves maintaining an engaging social media presence, for instance sharing events, inviting friends and organising the sale of tickets. I really enjoy being involved in the nightlife and music scene at University, particularly when finding more creative and individual ways to brand events. Hold It Down organises the largest festival 'Hijacked' at the University and this year I was chosen to be part of a select team to market the festival and sell tickets. I was also awarded for selling the highest number of tickets to the festival that year.

          2017

          Marketing Coordinator

          Raise and Give

          Sep 2016 - May 2017
          • Exeter, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I was part of a Marketing Team for the charity Raise and Give, the largest society at Exeter University. We were part of a record breaking, award winning committee raising roughly £135,000 for the national charity Cancer Research and local charity Balloons. It felt so rewarding to use marketing skills and social media presence to raise awareness and funds for such incredible causes. Charitable marketing and branding is an area that I am interested to seek further experience in. I am planning on climbing Kilimanjaro in 2019 with RAG Challenges after raising the sufficient funds myself as I believe it is important to push myself out of my comfort zone

          2016

          Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
          • Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • The Danish Collection is a Danish homewares, clothing and lifestyle concept store. My responsibilities as Sales Assistant included taking care of any customer queries in store and over the phone, managing payments over the till, answering phone calls, organising stock, running errands, rearranging window and shop displays, and managing sales on a daily basis. I gained insight into the commercial aspects of design, clothing and branding whilst learning customer service and care in a busy working environment.

          2015

          Personal Assistant

          Darling Associates

          Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Darling Associates is an architects firm located in Central London. My responsibilities as Personal Assistant included answering phone calls, organising meetings with key clients, preparing rooms for board and team meetings, setting up international Skype calls and running errands for team members

          Education

          Currently

          Sep 2015
          • Exeter, United Kingdom
          • I am currently in my fourth and final year of reading a Bachelors of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. This year I am studying modules including the Geographies of Material Culture, the Cultural Landscape of Geography, Geographies of the Body, Geographies of Rurality and Refugee and Asylum Seekers. My dissertation will research university students and clothing they have bought from charity shops or secondhand shops. I want to focus on the emotional attachment individuals can have to their clothes as well as feelings of nostalgia and a need for individuality. Activities and Societies: I have previously been a member of the university's mixed lacrosse team, I was part of a team who organised a charitable fashion show in my first year as the head of Marketing with Raise and Give, a member of the Geography society, a member of the university gym. I have studied a number of German language and culture modules in my first year at an advanced level. I had the unique opportunity to travel to New York for a Geography field trip in my second year to conduct research concerning community green spaces across the city.

          2018

          Art and Cultural Studies

          University of Helsinki

          Aug 2017 - May 2018
          • Helsinki, Finland
          • I studied for a year at the University of Helsinki and enrolled in the following modules: Beginners Finnish Language, China's International Relations and Diplomacy, Art History and it's History, Introduction to Film and Television Studies, LGBTQ in Africa and beyond, Gender, State and Society, Nordic Film and World Film History.

          2015

          International Baccalaureate

          Sevenoaks School

          Sep 2013 - May 2015
          • Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
          • I studied Art, English and Geography at Higher Level whilst I studied Maths, German and Biology at Standard Level. Activities and Societies: I was the head of Marketing for a team taking part in Young Enterprise, a member of the Geography Society, a member involved in creating a Geography Calendar for the charitable cause of 'Education for All'​- a Moroccan charity supporting girls'​ education. I was also a member of a team organising a charitable Fashion Show in partnership with the Danish Collection for the charitable cause of 'Eve Appeal'​ and a member of Politics, Philosophy and Economics society.

          Awards

          2015

          A Level Summer Exhibition Online

          Royal Academy of Arts

          • My oil painting 'Immanuel' was selected from over 2,000 to be part of a 38 piece A Level Summer Exhibition by the RA, which can be seen via the link below. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/a-level-exhibition-online-2015 My painting 'Immanuel' was also given special mention by Sam Phillips, the Editor of the RA Magazine, in the article of selected pieces, which can be seen via the link below. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/our-picks-from-the-a-level-summer-1