A recent Liberal Arts and Sciences graduate, majoring in Environmental Science, and multi-skilled and bilingual individual in English and Arabic, and competitive athlete, with good writing, editing, PR and creative experience. I am currently seeking to secure a challenging graduate role, where I can utilize my existing skills and experience as well as furthering my personal development. Having international experience and undertaking multidisciplinary roles and internships, which involved creative production duties, and roles working with both media and non-profit charities, whom focus on sustainability, I developed excellent interpersonal skills, becoming a good communicator, and interviewer with an understanding disposition. Eventual career goal is to assume responsibility and to become immersed in a range of projects, where I can have the opportunity of also highlighting global issues.
-Pitching feature ideas, researching and growing the publication’s social media presence.
-Helping with research and promotion of current ISF College campaigns, such as Green Your Thirst. Communicating with colleges and universities to tell them about ISF and promoting ISF College ethically on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. -Researching, creating, and implementing writing content for the ISF College Program blog and/or college webpage. -Work with other CAB members to help promote ISF and its mission, and develop ideas for committee and/or division projects, including contributing in designing apparel for ISF College Division and highlighting awareness for Earth Day. Personally created a storyboard for a video advertisement to promote ISF. -Develop short term and long-term goals that encourage personal growth and the growth of ISF.
-Fact checking and intensive researching; Assisted British journalist, David Randall with an article on Sinai Gold in Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the Arab Spring revolution and another piece on the Erika Oil Spill, researching on the Acts of Sovereignty and spoke with the French Government. Assisted journalist, Sanchez Manning with contacting government officials/journalists by communicating in Arabic in relation to Egypt suing the UK over frozen assets. Interviewing potential applicants for articles and news in the city relevant to national/international affairs and writing brief blurbs and listings, working on projects for other departments and publications as availability permits. -Using fast-thinking and strong news judgment to recognize interesting news elements, suggesting own story ideas and angles and incorporating them in stories, video and still images.
-Undertaking open days and administrative duties for current and potential students by highlighting the opportunities available at the University of Birmingham.
-Assisting to run a full front of house service providing a professional and high quality reception service to students, staff and visitors in student services department as well as counseling department.
Editorial Contributor, the Metropolist, London (Jan 2014 – Jan 2015); CocoKouture Magazine, Glitter Groupe Media, New York (Jan 2012 – Sept 2013); Campus Editor, the National Student (TNS), London (Sept 2010 – Oct 2012); Editorial/Research Intern, Empire Magazine, Bauer Media Publications, London (June 2010) -Reporting/writing articles from various sources and keeping in touch with PR contacts and writing press requests. Assisting editors with fact-checking, transcribing, conducting interviews and pitching feature ideas, which line up with the vision of the magazine/publication. -Devising editorial strategy and content plan by submitting material for publication in the required and expected format and rewriting and adapting material (and sometimes the work of others). -Researching relevant media contacts for daily outreach, assisting the team with the development of press materials, assisting at sponsored events and functions and using social media to promote editorial content.
-First point of contact, managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments. Switchboard and dealing with correspondence and phone calls. Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation. -Organising events and conferences, including following up on invitations and third part companies
-Providing a highly professional first class front of house service, responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the reception desk and consistently providing an excellent level of service to customers and guests of the hotel.
-First student-led record label. Ensuring a strong cross-discipline brand identity for both label and bands on artistic level and through social media. Creation of company logo, market research and brand communication. Creating marketing plans for record label and artist(s) in conjunction with PR, Sales, and Events. Co-operating with Head of Digital Marketing to Ensure an Integrated Marketing Campaign Across Print and Digital Departments.
Major: Environmental Science/Studies Minor: English Literature
1 Year Exchange Programme
Scholarship programme, offering additional mentoring, enrichment events and opportunities to the highest achieving entrants to the university.
Financial support for undertaking internship relevant to their future career.
2013-2017: Recognizes the achievements of students from lower income backgrounds, who perform extremely well in their A-levels and equivalent.