Kali Derra

Graduate

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

I am a highly motivated young woman who has just finished studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London (with a predicted first-class honours). I am an incredibly driven and focused with excellent written and communication skills, as well as a confidence in establishing and maintaining relationships. I am passionate, dedicated and learn quickly; I would undoubtedly be a good addition to any company if given the opportunity. I love poetry, travel, books and tv & film and (after a little break) fitness!

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Skills

  • Writing Poetry
  • Academia
  • Academic Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Performance Poetry
  • Quick Learner
  • Teamworking
  • Confident Communicator
  • Brainstorming
  • Cooking

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

    • Publishing
  • M

    Morgan Stanley

    • M

      McKinsey & Company

      • A

        Aberdeen Asset Management

        Work history

        Currently

        Session Assistant

        Craxton Studios

        Apr 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • A bespoke studio space that regularly deals with TV adverts, fashion / commercial photo shoots, TV series and feature film filming as well as more classical music auditions and rehearsals. It’s a pretty diverse job in the sense that i’m always dealing with different types of people and regularly handling the following: • Assisting film crews & directors in preparing the studios for filming / photoshoot • Welcoming clients & visitors and providing a helpful and personal service throughout their session. • Taking phone calls, booking cabs, ordering food as well as preparing lunches for artists. • Handling tickets, programmes and sales of CDs. • Ushering, general supervision and assistance throughout the studio.

        2019

        Work Experience

        The Telegraph

        May 2019 - May 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I worked in the Editorial and Magazines department and handled the following: • Assist interviewing people for potential articles • Preparing cutts • Building multiple site articles • Updating magazine interview covers and spreadsheets • Photography for Stella magazine ‘She wears it well’ section • Transcribing several interviews • Archiving old content • Attending, contributing to and writing up meeting minutes about potential stories

        2019

        Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • General Set PA assistance: coffee + food runs. Calling for rolling. etc.

        2018

        Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
        • United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Assisting director and 1st AD with Billy Lockett 'Covered in Chaos' music video & general runner work

        2016

        Executive Assistant

        McKinsey & Company

        Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
        • Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK
        • Full Time
        • • Extensive diary management, intercontinental logistics / travel and arranging conference calls. • Travelling to client sites to meet with teams for new and ongoing projects. • Handling highly confidential information.

        2016

        Team Assistant

        Morgan Stanley

        May 2015 - Jan 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Diary Management • Creating and distributing marketing information to client companies • Full administrative and secretarial support environment for team of approx. 12 people. • Organising conferences; liaising with clients and sales team to provide best schedule, support, travel and accommodation arrangements. • Extensive Roadshow/Marketing for Client Events. • Databases/Spreadsheets • Project Work & Data Gathering within set deadlines.

        2014

        Personal Assistant

        Aberdeen Asset Management

        Jun 2014 - Nov 2014
        • Cheapside, London EC1A 4EU, UK
        • Full Time
        • • Minute taking and distribution to varying teams • Arranging international meetings and travel, applying for visas and transportation • Organising calls, receive incoming mail and receiving visitors.

        2013

        Team Assistant

        Citigroup

        Feb 2012 - May 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Extensive diary management of over 20 bankers • Process expenses • Handle confidential company information • Organise the annual ski trip

        Education

        Currently

        Oct 2016
        • London NW1 2DU, UK
        • English Literature & Creative Writing (dissertation was a collection of poetry that was based on the global issues that women face and how they are abused)

        2010

        A Levels

        Rydal Penrhos

        Sep 2008 - Jun 2010
        • United Kingdom
        • English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies, French Literature and Language