I am currently a 2nd year Philosophy & Theology student at Oxford University, looking for experience in the advertising industry. I have some previous experience (see below), but am looking to learn a great deal more about how the industry works, in particular account management. Currently the Events Director for Oxford Women in Business, I am heavily involved in organising many and varied events, ranging from "Inspirational speaker" events to drinks and networking with our sponsors. Furthermore, I am the primary contact with some of our 'Gold' sponsors, meaning that I have to liaise and communicate on a regular basis with the firm in order to ensure that they are getting out of the Society what was promised in the sponsorship contract. I have put into place a number of new ideas for the society, including holding a fascinating panel on the role of women in business, and helping to rejuvenate the "Welcome Drinks" into a much bigger and more popular event. My previous experience in advertising is very little, but I hope to build on it - I am eager to learn and am very good at picking up new skills and ideas. I am currently working on a project consulting for the Friends of the Earth, in a scheme run by the University in which students go and consult for local companies. Right from Day 1 of this project, I have picked up new skills and have had to work things out for myself in order to give the client the best services possible.
Undertook a day of training to learn how to waitress in various situations. Have worked a number of shifts, including waiting boxes at Royal Ascot. As a result, I am skilled at serving both drinks and food, as well as having learnt a great deal about the value of teamwork and effective communication.
I co-ordinated research for various events, and collated large amounts of data. I learned about the targets and quota of marketing staff, and interacted with customers through email and telephone. This helped massively my skills of interaction in a business setting.
I did 2 week of work experience with adam&eveDDB, I accompanied shoots and pre-production meetings, giving me fascinating and valuable insight into the process of creating an advertising campaign. I also undertook research into campaigns carried out by competing brands, collating large amount of information into concise spreadsheets.
11 A*s at GCSE in English Language, English Literature, French, Spanish, Japanese, History, Religious Studies, Mathematics (IGCSE), Science, Additional Science, Theatre Studies A*AA at A-level in English Literature, Mathematics and Religious Studies A at AS level in Spanish
I reviewed the new One Direction album, giving it a positive spin in the face of much cynical criticism by the student body of the University. Named the best article in the section. http://www.cherwell.org/2015/11/20/review-one-direction-made-in-the-am/
I was given the position of academic prefect during my final year at school, which gave me a number of responsibilities. As a part of this role, I introduced a brand-new system of tutoring, in which older students were given the opportunity to 'buddy up' with younger students to help them with their homework. This not only improved inter-year integration, but also gave the older students a valuable chance to work on mentoring and tutoring skills. I also set up a new system of academic feedback to improve transparency and accountability.