Laura Hamilton

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  • LocationKenley, United Kingdom

About me

 

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.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Corporate
  • Online
  • Print
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Popular Culture
  • Relationship Management
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Wait Staff

At Your Service London

Jul 2014
  • 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.

2014

Work Experience

Clarion Events

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • 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.

2012

Work Experience

adam&eveDDB

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • 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.

Education

2017

Philosophy Theology

University of Oxford

Sep 2014 - May 2017

    2014

    Gcses, A2 and AS Levels

    Woldingham S

    Aug 2008 - May 2014
    • 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

    Awards

    2016

    Writing for the Cherwell newspaper

    • 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/

    2013

    Academic Prefect

    • 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.