Marina Whittaker

Events Assistant

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationWindsor, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsEvent Assistant - Marketing Executive

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About me

Ambitious and experienced events professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Events and Marketing industry. Skilled in organising, sticking to deadlines, researching and public speaking. Young events professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in History and the Modern World from the University of Winchester. Career goals include leading and managing own team in organising events.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Event Management
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Microsoft Office
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media

Companies I’ve worked with

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    University of Winchester, Hampshire

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      Upper Street Events

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        Legoland Windsor

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          TT Tents

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          Work history

          Currently

          Event Assistant

          MPI

          Sep 2017
          • Windsor, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • MPI organises events primarily for the pharmaceutical industry. Jobs include but not limited to: • Organising event attendance • Liaising with customers on requirements such as travel and accommodation • Preparing flight/travel itineraries • Production of delegate materials e.g. welcome packs • Various research tasks including venue and hotel searches • Preparing and shipping of event materials • Counting and documenting leftover product and literature from events Events organised: • 20 person meeting and dinner in London

          2017

          Events and Marketing Intern

          Upper Street Events

          Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Intern for Upper Street Events, working on the Cycle Show. Updated content on the Cycle Show website, proofed marketing material and the show guide, called pre-registration contacts and supported with exhibitor and visitor queries.

          2017

          Wedding Assistant

          Stylish Events

          May 2017 - Jun 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Assisted in the execution of a two-day Indian wedding at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel London and the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel for two weeks. Helped to complete decorations for the ceremonies, and also researched and purchased last-minute decorations. Worked during the events, moving furniture and decorations under time pressures and ensured the events ran smoothly on the day.

          2016

          Event Management Intern

          TT Tents

          May 2016 - Jul 2016
          • United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Very valuable summer spent working as a paid intern at TT Tents. Was entrusted to create mood boards for clients, to find furniture, decoration and lighting suitable for the event and retrieve quotations. Made many marketing calls to potential clients. This experience helped to improve my Microsoft word and excel skills.

          2017

          Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
          • Winchester, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Represented the University of Winchester during events for prospective students and work with the Student Recruitment Team marketing the University. Jobs include communicating University experiences to students and parents, taking groups on campus tours, answering any questions about the University or otherwise and giving Student Life Talks in front of a group of people explaining the student life in Winchester.

          2016

          Admissions Assistant

          Legoland Windsor

          Apr 2014 - May 2016
          • Windsor, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Handled money, dealt with guest complaints, administered correct information when asked and solved difficult issues such as guests coming with the wrong tickets and solving their problems swiftly. It has helped to develop great customer service skills.

          Education

          Currently

          2:1 BA (Hons) Modern History

          The University of Winchester

          Jul 2014
          • Winchester, United Kingdom
          • Graduated with a 2:1 in History and the Modern World. Part of the History society and badminton society. Spent one semester at Southern Oregon University.