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I am a graduate of Linguistics and Sociology from Newcastle University, looking to pursue a career in Marketing. I have experience as an intern in Marketing and PR at a small and developing luxury fashion brand, Paper London, and after travelling the world for a year after University, I am currently working in Accounts and Payroll.
• Role: Data entry and book-keeping for invoices and accounts. I monitor and manage the receivable invoices and payments B2B as well as communications with vendors and suppliers. • Key skills acquired: Dealing with large sums of money and multiple accounts and invoices, I have to be meticulous and diligent and also adhere to strict deadlines. I have to use complex functions of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, as well as the proprietary accountancy software developed by the business.
• Role: Building the PAPER brand using research, analysis and press contacts, as well as organising and supporting brand events. I communicated with brand appropriate influencers in order to reach a relevant audience, as well as engage brand appropriate stockists. Additionally, I managed their social media channels, ensuring all content is engaging and on brand. • Key skills acquired: Communicating with internal and external teams to ensure branding alignment and clearly defined deliverables could be met. The small team and flat structure meant that my remit was wide and varied, and that I was a key decision-maker.
• Linguistics: included modules of the History of Language and Language Change, Child Language Acquisition, Syntax, Phonology and Phonetics. This course required a significant amount of research, as well as scientific essay writing. I was required to present scientific language research in groups, as well as undertake individual research and analysis. • Sociology: included modules in Childhood, the Theory of Sociology, and health and illness. This element of my studies involved the exploration of society from alternative perspectives, and tested my own approaches and thought processes. The social nature of this course meant I was required to communicate and work closely with others in both group and individual work, developing my teamwork skills. Additionally, I was required to write essays and reports, as well as present research.
4 A-Levels, World Development (A), English Language (B), Sociology (B), History (C)