I don’t believe in mistakes or coincidence. I believe in challenges and opportunities. As the German-born son of Romanian parents who fled their home as political refugees in 1980s, I am acutely aware that I have been afforded opportunities I share with only an infinitesimal proportion of people. Going to an International School in both Switzerland and Germany, I grew up in a community of many cultures. This meant that from a young age I was exposed to the rituals and practices of people from across the globe. My upbringing has shaped the way I see the world and inspired my fascination with people; why they act, how they think and what they communicate. As a result, I have always sought to abstract reality in pursuit of gaining a better understanding of why things happen as they do and what changes may inspire a different outcome. Through studying history at university, I developed my analytical skills by observing patterns and drawing connections between seemingly disparate concepts. Furthermore, I gained a broad understanding of economics, politics and culture across time and space. I pursued a career in law because it promised a similar intellectual challenge in a business environment. However, in the past year, it has become clear to me that I need to work in an industry which will fulfil me both creatively and intellectually as well as offering me the chance to work with like- minded people who are truly passionate about what they do. I believe that my varied professional experiences, ranging from co-producing a documentary short on neo-Nazis in Germany to working as a Brand Ambassador for PROPERCORN, have allowed me to develop the necessary skills to build a successful career in Advertising. In my position as Communications Director for One World Week, I had to be well organised and display excellent management skills to ensure our team of twelve students worked hard and for each other. Whilst working for Cirque du Soleil as a merchandise clerk, I was able to hone not only my inter- personal and communication skills, but also gain insight into the business structure of a global corporation. As the co-founder of Free thoughts, I have proven that I am ambitious in my creative pursuits and am willing to work hard to achieve the goals I set myself. Lastly, I have always enjoyed more than anything working as part of a team – be it organising preparations for sailing across the Caribbean with six fellow travellers or playing a gig at a local festival with my high school rock band. I believe that Advertising is the right industry for me because everything I have experienced so far has prepared me for this challenge and I intend make the most of the opportunity to continue my professional and personal development in a career which, like me, values both creativity and business acumen in equal measure.
I am responsible for overseeing the ideation and production of the blog content for several hotel brands. In addition to this, I brief our design and development teams on the eight monthly content newsletters we produce for which I also write the copy. I liaise directly with the client and have developed an approval process tool that has been rolled out across several accounts within the agency. I contribute to our weekly client meetings, write monthly data reports and have created a partnership opportunity for the client with a walking tours company.
As Brand Ambassador, I independently ran sampling events at supermarkets and canteens across London and have worked at various trade shows as a sales representative. Through these experiences I have learned how to generate publicity for a youth-oriented brand.
I managed a team of students responsible for contacting the media and raising public awareness of One World Week – an annual festival at the University of Warwick. My main tasks included devising our communications strategy, running weekly meetings and hosting the festival’s launch event.
English Legal System - 91% Independent Research Essay on Tax Havens - 77% Statute Analysis - 82% Case Analysis - 80% Coursework - 67% Constitutional and Administrative Law - 63% Contract Law - 50% Law of Tort - 61% Land Law - 60% Equity & Trusts - 58% Criminal Law - 53% European Union law - 80% EU Law Project - 64% Overall: Commendation
First Year: Making of the Modern World - 71% (1st) Caribbean History - 68% (2:1) French Social History - 59% (2:2) Spanish Accelerated for Beginners - 77% (1st) Second Year: European World - 64% (2:1) Galleons and Caravans - 62% (2:1) Politics of Protest - 66% (2:1) Spanish for Historians II - 62% (2:1) Third Year: Historiography - 72% (1st) Foul Matters - 69% (2:1) Russian Revolution - 64% (2:1) Dissertation on the Russian Revolution - 74% (1st) Overal: 2:1
Higher Level: History - 7 Physics - 6 English A1 - 5 Standard Level: Mathematics SL - 6 Economics - 7 German A2 - 5 + 2 extra points Total: 38