My strengths lie in research and communication - I want to exploit these, in what I believe is an exciting and upwardly mobile industry. I am a post-graduate research student at the University of Cambridge, finishing up my MPhil research on the United Kingdom's space industry - focusing on the relationship between modern physics, and national space policy and government strategy. This has involved interviewing and liaising with those I have termed "space leaders" -scientists and company directors alike. I have developed a database of both upstream and downstream players, and an in-depth insight into the aims and strategies of the leading actors in the UK's space industry. I am looking to mobilise these, in a business development role.
I was an intern with The Forum, a weekly World Service recorded radio broadcast, produced by a small team of five ( three producers, one Production Assistant, and a rotating intern throughout the year). I was responsible for producing and managing the social media content, and researching new programme themes and potential guests. I managed the rare feat - rare for an intern - of identifying an appropriate guest for a predetermined theme, and inviting them onto the programme successfully, at short notice within a week).
I was a business development intern with Nathan Associates London, an international private sector development consultancy firm, head-quartered in Washington. I was responsible for canvassing for new projects on industry websites and updating the company database for future projects, conducting back ground research, and producing reports for outbound consultants. The timeliness and accuracy of my work, and my professionalism and genuine interest in the job, resulted in my internship first being extended, then made a paid position, and finally, me being invited to return the following year, as a part-time assistant in 2013. I undertook this second spell with Nathan Associates alongside conducting research for my undergraduate dissertation, and volunteering as a Citizens' Advice advisor.
Human geographical research, on the UK space industry - an in-depth analysis of modern physics, and current national space policy, and strategy.
I received awards for securing the highest average donation per call, the largest sum of number secured by one called, throughout the campaign, and the largest percentage of successful donation agreements, whilst working as a telephone fundraiser for Buffalo Consulting, on behalf of Queen Mary, University of London's Alumni Fund. I thoroughly enjoyed this job.