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Catrina MacDonald

Event Cordinator

Personal Profile

Having recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) in Festival, Events and Hospitality Management, I am now eager to secure a position with a progressive and creative Events company in Dubai.  I am an ambitious and self-motivated individual who can equally perform well on my own or as part of a team.    I thrive on hard-work and cope well under pressure.  Delivering a quality, on-time, flawless product is important to me and I will put in whatever time and effort is required to deliver these results.   I am articulate in my verbal and written communication and having grown up in Dubai I have a full appreciation of the cultural and religious diversity within the Middle East Region.   I am keen to learn, and make a difference!

Relevant Work Experience

The Tontine Hotel                                                                        

February 2016 - August 2016

A university placement to gain events experience in a professional working environment. Worked closely with small teams to organise hotel events.  These mainly included weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties. Most valuably I gained important experience on how to run my own team and event. 

Organized a 90's Charity Event                                                                  

November 2014

Organized a charity event for the Scottish Associations of Mental Health (SAMH). In a small team we planned then coordinated a 90's themed event. Sourcing the venue, designing the invitations and marketing the event were some of my main duties.

  • Raised GBP4,000 for the charity

    Reading Music Festival Volunteer                                                          
           

 August 2013 

 Working closely with the Reading Festival organisers Festival Republic, played a part in creating a good atmosphere at the Reading Festival. Jobs included assisting festival goers with any questions  and queries , working with Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams to ensure all festival goers were safe.

Me & Reilly, Dubai Events                                               

Dec 2011- March 2012
 Assisted in Events for exclusive children’s birthday parties in Dubai.  Helping with set up, catering and supervising events.

Work History

May 2017Current

Invent Events

Event Co-coordinator
  • Development, Planning, Organizing and executing live events in shopping malls across the Middle East
  • Live presenting at Events 
  • Managing and co-ordinating the work activities for event staff 

Sept 2016May 2017

Warehouse

Customer Service
  •    Duties included managing customer enquiries and complaint

  •    Report writing and preparing sales spreadsheets

Oct 2014May 2015

Sainsburys

Customer Service
May 2012Aug 2012

Dubai Dolphinarium

Customer Service
  • Worked primarily in gift shop/reception
  • Usherette during dolphin shows
  • Assisted in organising private birthday parties

Education

Sep 2013June 2017

BA (Hons) Festival, Events and Hospitality Management

Edinburgh Napier University
Sep 2011Jun 2013

International Baccalaureate - 29 Points

Jumeirah English Speaking School Dubai

English Language and literature HL (5)
Music HL (5)
Theatre HL (6)
Environmental Systems and Societies SL (4)
Maths SL (4)
French SL (4)
Theory of knowledge/Extended Essay (1)

References

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