• 139 Bracken Hill, Sminon's Bridge, Dublin 18

Danielle Courtney

Summary

Highly ambitious graduate with a background in literature, customer service and digital content. Expertise in public speaking. writing and editing. Excellent at problem solving, working independently and organising systems. Friendly, professional and driven. Able to adapt to new environments, team structures and skills.


Skills

 

  • Excellent logic
  • Superior organisational skills
  • Adept multi-tasker
  • Public speaking expertise
  • Self-motivated
  • Team liaison
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Social media knowledge

Work History

Work History

Student Shelver

Nov 2015 - Present
Trinity College Library, Dublin

  • Responsible for system in my floor, maintaining neat and orderly section.
  • Worked directly withwith other library staff to clear books from common areas, as well as covering other sections in addition to my own.
  • Assisted library users in finding books, being friendly, clear and precise, including explaining the shelving system and answering all queries.

Sales Assistant

2012 - 2015
Next Retail Ireland
  • Sales Week Assistant in Tralee store for Summer Sale (2015) and for Christmas (2014) as well as Temporary Christmas Sales Assistant for Blanchardstown (Oct-Dec 2012)
  • Till work, floor recovery, sales stocktaking, front of shop security, stockroom rotation to shop floor and dressing room service. Focused teamwork under pressure of 6am sale and high customer numbers of Christmas season

Digital Media Intern

May 2014 - Aug 2014
TraleeToday,ie

  • Developed new digital content for the site, including producing and presenting video content. Followed content from idea to organising the team, contacting individuals for interview and filming video. 
  • Wrote and produced written articles for the website, pitching articles, writing to deadline, and following through on contacts. 
  • Interned with VIP Magazine in 2012 gaining several key journalism skills including archival work and interview technique.

Education

Education

English Literature, Bachelor of Arts

2012 - 2016
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2.1 Average
  • Presentation skills, and writing to academic standard
  • Studied Poetry, Literary Theory, Victorianism, Modernism, Popular Literature
  • Became proficient in Old Norse and Old English

Erasmus Year

2014 - 2015
University of St. Andrews, Scotland UK
  • I was picked from numerous applicants for the only full year exchange to St. Andrews
  • Expanded my studies including Creative Writing, Film Studies and Contemporary Literature

Accomplishments


  • Journalism
    My articles have been published in several publications including Social and Personal, TraleetToday.ie, Campus.ie, University Times, Trinity News, The Saint, The Tribe and as editor of Opinions at The Stand. Events Producer for Bubble TV 2015 including directing, camera work and presenting. Past presenting work includes Trinity TV and TraleeToday.ie
  • Public Speaking
    Oscar Wilde Debate Finalist 2014, Kerry Mental Health Public Speaking Champion 2013 and 2012, Concern Debating Finalist 2013
  • Responsible Leader
    Acting leader for VDP Panto 2013 for under priviledged inner city Dublin children. Summer Camp leader in Kerry, Au Pair in Dublin, Vienna and Marbella. Continuing childminder for Meadowlands Hotel and Ballygarry House, Tralee, caring for children aged 8mths to 11 years old.