Summary

A graduate who has worked and volunteered in public, private and not-for-profit organizations and can bring creativity, sensitivity, organizational and communication skills to culturally diverse businesses. Besides specializing in the qualifications gained at school, would love to learn new skills from and work with a great manager.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Event management assistant

Lastigras – Antwerp Girlesque

Obtained knowledge of company’s vision and personnel database. Widened the latter through human recourses and social skills. Established support for the Event Manager by maintaining promotional and communicative tasks as well as dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks. 

Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

Campaign Organiser and Fundraising Coordinator

International office @ Kdg

Marketed and promoted Music For Life (2010) on campus and online to College departments and societies.Successfully set up the ‘Worldbazar 2010’ in cooperation with a former international student. Establishing our initial ideas by teaming up with a photographer, make-up artist, performance artists, school employees, KdG-students and international students in less than 2 weeks, while reporting back to the Chief International Office. Negotiated with school supervisors, used persuasive skills to attract volunteers, arranged meetings and organised the event with sense of time management. At the event itself: showed leadership qualities, guided and instructed volunteers in an efficient and creative manner.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Event management assistant

Groenhoven Estate

Assisted in the planning and execution of weddings and business events at the modern and inspiring castle. Incorporated the mission and vision of the companies Manager and castles owner and reflected those values onto new clients and visitors. Worked as a responsible problem-solving and flexible hostess and made the guests stay as close to a dream as possible by accomplishing a variety of self-sufficiently end decisively taken actions regarding the time schedule, weather and needs of all guests and especially the bride & groom or corporate leaders.

Nov 2006 - Jan 2009

Chocolatier

Wittamer N.V., Planète Chocolat, Ardelis and Peeters N.V.

Worked various jobs in and near Brussels. Started working at the first company after a successful internship. At this Official Supplier to the Court of Belgium and Member of the Relais Desserts Association, acquired the best possible basic and extended production skills. Often volunteered for the creation of window-pieces, made by a colleague and highly sufficient as an executive part of the permanent production team. Then took on a position with greater responsibility:which included managing staff and delegating daily tasks, communicating with sales manager, supervising and managing production meeting monthly sales targets. Also included giving demonstrations and workshops about chocolate, option trilingual, to a diverse public.

Education

Education

Secondary

Sint-Martinus & Sint-Donatus Highschool

A-level: English, French, Dutch, Natural science & Social sciences (A grades)AS-Level: Economics, History, Geography, Mathematics, Religion (C) 

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Bachelor

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool

Skills

Skills

Sales

∆      Marketing and promoting successful events.

Management

  ∆      Highly capable of motivating and using persuasive nature to accomplish great results with respect to deadlines: Managing a team (usu. colleagues) with regard to time-management and use of problem-solving skills: Coordinating interns as well as volunteers and students.  

Language Skills

∆      Fluent in Dutch, English and French, and basic working knowledge of Spanish.  

Confidentiality

∆      Ability to handle confidential materials and issues in a professional manner.  

Computer Skills

∆      Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet based databases.  

Researching

∆      Researching and compiling data bearing in mind its relevance.  

Analyzing

∆      Using HR and great analytical abilities.  

Organizing

∆      Possessing superior organizational skills and adept at multi-tasking, prioritizing and inventing new systems to raise efficiency with regard to the specific work environment.  

Certifications

Certifications

Positions of Responsibility & Additional Skills

On request

References

References

Griet Danschutter

Karel Peeters

Louis Brieffaerts