Andrea Steyn

Andrea Steyn

Education

Education
Jan 1998 - Nov 2000

BA (HCS) cum laude

University of Pretoria

Cum Laude in Heritage and Cultural Tourism - top of my class. Minored in Anthropology. Received an achievement bursary to continue studying at Honours level.

Completed honours in the same field with another cum laude, yet to hand in dissertation.Dissertation study: 'How tourism and ICT contribute to rural economic development'.

Member of Radio Tuks. Journalist, news reader, sports news editor, and DJ.

Head of Campus Tour Agency 

Jasmyn Rag Committee.

Work History

Work History

Regular blog of trends in ICT and new media.

Due to study towards my thesis, I decided to start a blog site by scanning the daily news from across the globe in ICT. I am also interviewing executives in the corporate world such as the Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent. The objective is to share breaking news and the latest developments, trends and applications. The site appeals to SMEs to apply cost savings to their business. In the tourism industry, there is limited research in this field, another driving and motivating factor for my extensive research.

http://thegreatthings.wordpress.com

Sales and marketing

Wijngaard ICT

Sales and marketing in South Africa of Microsoft On-Line Services focusing on Office Communicator Services.

Microsoft Gold Partner.

Company partner support from Microsoft consultant in The Netherlands.

Oct 2009 - Present

Sales Representative

Dream Supreme Linen

(On-going freelance)

The company manufactures linen for the hospitality industry. From sheeting and curtains, to towels and pillows, the company has refurbished a wealth of luxury hotels. I sourced new business with cold calling, and inserted my creative input into projects that would at time include designing.

Sep 2010 - Present

Chief Editor

Mr Spencer

Community dance and music website.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Sales Executive

Fibretronic Sales

I worked as a Sales Executive and Business Development Officer for a satellite office in Midrand, on contract for the Radwin product launch. Fibretronic Sales are official distributors of Radwin and other products for the ICT industry. The company dealt in the wireless, fibre, copper and other similar products (eg. Wavion, 3M, Legrand, The Observer Rack). 

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Corporate Field Agent

iBurst

Field agent and new sales executive in the corporate department, the job entailed signing up new clients in a target driven environment. Tasks such as call-centre, on-site signal testing and sales negotiations with the client, as well as presentations and creative solution selling. 

Solutions not only included data connectivity, but also VoIP and PABX from SoHo's to government level.

Obtained top sales awards, and iBurst Chilli Award.

Jun 2004 - Jan 2005

Banqueting manager

Greenway Woods Resort, White River, South Africa

October 2004 - January 2005 (I left for a better opportunity closer to home)

Banqueting Coordinator – conferences, weddings and special events

Ran the entire banqueting department. Accommodation bookings on Fidelio, quotes, compiling function sheets for weekly meetings with entire hotel management, entire wedding planning service, conferences of up to 150, assisting with banqueting department when needed. Arranged very large conferences of 50 chalets sleeping 6 persons. Long hours and weekends as needed. 

Interest

Certifications

Certifications

Amadeus

Amadeus

Galileo

Galileo