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Summary

My passion for information exchange drew me to a double degree in Business and Communications. I am not only a versatile writer with a fused background in journalism and public relations but a quick-thinking marketing creative with a passion for digital media. I have a natural flare for being able to communicate and build relationships and I am fascinated with new media technology and the business surrounding it. With my eye on a career in communications I have the desire and drive to continually learn and advance my abilities within the field.

Education

B.Business/B.Communications

Griffith University, Gold coast
20122015

Specialisation: Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism 

Grade Point Average: 5.2 (Scale 1-7, with 7 being the highest)

Key Courses:

  • Strategic Marketing (Distinction)
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing (Distinction)
  • Advertising and Creative Strategies (Distinction)
  • Services Marketing (High Distinction) 

Key Projects:

  • Mock Electoral Campaign - Implemented strategic public relations thinking during a conceptual election campaign experience over a 12 week period which included writing media releases, managing social media and maintaining a WordPress site.
  • Microsoft Digital Marketing Plan - Developed and pitched a marketing campaign to Microsoft that applied the relevant aspects of e-marketing theory and identified key social media trends and tools.

Work History

PUBLIC RELATIONS Assistant Internship

stage addiction talent management, Gold Coast
Jul 2015Dec 2015

Responsibilities:

  • Strong written communication skills demonstrated through the creation of press releases, network, brand and media pitches, email marketing and client biographies.
  • Building and maintaining client profiles through the management of social media campaigns, website content, promotional images and press kits.
  • Problem solving and negotiation skills through media attainment and co-ordinating client schedules and commitments.
  • Provide creative guidance and branding strategies in design, creation and distribution of content.
  • Proven initiative to work to short and long-term deadlines.

 

 

 

 

Administration Manager

gc cabling, Gold Coast
Jul 2012Present

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with staff, contractors and associate bodies in a professional manner in both verbal and written formats.
  • Perform front-office duties such as managing email accounts, responding to enquiries and daily scheduling of employees.
  • Managing and analysing operational and financial resources such as employee payroll, analyse of accounts and project proposals.
  • Prepare and present assorted documentation such as employment contracts, company policies and sales invoices.

Supervisor and Retail Assistant

Rusty Surf, Gold coast
Mar 2011Present

Responsibilities:

  • Perform management and planning skills through coordinating, motivating and supervising staff.
  • Perform day-to-day retail duties such as customer service, team work, work ethics and problem solving.
  • Develop practical business skills through the analysis of sales data making recommendations to management.
  • Assistance in managing the company's social media profiles and presence including Facebook and Instagram.
  • Perform other marketing duties such as visual merchandising and in-store promotions to engage customers.
  • Assisted the sales representatives in the preparation for buyer showings including the preparation of buyer analysis reports.

Achievements:

  • Received financial and in store bonuses for my commitment and initiative in achieving sales budgets.
  • Selected to attend the 2015 Surf Industry Awards Night as a representative of the company.

Professional Skills

Problem-solving and negotiation

Gained by synthesising information in customer service and team-based environments.

Time Management

Demonstrated by continually balancing tertiary study, part-time employment and project planning.

Teamwork 

Gained through retail employment, successful group projects and participation in sporting teams.

Analytical research 

Gained through producing relevant and original content and other textual material.

Verbal deXterity

Obtained through 8 years customer service in the retail industry and successful oral presentations at university.

Expressing written ideas clearly

Demonstrated through the creation of content including news stories, blogging and social media content.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Adobe Indesign and Photoshop
  • Social Media platforms - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Wordpress Web Design 
  • Xero Accounting software

Interests

  • Travelling the world
  • Watching sport and going to live games
  • Participating in fun-runs and marathons
  • Going to music concerts and festivals

REFEREES

Tim McHenry

Store Manager

Rusty Surf

M: 0420 377 517


Adam Morris

Director

GC Cabling

M: 0437 115 207