Portfolio

Objective

Marketing graduate with strong communication, organization, and marketing skills looking for a graduate role in PR, Marketing and Communications sector. Long-term objective is to progress and advance my career further.

Interest

Leicester Award for Employability and Online Networking

I have completed the Leicester Award for Employability and Online Networking, which allowed me to strengthen my digital footprint and explore the potential of social media in improving my career prospects.

University Of Leicester Management Society                                          University Of Macedonia basketball team

University Of Leicester Science Fiction & Fantasy Society                     High school’s theatre group

Conferences

“Free Market Road Show Thessaloniki 2012” in Thessaloniki, organized by Austrian Economics Centre and University of Macedonia

“Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability” in Thessaloniki, organized by the International Hellenic University

“Oxford International Model United Nations” in Oxford organized by University Of Oxford

Summary

I have demonstrated my ability to work in a team, especially during the Oxford International Model United Nations in which I represented Argentina in the International Monetary Fund. Together with three other delegates, I was the author of the Final Resolution which was voted for by the rest of the member states indicating my creativity as well as my passion and dedication no matter how large or small the assigned project is.

My commercial experience as a Marketing Assistant in Marketing Research Department of Greek-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry has enabled me to develop strong interpersonal, teamwork and creativity skills as I came in direct contact with Chamber’s clients, worked in groups in order to prepare the weekly Chamber’s newsletter and came up with ideas in order to attract visitors to the Chamber’s website. In addition, while working as a Sales Assistant at an automobile retail selling service and in Customer Reception and Computerization at a hotel, I have realized the importance of flexibility and adaptability in order to fulfill customers’ demands and needs as soon as possible. What is more, I am currently working at Heartbeat Gallery as a Voluntary Marketing Assistant managing the gallery’s social networks, performing search engine optimization and e-mail marketing tasks. In addition, I am currently participating in Leicester Award for Employability and Networking, a programme run by University of Leicester which allowed me to develop my personal brand and explore the potential of social media in improving my career prospects. Besides, I am aware of how e-commerce can be done since I have maintained a seller account on e-Bay and Amazon for several months. 

Skills

Skills

CREATIVITY

Proposed and implemented a number of creative solutions during my work placement, as a Marketing Assistant, at Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Particularly I was asked to find ways to increase the visitor traffic to the Chamber’s website. I enriched the Chamber’s web page with new articles making it easier to be accessed from search engines, prepared the weekly Chamber’s newsletter using client databases from partner companies in order to broaden the Chamber’s customer list and found high traffic websites in which the Chamber’s website could be advertised.

PROBLEM- SOLVING

  Able to deal with problems calmly and efficiently, careful to approach situations in a neutral non-personal manner, as shown on a regular basis in my role at hotel’s customer reception and as a sales assistant in an automobile department. Dealt with tricky situations when it came to customer complaints and needs concerning problems arising either before or during their stay in the hotel.  

COMMUNICATION

Confident verbal communication skills as demonstrated by delivering presentations in front of audiences as part of regular academic assessments and by administrating focus groups effectively during my postgraduate degree.  Adept speaker, able to convey information clearly and concisely and produce consistently high standards of written work as reflected in marks awarded for assignments. Successfully represented Argentina in Oxford’s International Model United Nations in International Monetary Fund where after three days of debating and negotiating with the other delegates I was the author of the Final Resolution meeting all parties’ needs and laws.

TEAM WORK

    Excellent team player, able to significantly contribute and work as part of a team to achieve a common objective. Proven in academic team work and during my work placement on Greek-German Chamber Of Commerce & Industry where as a part of the Market Research team I had to ensure the newsletter was finished in time and ready to be sent to customers. Played basketball on a semi-professional level and participated in a range of club and society involvements (theatre groups, Management Society, Science Fiction Society). Each required a different kind of team play, but the overall goal of learning to be a member of a group was invaluable.    

Work History

Work History
Nov 2012 - Present

Voluntary Marketing Assistant

HEARTBEAT GALLERY
  • Managing Gallery’s social networks – updating, question answering, troubleshooting.
  • Search engine optimization tasks – improving page content, ensuring site structure is efficient, keyword relevancy, product names and tags etc.
  • Email marketing – list maintenance, segmentation, execution, monitoring, reporting.
  • Keeping up to date with internet and marketing trends and contribute this knowledge as an integral member of the team.
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Marketing Assistant in Marketing Research Department

GREEK-GERMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

  • Renewed and enriched the Chamber’s web page with articles.
  • Conducted researches and recorded, on a monthly basis, the progress that was made in Renewable Energy sector.
  • Prepared the Chamber’s newsletter on a weekly basis.
  • Participated successfully in many projects, mainly concerning the Renewable Energy sector, often working against a tight time frame to get tasks done.
Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Customer reception and computerization

OLYMPUS THEA HOTEL

  • Staffed phone and responded to incidents, some of which were emergency situations and maintained log of events on computer.
  • Interacted with hotel’s customers either directly or by e-mails and messages.
  • Used language skills in order to translate the prospectus of the hotel from Greek to English/French/Italian and vise versa.
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Sales Assistant

ZISKATAS S.A. - AUTOMOBILE RETAIL SELLING

  • Translated technical and informative prospectus/newsletter.
  • Interacted with customers and provided them with information about the company’s offers and programs.
  • Updated and maintained the company’s online database.

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Present

MSc

University of Leicester

Relevant Modules: Market Research, Branding and Communication, Business-to-Business Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Product Policy and Innovation

Sep 2006 - Sep 2012

BSc

University of Macedonia

BSc in International and European Relations (7.35/10) equivalent to Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

Direction of Studies: International and European Economic Studies

Relevant Modules: International Marketing (10/10), International Management (10/10), Survey Research Methods And Techniques (8/10)

Sep 2003 - Sep 2006

High School

1st Unified Lyceum Of Thessaloniki

School Certificate Of Unified Lyceum (17.3/20)

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate Of Proficiency In English

University of Michigan

ECDL

European Computer Driving License