Date of Birth: 17 July 1978 Nationality: British
University Address: 339 Rochester Road, Manchester M1 4GF
Home Address: 198 Brunswick Place, Barnet, London N10 6UH
Management student, with fluent French and relevant work experience, looking to
begin a career in Marketing or Market research with an international organisation.
1996 – 2000 Manchester School of Management, UMIST
BSc (Hons) International Management with French
Expected degree class : 2:1
1998 – 1999 BLP Business School, Paris
1994 – 1996 St Ignatius College, Barnet
3 ‘A’ Levels: Maths (B), Politics (C), History (D)
1989 – 1994 Barnet High School. London
8 GCSEs; grades A – C including English & Maths
Summer 99 Market Research Interviewer, Roberts and Raymond
1998 – 1999 English Teacher, LingoScope, Paris
Summer 1997 Retail Assistant, W H Smith, Mill Hill, London
RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
? Constructed a database in Paradox to handle the data for my final year project.
? Attended courses Word, Excel, Access, Paradox and Powerpoint.
? Assisted colleagues at Roberts and Raymond to design a new database
? Worked for 12 weeks in an international Market Research firm. Conducted
interviews, entered data, assisted with the analysis of data and produced reports.
? With two colleagues, I assisted in three presentations to clients, which involved a
formal presentation using powerpoint and a panel session.
? My final year project – A study of the key differences between the UK and French
markets for luxury chocolate products, involved over 30 interviews, the analysis
of complex data and a presentation to company representatives.
RELEVANT PERSONAL SKILLS
In my twelve weeks with Rogers and Raymond I was given real responsibility.
Fortunately I was the only student they employed that summer (two others let them
down) so I was able to take a more critical role in the work they were doing for three
clients. I had to schedule the series of interviews (phone, street and home) and
check that the schedule was being kept. I also had a small role in managing part –
time interviewers. I was also responsible for putting together one of the
presentations that we gave to a client.
While working with LingoScope in Paris, I soon discovered how difficult it was to teach English using the textbooks that the school provided. Jaded and tired business people, learning in the evenings, needed stimulation and excitement. I therefore designed a completely new range of teaching materials using UK newspapers, television programmes and videotapes of film extracts. Although it was extra work, it was worth the effort as my classed received better evaluation and better marks than all the others.
I have always had a decent level of numeracy and my course at UMIST, in the first year, involved statistics, operational research and econometrics. I developed my numerical analysis skills during my vacation work and final year project. This was an ambitious project which resulted in a lengthy report of 12,000 words. Along the way I had to interview business people and consumers, in France and England,
supplement these interviews with questionnaires and manipulate all the resulting data into a form that actually meant something to the firms involved.
I am a natural communicator used to making presentations both inside and outside University. I was President of the Canoe Society in my second year and made it my priority to increase the membership by 50%. This I achieved by a marketing campaign amongst freshers that broke new ground in society advertising.
My course at UMIST provides a thorough grounding in business and management. My involvement with AIESEC too has increased my knowledge and awareness. During my year in Paris, I became very interested in European business and was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in a short shadowing programme of a French EU Official in Brussels. This opened my eyes to the opportunities available for British companies to expand into Europe if they orientate their Sales and Marketing effort effectively.
? Keen member of the University Canoe Society. Was President in my second
year. Organised social and sporting events including an inter-university
competition for over 50 competitors.
? Member of AIESEC, the student business society. Participated in case studies
and simulations run by Arthur Andersen, Unilever and Mars. ? Love travelling. Have visited most European countries, South America and
Thailand. Hope to spend two months in Quebec after graduation. ? Enjoy healthy outdoor pursuits. Currently learning rock-climbing and caving with
the University Outdoor Society.
OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
? Computer literate, having taken courses at the University Computing Centre on
data bases, spreadsheets and word-processing. I recorded and analysed the
data for my final year project using Paradox. I am currently learning how to use
the WWW program in HTML and intend to construct my own home page. ? Fluent French. Some German and Spanish. Can learn languages quickly. ? Clean driving licence
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