An awarded top graduate at both high school and university in subjects that centred around the creative industries and journalism.
graduate in advertising dual-city certificate
A four-week intensive course focused on advertising and creativity in a digital/interactive world, and the consequent influence of new technologies and platforms on brands and consumers. Studied between two world-renowned universities in Europe (the digital component led by one of Barcelona’s leading digital agencies), while exposed to the UK/European advertising industry and brands.
bachelor of communication studies
creative industries × advertising
2009 - 2011
Graduated with a major in Creative Industries (specialising in the management of creative people and projects) and with a minor in Advertising Creativity.
Awarded as top student in my major
Awarded as the top all-round student in Year 2 (when specialising in Creative Industries, Advertising Creativity as well as Journalism)
Invited to do honours but declined to pursue employment
bachelor of design credits
60 undergraduate credits obtained including an A+ average in ‘Dress & Society’: studying the formation and relationship between dress, fashion & identity.
diocesan school for girls
2001 - 2007
NCEA Levels 1 – 3 achieved with Excellence
Recipient of Silver and Gilded Scholar awards in Years 12 and 13 for overall performance across my chosen subjects: Advanced English, German, Spanish, Visual Arts (Design), Visual Arts (Photography), Art History and Fabric Technology (in which I achieved Straight Excellence grades in NCEA Levels 1 – 3)
Appointed as School Prefect and charged with the leadership and organisation of school events from concept through to implementation. Among other events, delivered a seamless Senior School Ball and accompanying ‘Ball Launch’ - twin events for 600+ attendees and a combined budget of $70,000 at only 17 years old. Commended by the school’s executive team as having set “the benchmark” for all future school events. Responsibilities included: Leading a project committee of 15 people, designing the overall theme, liaising with all stakeholders, organising all suppliers spanning TV celebrities, performers, lighting and equipment, caterers, sponsors etc, managing the financial budget and timelines.