My extracurricular commitments have given me the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals via both email and in person. I have experience in managing official email addresses and responding to specific enquiries. Working as a Peer Mentor I learnt how to answer enquiries face-to-face and via email regarding the opportunities and facilities offered by the university. Most recently, I was assigned the task of emailing potential delegates for Children in Scotland’s annual conference, IFDCO 2015: My rights, my voice: Celebrating the rights of the child which achieved a successful response rate. These experiences gave me the skills necessary to distribute information and manage professional correspondence.
I have experience building relationships in completely unfamiliar places and maintaining professional contact with a wide range of individuals with minimal supervision. For example, as a Research Assistant, I developed relationships with stakeholders in several different communities. To ensure the initial contact I made was successful I needed to accurately describe the research in a clear and concise fashion via email and telephone. The relationships and level of trust I established within the community allowed me to collect the data I needed to conduct the research.
I can use variety of computer programs, such as NVivo, Mendeley, and SPSS, and can easily learn to use new software. I understand statistics and have experience entering data into a variety of software packages for my coursework and dissertation. Recently, during my internship with Children in Scotland, I successfully learnt to use their purpose built database system to update, add, and monitor organisational and individual contacts; demonstrating my ability to manage a membership database at a professional level. I am well versed in Microsoft Office having used it consistently over the last six years to write papers, Power Point presentations, and create spreadsheets in Excel.
I have been involved in the process of planning many different events from organising room bookings, floor layout, and event entertainment. I have co-organised events for a variety of purposes such as social networking, academic conferences, and for purely social activities. Having organised events for distinctly different purposes and at different levels has made me a flexible individual that can quickly learn the needs required to make an event successful.
My involvement in work and voluntary opportunities whilst studying has made me into a highly organised individual. I set my own internal research and writing deadlines to maintain a high standard in my coursework while keeping my extracurricular commitments going. Recently, whilst interning at Children in Scotland, I needed manage my time between updating the database and carrying out a variety of other tasks assigned to me which I have done successfully. Furthermore, I have experience coordinating with others on a variety of projects and I learnt to keep co-workers informed of my own progress through my volunteer and work opportunities.
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