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Stephanie MAYNES (D.O.B. 10/3/88 – Age 22) (H) 9827 9847 (M) 0430 555 772

smay_22@hotmail.com Objective: to seek at work / internship in the advertising and marketing industry. Education: I completed my high school education at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak and this year am completing the final year of my Undergraduate of Media and Communications course at RMIT (city- 3 years). During years 11 and 12, I studied Art, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies, Ethics, French, English and Mathematical Methods (unit 1,2,3) to complete my Victorian Certificate of Education. In 2006, I was elected House Performing Arts Captain and House Sports Captain at Loreto Mandeville Hall. These positions involved a high level of organisational skills and co-operation with fellow members of my school House. Languages: English and French Extra-curricular activities : • Short course in French at Alliance Française • VCE French conversational classes • Acting workshops over 2 and a half years at St Martins Youth Theatre Company • Winter Film school at Open Channel in 2005 • 6 week exchange program in France 2004 • Studied the violin for 15 years / recently started guitar • Level 3 Hurdles training for 4 years with Essendon club • Lived and worked in Paris 2007-2008

Employment History: VOLUNTARY Darnlee Nursing Home, Toorak -(2005) ADVERTISING Grey Advertising, Melbourne- (February 2008)


I completed a weeks work experience at Grey and during this time worked closely with the Account Service team on various projects, including the preparation of reports and support documents for a new business pitch for Ocean Spray. I observed the preparation for a pitch to Bird's Eye, in which the boardroom was transformed into a freezer stocked with frozen food products! I also worked with the Creative team, whereby a brief was approached and ideas developed then translated. I then observed a shoot for a new TVC and worked through the relevant post-production methods. The Taboo Group, South Yarra- (October till Present) Currently I am completing an internship at The Taboo Group. Here I am working closely with the Account Manager for Witchery and Chupa Chups. This involves researching trends and ideas for pitches to new clients, organizing promotional activations, writing up footfall reports, drafting Terms and Conditions and sitting in with clients for meetings. HOSPITALITY Stokehouse, St. Kilda - (November 2006- June 2007) I ndianna Restaurant, Paris VI –(August- September 2007) Comme, Melbourne - (March – November 2008) M I R KA at Tola rno’s, St. Kilda –(December 2008 - April 2009)

RETAIL Marie Louise de Monterey – Paris III I managed a small Vintage boutique in Paris III for one month alone, whilst the proprietor was in Australia. This job included making sales, updating the sales in excel, arranging the stock and preparing the store for the famous Paris ‘Soldes’ (sales) period. Chanel Boutique Melbourne, Melbourne –(December 2008- February 2009) Working at Chanel as a Christmas casual was a privilege. From refined and top quality customer service to administration such as transferring stock, counting stock, quality checking and visual merchandising. Madam Virtue, Melbourne –(July 2009- August 2010) I work as a sales assistant and also as PR for the store, which includes a variety of duties. I work with stylists to organise locations, models, clothing for fashion magazine shoots. Organise fashion events, in particular the after party following Madam Virtue’s fashion show/ exhibition as part of Melbourne L’Oreal Fashion Week 2009 as Laurent Perrier as a sponsor. This involved press releases and inviting guests as well as assisting the curating of the exhibition and fashion show. I set up a


promotional fashion shoot with Bryan Boy (representative of Marc Jacobs) in association with ACMI for fashion week 09. And write a monthly newsletter to VIP clients about up-coming events, sales and what the staff at Madam Virtue have been doing!

Demonstrated Skills : • • • • • • • • • • • •

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment Work effectively, co-operatively and resourcefully under pressure Excellent communication skills Customer service skills in hospitality / retail Keen to learn and willing to help PR skills and event management Visual Merchandising Film and TV pre-production, production and post-production skills Ability to function within and understand online platforms Competent in Pro-tools, Garage Band, Word, Excel, Website and Blog construction and maintenance Basic Graphic design skills including logos, letterheads, business cards etc. Through knowledge of Advertising, Business, Politics and Economics within the Media field Well traveled with worldly view; France (lived in Paris from 2007-2008), Spain, Morocco, Vienna, Prague, Italy, Vietnam, Japan, Czech Republic

Personal statement : As it is my final year of university, I am excited and ready to launch myself into the work force. I have acquired many skills through out my Media and Communications course spanning across; Advertising, Media Ethics, Graphic Design, Business, Economics and Politics in relation to the Media field. In particular, my strengths lie in the field of Film and Television (my specialisation), which I want to apply to the ‘real world’ and hope to learn and extend these skills in the process. I feel that one of my most valuable attributes are that I have studied Film and Television during a period of great change in the industry. We now have webisodes, instant streaming online, blogs, YouTube and many other issues such as piracy and convergence that affect the industry. I feel that my education at RMIT has opened my eyes to accepting these modern elements as growth and to use these mechanisms to the advantage of a product/ film rather then only operating within traditional methods of production and distribution. Furthermore, as my course has integrated many different elements of the Media and Communications sphere, I am able to merge different skills together in order to practice modern, forwardthinking and practical means of communication.


After working at Grey Advertising and The Taboo Group, I have greatly extended my knowledge in these industries and look to work in at strategic departments of such fields.

Referee Ma r re M uijs Account Director The Taboo Group 9827 7844


Stephanie Maynes