Bethany Hinton

COURSE:
Media & Communication

Personal statement

Hi, I'm Bethany,

I am a highly determined, career minded individual with a wide range of experience with highly transferable skills from working in a variety of different jobs, including large companies such as the BBC. I enjoy working in a demanding environment and relish the opportunity to present new ideas or approach tasks in a different way.

I am currently a third year media and communications student, actively looking for a job in the media sector. Throughout university, I have completed several different modules focusing on different areas of the media, these include PR, journalism, TV, radio, and new media. From this, I have adapted and developed both my skills and knowledge of the media industry. This has also lead me to complete a multi-media final year production project, showcasing the wide breadth of my skills. I am also undertaking my dissertation, which draws upon my theory studies and underpins how the audience of 'Love Island' read meanings of sexuality and sexualisation.

For my final year project, I have set up my own company called 'Helping Hands', an events company who specialise in small UK charities, helping them raise money and gain recognition. During this project I have already assigned two clients and created social media plans, planned and hosted a fundraising event which incorporated both charities raising over £1,400, created two radio podcasts which were broadcasted on Switch Radio, took part in a live interview promoting the fundraiser on BBC Hereford and Worcester, set up different social media platforms for my company as well as a website. Alongside this, I have shown off my professionally by sourcing and recruiting collaborators to help me with aspects of my projects, creating contracts for all involved. I am now working on making promotional videos for each of my clients as well as creating some material around the importance of fundraising for my website. From completing this project, I have further shown how I can juggle my skills and demonstrated my wide range of media knowledge. It has also shown me that I am capable of taking on numerous projects as well as working in high pressured environments.

Check out my slide show featuring photos from my fundraising event alongside previous work I have completed over my time at university.

Click here to see my personal website showcasing my work from university, experience and testimonials from previous employers! https://bethhinton.wixsite.com/mysite (or click on the first website link on the right)

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