Graduate - Jaishree Davatwal

Jaishree Davatwal

Event types

  • Corporate Events
  • Private Parties
  • Outdoor
  • Exhibitions
  • Virtual/Hybrid

Core business categories

  • Graduate / New to the Industry
  • Graduate / New to the Industry

Areas covered

  • United Kingdom

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Jaishree Davatwal
Graduate - Jaishree Davatwal
United Kingdom

07958 276 872

About:

My colleagues describe me as being detail orientated and a team player who when faced with a challenge, “takes it away and comes back with something brilliant”. My ambition is to create value-adding experiences that are ‘firsts’ for beauty, wellbeing & consumer brands.

Having graduated in BSc International Event Management from the University of Surrey in 2019, I have worked for two fantastic events agencies developing my event production, logistics and account management knowledge. I have learnt that my competitive advantage is my adaptability, my drive to consistently improve and my creative approach to day-to-day tasks. As a recent graduate, I am seeking an event coordinator/producer role with the opportunity to take ownership of end to end live and virtual events & experiences for beauty, wellbeing, and consumer brands.

Skills & Abilities
• Strong ability to analyse a brief, research for idea generation, & source requirements (venues, decoration, catering, furniture, virtual platforms)
• Meticulously organised with proven experience of supporting with core events tasks (critical path creation, budget management, set design, running orders, onsite event set up and clear down)
• A fast learner of tools & platforms (Canva, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Hootsuite, Cvent, Klaxoon)
• Confident in the creation of event assets with proficiency in proofreading & creative briefing
• A willingness to go above and beyond and a reputation built on delivering multiple projects simultaneously
• Positive & personable individual with strong communication skills & the ability to build both internal and external relationships

Education

University of Surrey (September 2015 – July 2019)                                                                     
BSc International Event Management 4 Year Sandwich Course with exchange semester abroad (1st Class Degree)
1st Year Modules incl. Marketing Principles, Business Impacts, Event Design & Creativity, Event Project Management & Planning
2nd Year Modules incl. Product and Services Marketing, Technology Media and Data, Professional Practise and Ethics, Imagineering Events Themes and Experiences, Staging Live Events, Issues in International Event Management
3rd Year Modules incl. Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring & Professional Development, International Business Strategy

The Langley Academy and The Langley Academy Sixth Form (September 2008 – July 2015)
A-Levels: History (A), French (A), Art and Design (A*)
GCSE’s: 13 GCSE’s (grades A*- A) including Maths (A*), English Language (A*), English Literature (A*), Art (A*)

Employment

Olympia Beauty Virtual Spring – Events Assistant (February 2021 – Present)                                                               
• Hosted engaging video interviews with over 20 event partners and exhibitors
• Researching business leads for the new “Green Beauty” show area for Olympia Beauty 2021
• Supporting with Instagram helping to increase followers by 1,000 in 1 month

Condé Nast – GLAMOUR Beauty Wellness Power list Awards – Events Assistant (January 2021) 
• Dealt with all events inbox queries & created RSVP list for Wellness Power List Awards
• Sourced Fortnum & Mason style luxury hampers for Woman of the Year Awards
• Supported Event Director in presenting key metrics from GLAMOUR Beauty Boxes

The Creative Engagement Group Axiom – Account Executive (July 2020 – Present)                                                           
• Work closely with Account Directors and Account Managers, gaining insight & supporting with end-to-end project management including discovery workshops & creative proposals
• Delivered 12-hour virtual rally owning the design and development of digital content hub and assisted in copywriting for the 14-week email campaign
• Frequently organise resource (creative, digital, film, writing & editorial) and brief designers to create engaging communications materials e.g., teaser videos, banners, logos, webinar slide decks & landing pages
• Manage budget administration for key account including budget set up, editing, tracking and billing, supplier invoice processing and reconciliation
• Keep & circulate accurate meeting minutes flagging actions & adjusting timelines accordingly
• Support with ad hoc projects with most recent being intercompany cross charges, a business development email template and preparation of account update presentation

The Creative Engagement Group WRG – Delegate Manager (November 2019 – June 2020)
• Organised and co-ordinated event logistics and administration for TCEG’s largest client taking ownership of registration, travel, accommodation, and dinner requirements
• Produced, reviewed and actioned project-related documentation, ensuring that appropriate records were maintained and filed correctly, including the creation of weekly client reports
• Collaboratively worked with venue, team members, clients and suppliers in support of a flawless delegate experience

British Beauty Council – Office & Social Media Assistant (Work Experience - October 2019
• Drove engagement across social media channels by creating, editing and scheduling content using Hootsuite
• Assisted with administrative tasks and office duties such as arranging employee travel

MCI Group Brussels – Events Assistant (July 2017 – July 2018)
• Designed and delivered transition slides, sponsorship booklets, delegate badges, signage and goody bags
• Responded to all delegate enquiries via event inbox and helpline, ensuring that any concerns were resolved effectively
• Slashed event costs through effective supplier sourcing, follow up, negotiation and contracting
• Refined telephone and email competency, reducing unpaid event invoices for one client from €20,000 to €200
• Quickly became confident in the use of internal tools including Cvent and mobile app and website editing software, sourcing prestigious venues such as Heidelberg Castle and increasing event mobile app usage for a client by over 20%
• Directed early morning onsite event registration desks, welcoming speakers and collecting last minute presentations
• Processed and reconciled bank payments from event attendees, solving discrepancies using attention to detail
• Led the organisation of internal staff events including the Halloween and Christmas Parties within budget
• Raised over €1000 of sponsorship and donations for the Oasis Belgium
Gala Dinner as part of the sustainability team

Vantage Point Events Farnham Wine Festival – Marketing and Events Volunteer (January 2017 – April 2017
• Organised and implemented competitions via Instagram and Facebook, proactively engaging with followers
• Created engaging content pre-event, organising the social media calendar respective of key activities on event timeline
• Researched local influencers, talent and suppliers and brainstormed ideas for collaboration

Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, University of Surrey Students Union, GLive Theatre – F&B roles (October 2015 – December 2016)
Experienced several casual and part-time roles in luxury settings gaining skills essential for the events industry
• Provided superior customer service working long hours during busy periods
• Worked with AV and catering teams to set up and clear down events including News Year’s Eve Great Gatsby party, breakfast meetings, lunches & gala dinners
• Gained Event Safety Passport and BIIAB Alcohol Beverages certificate

Other information:

Achievements & Interests

• Current ELEVATE mentee, working towards gaining the skills & further experience for creative event producer/coordinator role
• Part of the team that were shortlisted for the Digital Event Awards 2021 in the Internal Communications category for 12-hour rally
• Implemented a more efficient way of financial tracking at Axiom which has been rolled out across account teams
• Awarded Dean’s Commendations for Outstanding Academic Achievement whilst representing the University of Surrey during a semester abroad at the University of Queensland
• An avid reader and listener of podcasts with recent favourites including Good Vibes Good Life, Big Magic, Secrets of six figure women and the Michelle Obama Podcast

References available on request.