I am.

Posted in by thomas on the Februar 28th, 2009

a culture-inclined Media and Communication Studies BA and now graduate student,
a cosmopolitan International Business undergraduate student,

with A-Levels in Media Design and Communication Technology,
majoring in International Marketing and Management, Advertising and Communication Research,

who studied in Hanoi and spent part of his civil cervice in Nicaragua,
who studied in Vienna and Vancouver,

who serves with his left hand in tennis,
who plays basketball with his right hand,

who co-founded a little IT company with 16 because school was just not exciting enough,
who created Drum and Bass Club Nights for a few hundred people during civil service,

der die gleiche Geschichte auch auf Deutsch erzählen könnte,
que podría contar la misma historia en español,

who part-time inspired creatives and consultants at an interactive agency,
who tutored freshmen students in media history, research methodology and scientific thinking,

and who would love to learn from the best in the industry.
and who feels thinking and trying to understand things is great fun.

Education

BA in Mass Media and Communication Science
University of Vienna (2005-2009)
Graduated in January 2009.
Majors and electives: Advertising, Public Relations and Communication Research
Thesis: „Viral Advertising: Expectations of reception, usage and effects.“

BSc in Business, Economics and Social Sciencees (International Business Administration)
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (since 2006),
Hanoi University of Technology (August 2008),
University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business, January 2009 – April 2009)
Majors: International Marketing and Management, Advertising and Brand Management

National Service
„Initiative 3. Welt“ (Initiative 3rd World, 2004-2005)
Project assistant. One month stay in León, Nicaragua to teach professors in foundations of webdesign.
Braunau am Inn, Austria

A-Levels in Media Design and Communication Technology
HTL (Higher-level Secondary Industrial College, 1999-2004)
Approved technical qualifications in Electronics and Computer Science
Braunau am Inn, Austria

Work Experience

Part-time Junior Account Manager/Planner – [WORX] Multimedia Consulting
August 2007 – December 2008, Vienna, Austria.

An eleven years old owner-managed online-marketing agency located in Vienna, with clients like JJW Hotels, Premiere, Manner, Warner Music and Uniqa. My duties involved online campaign planning and tracking for James Blunt and Serj Tankian (Warner Music), web analytics for Premiere and the planning of Manner‘s online activities in 2009, working closely together with creatives, information architects and account managers.

Undergraduate student teacher – University of Vienna, Institute for Mass Media and Communication Science
October 2007 – July 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Small group lectures for freshman students in scientific thinking, research methods and media history. Responsible for tutoring and academic socialisation.

Web design internNetzteil Ltd.
August 2006, Braunau am Inn, Austria.

A ten years old owner-managed shop for animation, web design and web development with clients like the Austrian Icehockey League and Red Bull. My role involved design for and front end development of the agency website and diverse client projects.

Freelancer
Since April 2006
Freelance work in communication and branding. Continuing work for HTL Braunau, a renowned
Austrian higher technical college. Work included workshops for students (2008), redesign of school newspaper (2007), image brochure (2007), communication strategy (2006) and fair design.

Co-Founder – Sophisticated
September 2004 – April 2005, Austria.
Creation and management of a series of Drum and Bass events together with four fellow school
graduates, whilst fulfilling national service. The events were created based on the idea of delivering a sophisticated yet ever-changing experience for all senses. Music, visual installations, light and interior decoration were closely aligned to deliver unforgettable evenings for hundrets of guests.

Lecturer for Web DesignBFI (institute for continuous eductation)
December 2004 – February 2005, Braunau am Inn, Austria.
Teaching the course „Introduction to Web Design“ while still attending school.

Co-Founder –Team Matowa
December 2001 – March 2006, Braunau am Inn, Austria.
Formation of team matowa together with brother (and fellow higher technical college student) to offer web engineering and design services for micro enterprises and organisations.

Languages

German: mother tounge
English: fluent oral and written
Spanish: Intermediate skills

Knowledge

Operating Systems: Mac OS X & Windows
Office: MS Office, Open Office
Design: Adobe Creative Suite
Web engineering: XHTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as basic knowledge of Action Script, PHP and SQL
Video: Adobe Premiere
Statistics: SPSS 14.0

Activities and Achievments

School scholarship for the „London International Youth Science Forum 2003“ with 250 participants from 60 countries and 5 continents.

Voluntary training and coaching of the Under 16 team of the Union Tennis Club Braunau and leader of the mens team in summer 2004.

Member of the organisational team of the school ball in 2003 und 2004. Coordination of about 300 workers and 2000 guests.

Being voted class and department representative at HTL Braunau.