Young Professional Looking for Advice and Inspiration
- City of London, GB
Most likely a certified nerd, I've studied in various fields throughout the years: IT, maths, French, philosophy, law, public relations.I like to learn and I think learning comes not only from books, but from talking to people and doing stuff. A few years ago I set up an NGO called Link Education and Practice because I truly think the formal education system is really limited by offering theoretical knowledge. Sometimes, in order to know how to do something you need to do it, or to talk to people who've done it. Last year I've founded my own company, and this year I started teaching in higher education, so I'm testing waters in very different worlds. Do you have a story to tell? I would be happy to hear it!
University College London, Teaching Fellow
October 2012 to present
Co-teaching a course on judges, courts and judicial decisionmaking within the Faculty of Laws
CommunityXP, Managing Director and Community Management Consultant/Trainer
July 2012 to present
CommunityXP is a team of young visionaries. We believe that in the next 5 years all organisations will have online communities, including public and educational institutions. Find out more about who we are and what we offer at http://communityxp.co.uk
Within the company I work as a community management consultant, with a focus on online communities that promote e-learning, e-mentoring and educational goals. I am also a data-driven people-oriented community management trainer - a nice mix between my experience of coordinating community management interns and my academic inclination towards training and mentoring. So if you think your current community manager would need some help in improving their understanding of the product, their CM techniques, or you need some external evaluation of their performance, drop me a line.
JudicialPhilosophy.info, Founder and Content Manager
April 2012 to present
JudicialPhilosophy is an online aggregator that presents latest news, opportunities, papers, calls, and events for those who care about judges and judicial behaviour.
• created the whole website in Wordpress by myself in a single day on Apr 4
• designed layout, created a Facebook page and Twitter account
• constantly filter info from dozens of sources and post 2 updates daily
• send weekly MailChimp newsletter
• tested Facebook adverts and Google adwords facilities
Social media results (Apr - Dec 2012)
• Google Analytics: 7,462 unique visitors from 136 countries;
• Twitter: 275 followers, 1,974 tweets;
• Facebook page: 186 fans;
• content: 442 posts (1 or 2 per day);
yourCRIB (your Community of Romanians In Britain), Founder and Community Manager
September 2011 to present
YourCRIB (Your Community of Romanians in Britain), an online platform of Romanian students and alumni from UK Universities.
• developed the community by attracting new members (700+) and managed it via ongoing communication (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN).
• used social media and networking to gain the support of Romanian professionals.
• organized 15+ professional and networking events (15-50 attendants each)
• secured partnerships and represented yourCRIB externally
I aim to maintain the authenticity of this community by answering the needs of its members with appropriate events and initiatives. This community will only exist as long as it is truly needed. I therefore initiated a survey in Nov 2011 to enquire upon our members' wishes and aspirations, and together with a team of core representatives from each university we will strive to implement ideas suggested by our stakeholders.
Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/our.fellow.romanians.in.uk.unis/
WYGU, Community Manager
September 2011 to December 2011
London-based startup dedicated to connecting and guiding through resources, advice and mentoring more than 11,000 users.
• suggested technical improvements to smoothen user interaction
• personalized contact with 150+ mentors; established Mentor Spotlight tradition
• initiated polls, surveys and interviews to measure user satisfaction
• recruited interns from 4 countries and coordinated team activities online
• edited and disseminated WYGU fortnightly newsletter (MailChimp)
• promoted WYGU through career and graduate fairs in several UK cities
• increased overall interaction and user return, according to site analytics
• finalized collaboration due to a lack of funding
Romanian Superior Council of Magistracy, Online Collaborative Community Founder
June 2011 to August 2011
Highest public institution in the Romanian judicial branch, responsible with judicial appointment, evaluation and training. In 2011 it implemented the new civil code
• recruited by SCM members to set up “Iurispedia.ro” online wiki-style platform which disseminates the new Romanian Civil Code's more than 2,600 articles through online collaborative work among legal professionals and researchers
• suggested technical features and improvements to ease contributors’ work
• recruited and coordinated a team of 6 moderators for Iurispedia.ro; recruited and trained a coordinator upon my leave
• contributed to the creation of SCM's “personalized” online presence through a blog, and a Facebook page
• recruited a team of 10 legal and PR interns as blog contributors/reporters
• drafted an ethical code of conduct for the CSM members and staff, based on comparisons with 30 other ethical codes from around the world;
• wrote meeting minutes and delivered them to members
• aimed to establish an internship culture and framework within Romanian legal institutions, starting with CSM and INM
• finalized collaboration when I moved to London.
ORICUM, Community Manager, GOmentorship
September 2010 to June 2011
GOmentorship is an online mentoring platform dedicated to Romanian students who wish to find their professional guidance from professionals in their field of interest.
• in charge with all conversations, activities and resources on the platform
• initiated polls, surveys and interviews to measure user satisfaction
• worked closely with the IT to build platform and improve usability
• attracted 40+ professionals as mentors, from 6 industry sectors
• filtered through thousands of opportunities/events and shared them with users
• attracted and energized 1,200+ mentees through dozens of online and offline events
• recruited and managed 4 interns for 9 months (one academic year)
University College London, Student Representative, Departmental Library Committee
October 2009 to September 2010
• represented students from MA in Legal and Political Theory in the library committee;
• registered complaints and suggestions from students and forwarded them in the DLC meetings;
• reported back to students DLC improvements and changes.
European College of Liberal Arts, Chief Editor, News Section
July 2009 to August 2009
• coordinated the editorial team;
• edited website articles;
• conducted exclusive interviews with guest lecturers, faculty and members of staff;
• created and provided content for the student pages.
Fulbright Commission Romania, Program Coordinator Assistant
March 2009 to June 2009
Since its inauguration in May 1993, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission has administered an educational and cultural exchange program between the two countries and has offered scholarships on a nationwide competitive basis.
• wrote presentation and fundraising materials,
• provided Romanian-English translations;
• helped with grantee workshop organization;
• managed several databases (grantees, partners and target public);
• maintained the Fulbright website (Joomla).
Link Education And Practice, Founder and Program Manager
September 2007 to October 2008
LEAP is an educational program that aims to encourage all non-formal education activities that result in increasing student employability and adaptability on labour market. I founded LEAP and coordinated all activities.
Functions: strategy elaboration, task assignment, fundraising, event organization, recruitment, risk management. LEAP became a non-profit organization in 2009.
Supporters: Open Society Institute, The Fulbright Commission, UNESCO Centre for Higher Education, Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, The Ministry of Education and Research, 15 student organizations, 5 career centres etc.
Global Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council, Assistant Editor
January 2007 to May 2007
• Research on globalization issues, international affairs, interstate relationships, science and technology. My article on ethics in technology was the most popular article of spring 2007.
• Managed GPI website through its content management system and article databases.
Internship part of Bard College Program on Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA). BGIA involves both study and practice in the field of international relations and civil society. Courses: International Human Rights Law, International Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and International Affairs. GPA within BGIA: 3.9
Students' Association for Philosophy and Society (FILOS), Executive President
October 2005 to September 2006
• while Executive President, I coordinated conferences, workshops and a national undergraduate student exchange between three major cities in Romania (2005);
• represented the students' interests to the Dean and Staff Committee;
• member between 2004 and 2008.