To: Brad Blackstone
From: Wirda Azlin Binte Hamzah
Date: 13 January 2016
Subject: Wirda’s Introduction
My name is Wirda Azlin and I graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Integrated Events and Projects Management in 2012. Before enrolling for this course at SIT, I spent two and a half years working at SAFRA National Service Association in the Project and Event department as a Projects and Events coordinator.
The events I managed included formal, mid-scale annual general meetings for 500 attendees, to informal large-scale family events which catered to approximately 11,000 attendees. It was then when I truly realised how important effective communication is in order to deliver a seamless event. The experiences I had further added to my passion to continue in this industry and to challenge myself to tackle new and unfamiliar event formats.
In SAFRA, I participated in monthly board meeting to provide updates on my department’s financial budget and event progress. I also previously worked in several front line service positions where I was required to interact with guests and customers. These aided me in developing my presentation and interpersonal skills.
However, I still feel there are room for improvements in terms of my academic and formal writing skills. I usually spend a lot of time going through what I have written and often feel unsure whether the piece is free from of any grammatical error or if it contains informal sentence structure. As practice makes perfect, I look forward to improving the speed, accuracy and style of my writing during this course.
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