I began my career in publishing at the Conde Nast offices in New York, while I was studying for my journalism degree from NYU. After I graduated, I worked as a content producer at a boutique travel publisher in Hong Kong, until I applied for my MBA and moved to London to enrol at London Business School. The luxury retail space is a huge area of interest for me, so I applied to the Selfridges Group MBA internship, and ended up joining Brown Thomas in Dublin for a 6-month placement.
Describe your role in Brown Thomas?
I work between the Multichannel and Marketing teams as a project manager for the Brown Thomas Magazine, which I helped to launch in September 2017 and which I hope to operationalise into a quarterly digital publication.
What have been your highlights so far?
Getting the first issue of the magazine live has been my most rewarding moment yet, and the reception has been very positive from both internal and external stakeholders so far.
What do you love about working for the Selfridges Group and Brown Thomas?
I think Brown Thomas promotes a very collaborative environment, and I've found my colleagues and directors to be genuinely supportive of each other's goals. That I have colleagues who are at BT on secondment from sister Selfridges Group businesses (and vice versa) is both interesting and inspiring.
Describe the experience of living and working in the Ireland?
Ireland has been such a pleasant surprise – I had never even visited before I moved! Although moving to a new city and starting a new job can be a tough transition, it has been so easy in Dublin. The Irish are so fun and friendly, and they really value a good work/life balance.
What are the best things you’ve learnt so far?
I think great opportunities always come with their fair share of challenges, and my time with BT has been an important lesson in facing these head on and making strategic decisions and recognising trade-offs at the outset. And afterwards, to identify key learnings so we can continuously adapt and improve!