How'd You Land that Dream Gig?!
30

Thursday, 30 August

6:30 7:30 pm BST

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

How'd You Land that Dream Gig?!

Denise Chippindale Photo


Marketing Manager, General Assembly

Bob Wallis Photo


Marketing Manager, Facebook

Chris Watt Photo


Director of Digital Publishing, Adidas

Jacinda Alderson Photo


Social Brand Content Manager, EasyJet

30

Thursday, 30 August

6:30 7:30 pm BST

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Do you have a job that's just like everyone else's? Are you looking for a 9 to 5, but wish you weren't? As unattainable as a dream job might sound, with the right amount of forethought and preparation, you can make the move as well.

Join General Assembly as we invite an engaging panel of careerists will provide specific action steps for breaking into the industry including:

  • How you shouldn't be deterred by a lack of experience.
  • How to ease into a new career one foot at a time
  • Identifying your key passions and how to utilise your skill sets

Oh and did we say free drinks!? Hell yeah we did.

About the Speakers

Denise Chippindale Photo

Marketing Manager,
General Assembly

Denise Chippindale is a Sydney based, trained visual designer and now marketing confessed addict. Spending 3 years in design, she decided to make the switch to marketing and partnerships. Chip heads up the marketing team at General Assembly and has loads of insights in transitioning into a different career.

Chip is nominee in the Young Achiever Under 30 for 2018 in the Mumbrella Awards and looks forward to curating and orchestrating events in Sydney.

Chip has had a wealth of knowledge in the design and creative scene in Sydney. Hosting The Design Kids for a whopping 3 years has allowed her to meet some incredible creatives, students and work alongside Sydney's best agencies. She has now expanded that into all areas of corporate, finance, marketing and all aspects of tech.

Bob Wallis Photo

Marketing Manager,
Facebook

Bob is a Marketing Manager at Facebook, looking after creative advertising products. Before that he was a Creative Strategist at Twitter and also had stints as an Analyst for Apple and the New Zealand Parliament.

Chris Watt Photo

Director of Digital Publishing,
Adidas

Chris is the Director of Digital Publishing at adidas and is responsible for social media marketing across Western Europe. Chris has worked for adidas since 2013, prior to which Chris led social strategy for sport related clients at Creative Digital agency Glue Isobar. Moving from agency to client side, Chris was one of the first social media managers in-house at adidas and over the past 5 years has helped drive digital transformation within the business, most notably as part of the adidas global key city Newsroom network. During this time, Chris has championed social innovation and scaled industry first ideas across Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Most notably working on; 2014 World Cup, game changing Ultra Boost and NMD footwear launches, Manchester United kit launch and Stormzy activations to name but a few.

At the start of 2018 Chris moved into his current role and is now responsible for what the consumer sees from adidas on social media across Western Europe. Chris works closely with the adidas global newsroom network, brand marketing, media, ecommerce, sports marketing and entertainment & influencer marketing teams to ensure the brand has a consistent and engaging consumer journey across all social media platforms & beyond. Chris is passionate about helping people achieve their potential, from reverse mentoring within adidas to creating a pioneering approach to hiring and supporting the next generation of creative leaders.

Jacinda Alderson Photo

Social Brand Content Manager,
EasyJet

Jacinda is the social, brand and content manager at easyJet across Europe. Jacinda oversees publication of easyJet’s award winning in-flight magazine Traveller and has launched a number of marketing and brand campaigns across Europe. Most notably she led the airlines Flybraries campaign – putting books on board 300 aircraft across 1000 routes in Europe to champion children’s literacy and keep kids busy over the summer. Currently she is driving a new strategy in online editorial content for the airline which will see the way people engage with travel change to meet growing demands from our new social media consumer culture.

Before moving to the UK Jacinda was an online editor for News Corp Australia pushing a new innovation strategy that would see the company’s subscriptions increase in a time when revenue from news sales is in rapid decline. Earlier in her career she worked as a finance journalist, wrote an award nominated column for technology and social issues, worked as a magazine features writer and reporter in politics, crime and general news.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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