Faye Gillespie

Placement: Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Washington D.C.: September 4 – December 15, 2017

Faye’s main aim was to develop herself professionally in the marketing and communications sphere in an American work environment, and to get more involved in the Hungarian-American community. At GEN, she was responsible for providing important information to their partners so they could use GEN’s branding accurately at events; writing articles that highlighted special events in different cities and promoting specific partners/events to gain engagement and exposure. Faye also had the chance to participate in overseeing Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 between November 13-19. As for the Hungarian-American community, Faye attended and volunteered in many events eg. Victims of Communism Centennial Commemoration Dinner, and she was instrumental in helping the Coalition with its preparations for the annual Mikulás Dinner and its Annual and Board Meetings, as well as she helped create and launch ’12 Days of CIP’ Campaign.

“Through working at Global Entrepreneurship Network, I learned how to work in a fast-paced, versatile environment where my work had a real-life impact on people. I really appreciated that the team at GEN gave me real responsibility. This program also helped me to vastly improve my knowledge about the Hungarian American community.”

Faye Gillespie has recently graduated at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) majoring in Economics with a double minor in Management and International Development. As a proud Hungarian-American she has been active in Hungarian-American events and activities since she was a child. Prior to her internship at GEN, she was a communications assistant at her university and she also worked as a content creator at Vitaminwater in Montreal. Faye has extensive knowledge of all forms of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Buzzfeed) and how to maximize brand exposure.

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