Short Intro. My name is Nouran Deyab, I graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have a passion for photography because I can capture my perspective on things. It is also amazing to see people look at my photographs and speak about it through their perspective which is phenomenal how differently one piece of work can be seen.
Where Have I Been? I have worked on a project held by Queens College called SIBS Club, where we applied discrete trial training to children and teenagers diagnosed with Autism. We also reported and analyzed data to track the children’s performance over a 12 week period. After working with these children I gained interest in working with other groups who have other psychological issues so I volunteered for a non-profit organization called W.A.F.A.A. house that catered for communities whom suffered from mental illness and also came from low income families. I have worked at Sphinx News Agency as a manager's assistant to help produce and edit both live and pre-recorded media with a team. While attending Queens College I took a couple of photography/video courses and that opened the gates of graphic advertising for me and I would love to be able to pursue a future in it.
Where Am I Now? Currently I am working at a supermarket franchise as a manager's assistant and have been there for 6 years. I manage general operations and I work with a team to create different ways to advertise products to appeal to the community we serve as well. I am also enrolled in a program called CO•OP, which is a non-profit organization teaching recent graduates the art of digital marketing such as running google analytics, SEM, SEO, etc.. I joined CO•OP because of my interest in photography, I wanted to see the different routes I could take with this skill and how I can further develop it into a career path rather than just a hobby. Going into CO•OP I had a mind full of infinite ideas in regards to photography and when I finish CO•OP I want to be able to take my skills to a higher level on this infinite assembly line of learning and turn these wild ideas into successful marketing campaigns for brands and/ or corporations.
Where Am I Going? In the near future I want to be working in the digital world to help produce marketing campaigns that will introduce a new perspective on advertising products/services. I want to build on my knowledge of SEO, SEM, etc. by applying what I am learning in CO•OP to the digital marketing world. In 10 years I want to have moved up the ladder from an entry position to a managerial position. I want to be able to look back and see how my work positively influenced the company and helped raise revenue, supporters, users and consumers. I would like to have enhanced my current skills and gained many other skills and built new relationships that would influence my furthermore future work. Lastly I would like to have built a name for myself in the marketing world that would be known by its creative and modern techniques.
- I can learn given material quickly.
- I can adapt to new environments.
- I can work well in a team.
1 Learning Target
I can learn to speak publicly better by participating vocally in more events.
2 Companies I really admire and Why
I have great respect for Autism Speaks because it is a strong advocate for Autism. As we are progressing there is still stigma when it comes to mental health and raising awareness is an important factor in helping individuals with the diagnosis. Suzanne and Bob Wright are the founders of Autism Speaks and I really admire them.
Secret has been advertising their products recently while throwing in the argument of gender equality issues. In my opinion it is a great way to gain consumers especially females who are of the work force.
Let me tell you about ...
The last 3 months of my senior year of high school, I founded the Arab Club. My school had many clubs ranging from computer/sports clubs to ethnic clubs and since there were many Arab students I decided why not start an Arab club to represent us. I spread the word about potentially creating this Club in order to see if other students would be interested. After having an estimation of 15 students willing to join I took the idea to the administration where they approved it. We held meetings and had fun-raisers in order to raise money to support our club. The club is now in its 7th year and not only has recruited Arab students but students from other ethnic backgrounds as well. The club has been included into event such as the Multicultural Dance Festival that is held annually. I learned a lot by starting this club, like once you put your mind into something you can do it with dedication and supportive people. Its great to see my younger sisters and my friends' siblings be a part of this legacy I’ve created.