Kate McLoughlin - Business and Ballymaloe Cookery School Graduate

Team member at Strategy Case Study Competition

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Australia

Work category

Business

Education

Bachelor/Degree

I have recently moved to Australia and am living in Melbourne in order to further my culinary interests and experience. I hope to see and experience all that Australia has to offer during my time here and enjoy it!

Kate McLoughlin's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

Strategy Case Study Competition - Team member

• Qualified and participated in the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition in Montreal, Canada in March 2011. The competition comprised of 24 top class universities from around the world.
http://jmucc.ca/

• Qualified, participated in and won the Final of the "European Entrepreneurship Case Study Competition" comprising 6 teams from all over Europe
http://eecsrc.eu/case-study-competition/

Competition’s involved

• Working in a team with three others
• Reading and analyzing a case in three hours
• Developing analysis and recommendations
• Preparing and delivering a 20 min presentation
• Answering 10 minutes of questions from the judges

Key Skills
2010 - 2010

PRL - Logistics - Internship

Office assistant – I learned a vast amount about the world of logistics and organisation, working on projects with Dunnes Stores and GSK products included in this was me building a database for the new clients so it was easy to track the delivery times and performance of the deliveries.

Key Skills
office assistant
2010 - 2010

Lord Mayor - Personal assistant - Internship

Lord Mayor Gerry Breen’s assistant for eight weeks. I worked on various PR and event projects as well as developing his political and Lord Mayor website. I gained a huge amount of experience in the world of politics and organisation of large events and press launches.

Key Skills
2008 - 2009

Echo Field Marketing - Brand Ambassador

Brand ambassador doing various promotional jobs including charity balls, selling products and promoting products. This has given me an insight into the world of marketing and direct selling while also given practice and the confidence to approach potential customers and sell.

Key Skills
Marketing promotional

Kate McLoughlin's Education and Qualifications

2011

Certificate - Graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry, Middleton, Co Cork

The Ballymaloe Cookery School is a privately run cookery school in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland. The school has been in operation since 1983. It is run by Darina Allen the well known celebrity chef, cookery book author and pioneer in Ireland of the slow food movement. The school is located in the middle of a 100-acre, organic farm of which ten acres are devoted to organic market gardens, orchards and greenhouses. The course covers all aspects of food from the soil to the plate.

2011

Bachelor/Degree - Enterprise and Marketing

Dublin Institute of Technology

The program develops the knowledge and skills necessary for a challenging business career. The degree covers areas such as International and Strategic Management, Accounting, Economics, Politics, Supply Chain Management and I have specialized in Marketing and Enterprise Studies.

2007

second level/high school education -

The Institute of Education

The Institute of Education has been preparing students for the Irish State Examinations for 40 Years. The School blends excellent teachers with outstanding facilities and management that are committed to ensuring that all students maximise their potential. It achieves this by offering students, of all abilities, every opportunity to maximise their academic achievement and meet their goals. The Institute of Education consistently provides more students to Irish Universities than any other school.

2006

second level/high school education -

Muckross Park College

Muckross Park College is a private non-fee paying Catholic all-girls secondary school located in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland. Founded in 1901, the curriculum is traditional, with a broad general programme of subjects. Muckross is one of a number of Dominican schools in Ireland.
It has a strong reputation as a sporting school as well as academically as the school achieves exceptionally high results with regular high rankings in The Irish Times list of feeder schools for 3rd level education in Ireland.

Kate McLoughlin's Additional Information

Languages

Memberships

DIT BAM Soc- Business and Marketing Society
DIT ESN- International Eramus Society
DIT Fashion Society