Hey! I’m Japman Kharbanda, the new intern at Stone Soup. I’m originally from India, but I now live in Canada and I’m doing my Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I was given the opportunity to work at a fast-growing organization like Stone Soup through AIESEC, a non-profit youth-led organisation that gives students like me the opportunity to travel to different countries and develop the necessary leadership skills along with some other soft skills. I have been an active member of AIESEC for the past year and my primary focus has been on marketing and communications which involves creating awareness about the opportunities offered by AIESEC and its benefits to university students. I intend to bring these marketing, communications and leadership skills to this job. As a marketing assistant, my focus is to work on Stone Soup’s website in order to increase its online visibility and to spread the message to a larger audience about what Stone Soup does. I am very excited to work amongst professionals with varied backgrounds at Stone Soup and to make the most out of my time here.
We would like to introduce Kim Gillick, a content strategist that recently joined the Stone Soup community!
Kim is from Dublin, she graduated from The Institute of Technology, Tallaght, and got her masters degree at the Skema Business School, in France. Kim’s background in digital marketing and international business development motivated her to focus her work on helping startups build their audiences.
Kim has worked with agencies such as Aad, a design agency based in Dublin, which allowed her to consult for brands such as, breac.house, a bed and breakfast in Ireland, and BEST of BEEF, an organisation under the Irish hereford prime with which Kim works to rebrand their consumer-facing website.
Kim arrived in Athens two months ago, and as a “digital nomad”, she searched for a space in which she could simultaneously work, and connect with other developers and startups. At the time, Stone Soup was looking for a digital marketing coordinator to join one of their projects, and Kim was more than equipped for the role. Kim describes the environment at Stone Soup to be creative, energetic, and collaborative – a space that provides a “traditional” work environment to those that decide to go out in their own direction. The convenience and accessibility of having a local network with which to engage, made the transition into the Athens digital sphere a lot easier for Kim.
After coming to Stone Soup, Kim started investing more time on a larger variety of ventures, while still maintaining her own creative freedom. This has allowed Kim to engage with other developers that are also starting up their own businesses, to help them build their audience.
Kim’s ambition is to become a more diverse collaborator, in order to expand her professional network and reach a broad range of companies – to which she can bring her expertise!
Check out her website to see more of what she does!