Zorica Petkovik





Zorica Petkovik

Design & Media Promotions Manager

 

One of my more recent challenges in life that I had to overcome was the fact that I had to be more open to change.  There is a saying, “If you have to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.”  As a Design & Media Promotions Campaign Manager, I love what I do, but never would never have guessed myself to be in the position that I am in now only a few years ago.   

I am a born and bred Macedonian with a passion to study and travel abroad.  In my studies for my undergrad and Masters, I had planned a whole different career path than the one I am in now.  For example, my bachelor degree in Business and Informatics led me to my Master’s degree study program in Human Resources Management and Development (HRD).  Thinking then at the time (being a fresh graduate) that my skills would be used to help employees develop their personal and organization skills, knowledge and abilities, was really going to be grand, or so at least I thought because I love to help people by empowering them to resolve their main challenges and issues. What I didn’t see ahead was that there would be another way in which I would be using an untapped talent to empower the least of God’s people who are in poverty and in a great deal of suffering.  Through my work here at DOCTORS’ CHOICE®, I am able to use a lot of the skills I had trained for earlier, but better yet I now have the freedom, fun and flexibility I never had before. I am able to work from home thousands of miles away from the corporate office of Doctors’ Choice® to create an interest for others globally through the art of design and networking power of social media. 

Residence: Strumica, Macedonia

My strength? I am a driver, and consistently do not give up when I run into errors or problems. It is built within me to always be determined to find the answer. 

My weakness? I’m an optimist!  Maybe it is the romantic or the poet in me, I am not positive. However, at times I can be and am capable of jumping the gun and moving too fast for others to have had the chance to bring their opinions forward.   

Work History:

February 2013 – October 2014

HR, Logistics & Book Keeping Consultant

 

After completing my Master’s degree in July of 2012, I began working as an HR, Logistics and Book Keeping consultant for an American Company in Strumica, Macedonia.  It was during this period that I discovered that the world of graphic design had a real influence on me and its appeal was too desirable for me not to pursue a further understanding of.  Thanks to a very dear friend, I began doing some part-time freelance design work. 

December 2014 – present

Design & Media promotions Manager

Doctors’ Choice®

 

Education: I hold a bachelor degree in Business & Informatics from the Academy of Economics “D.A. Tsenov”  in Svishtov, Bulgaria, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Development from South-West university “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad Bulgaria.

Internship:

Served as a volunteer in Romania where I worked as a Carrier orientation trainer.

Major accomplishments: 

During my time as an undergrad student, I was a member of AIESEC. AIESEC is the  biggest international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society. While there, I held 2 leadership positions. One was Organizing Comity President of Recruitment and Local Induction Seminar and the other was Organizing Comity president of Winter Election Conference. I also served in organizing the 20th anniversary of AIESEC Svishtov.

Travels to USA:

During the summers of 2008, 2010 and 2011, I participated in a work and travel student exchange program in the United States.  During the summer of 2008, I worked in Petoskey Michigan, and in 2010 - 2011 on the beautiful Mackinac Island, MI.  I also have spent time in Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Cincinnati, Detroit, Austin, and to San Antonio, TX.

Goals for 2016: to drive brand promotion & sales through social media outlets internationally.

Skills:

  • HRD (Human Resources & Development)
  • Team Management
  • Languages (English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Team Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Training
  • Project Planning

 

Links

LinkedIn https://mk.linkedin.com/pub/zorica-petkovik/13/527/291

Interests

Travel, family, coffee shops, dining, children, education, animal welfare and politics.