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Transcript of Resume
match the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant. I am convinced that, given the chance, I could bring to the role a unique combination of creativity and excellent people skills. MAGDALENA STEPIEN
“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...”
- Wilfred Peterson
I am a Warsaw University graduate and my degree is in English. In September 2008 I did my internship with the Polish Embassy in Dublin, Ireland. It was my responsibility to assist the Deputy Head of Mission in his work. This included attending briefings, preparing reports, arranging appointments, and translating documents. Since my work at the Embassy was very rewarding and my performance was highly appraised, I am seeking to hold a similar position in future. To this end I attended the Academy of Young Diplomats. I have also started a postgraduate course in International Law and Foreign Service. I am a well-organized person who can effectively direct her activities toward the achievement of objectives. I am convinced I fulfil my job responsibilities in an active and professional way. The office I currently work in acts as an intermediary between academics and various units of the University and thus my job involves constant communication with others. Since my main duty is to assist researchers in managing EU-funded project in all its phases (negotiations, budget planning and executing), the position requires customer focus as well as good problem solving skills. The volume of documents the office deals with on a daily basis requires excellent organisational skills and an effective filing system which I have created and am responsible for. Together with my colleagues I prepared an international conference on full costing, which took place in May 2013 and gathered ninety participants. Apart from that, I organize smaller workshops at the university. I am an attentive listener, outgoing and resilient person and I am well able to respond to customer needs. I also demonstrate the ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained though my work experience abroad (Ireland, Spain), as well as presentation skills acquired through taking part in various conferences (e.g. Gender in English Studies International Symposium, October 2012). What I would hope to gain from the role is the opportunity for meaningful participation, i.e. having opportunities for valued responsibilities, making decisions, contributing my knowledge to the team. In a workplace I value clear instructions and friendly atmosphere and I would hope to find these in the US Embassy. UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Faculty of Modern Languages
Institute of English Studies 2003-2008 Master of Arts in English Studies
Major: British literature and culture Skills:
critical and analytical thinking skills
delivering results (essays, MA thesis, translations)
ability to comprehend and process material from a wide range of texts
ability to produce formally correct, logically clear and relevant writing
ability to research various available sources EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
Dublin, Ireland Internship - September 2008 Main activities and responsibilities:
Translating and summarising newspaper articles
Assisting in the work of the Deputy Head of Mission
Attending briefings in The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin and in The Institute of Public Administration(IPA) UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Faculty of Law and Administration Postgraduate Studies of International Law
and Foreign Service October 2012 - June 2013 Managing international research programmes, particularly EU 7th Framework Programme
Providing assistance for researchers (application and management)
Translating contracts and other documents
Disseminating information about the structure and goals of international research programmes UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Research Services Office
International Research Programmes Unit January 2009 onwards Main activities and responsibilities:
I am writing to apply for the position of Cultural Affairs Assistant and I would like to present myself. European Academy of Diplomacy
Academy of Young Diplomats November 2009 - June 2010 Final exam results: Good
Policy paper: "Poland - Russia - A new opening?"
Grade: Good Principal subjects covered:
International Law Sources
Criminal Responsibility of States / Individuals for International Crimes
International Human Rights Diplomatic and Consular Law
Private International Law Selected workshops I co-organized: "Universities Implementing Full Costing"
13 May 2011 (organized with European University Association) "Funding opportunities offered by The National Science Centre and The National Centre for Research and Development"
31 October 2012 (presentation by M.Stepien) "Participant Portal as a financial reporting tool"
9 November 2012 (training presentation by M.Stepien) Selected trainings, conferences and workshops
I took part in: UNICA EU Research Liaison Officers Meeting
2012 - Tallin, 2011 - Stockholm, 2010 - Rome
"EU Culture Programme - International Cooperation Projects"
LLP Erasmus Programme - Good practice exchange (1 week)
Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC)
May 2010 UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP Faculty of Language and Literature September 2006 - January 2007 T...like Things I love doing in my free time: Pottery (this pot was made by me) Reading (I am a member of a book club) Travelling and learning new things Watching snooker P..like my Publications and Presentations I..like
I Love Ireland and
All Things Irish "The Fluidity of Femininity in the Selected Poems of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill" - presented on 21 October 2012 during Gender in English Studies Symposium in Szczecin, Poland
"The Quest for One's Self in Keith Ridgway's 'The Long Falling'" - a chapter in "The Central and Peripheral: Studies in Literature and Culture" to be published by Cambridge Scholar Publishers in 2013
"Irlandzki mit odzyskany"
http://portliteracki.pl/festiwal/wiesci/irlandzki-mit-odzyskany/ S.. like Summer Job Abroad
Ireland in 2004 and 2005
Spain in 2006 Thank you for your attention! Where do I see myself in 10 years?
Let me answer with a quote....