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Resume: Assel Mukhametzhanova

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Inspiring and communicative PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ● Professional Development courses, Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan October 2004, May 2005, November 2006, May 2007 ● Regional Workshop for EducationUSA advisers, Astana, Kazakhstan July 2011 ● OACAC (Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling) conference, Calgary, Canada July 2011 ● Time Management and Working with Clients, Almaty, Kazakhstan August 2011 RELATED SKILLS ● Strong analytical, problem solving skills ● Strong leadership skills ● Excellent communication skills ● Exemplary ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure ● Good aptitude to work both independently and in a team ● Excellent command of administrative and organizational work ● Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, Publisher), Web designing ● Languages: Kazakh (native), Russian (native), English (fluent), French (beginner), German (basic)
Last Resume Update July 31, 2012
Address 30 Buketov St., Apt.64
Degree Masters Degree
Experience 5+ to 7 Years
Category NGO & Civil Society
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Experience

EducationUSA Adviser October 2010 – April 2012
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, Almaty, Kazakhstan
● Organizing and maintaining files on reports and presentations; submit reports to American Councils
and the REAC
● Working with applicants to programs for study in the United States, alumni of U.S. government
programs, representatives of local and regional universities and government, and the general public
● Performing outreach to audiences with potential interest in higher education opportunities in the
United States, especially previously underserved populations
● Conducting workshops related to access to U.S. higher education (for example: application
preparation; fields of study information; pre-departure orientation)
● Providing information on U.S. admissions testing (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT)
● Organizing and conducting the university preparation summer camp for high school students
● Organizing and conducting events during International Education Week
● Organizing and conducting the free TOEFL preparation course
● Organizing and conducting a pre-departure orientation for students that have been accepted to the
U.S. universities
● Assisting in organizing and implementing alumni events
● Handling all logistical issues such as securing location, preparing materials, and contacting
participants for seminars, meetings, testing, etc.
● Giving presentations to participants in U.S. government fellowship programs and parents in Russian,
and /or English
● Creating and updating center’s website: www.americancouncils-kz.com and Facebook page

Graduate Assistant, Tutor in English and Writing January 2009 – May 2009
Center for Academic Success, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, USA
● Tutored American and International students in writing and English
● Worked on the style and format of the students’ papers (APA, MLA)
● Compiled and analyzed reports
● Prepared class and test materials for the students and teachers

English as a Second Language Teacher September 2004 – August 2008
North Kazakhstan State University named after M. Kozibayev, Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
● Assisted the Department Chair in distributing the faculty yearly workload
● Assisted the academic supervisor in completing his scientific research
● Participated in scientific conferences across the country
● Consulted inexperienced teachers on their responsibilities and main aspects of Department’s work
● Taught practical and conversational English to undergraduate students of intermediate to advanced
levels including cultural and business aspects
● Compiled and analyzed reports including grades and students’ progress
● Taught English language Phonetics and Grammar
● Taught an English and American Literature course at an undergraduate level
● Prepared class and test materials for the students and teachers

ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
English as a Second Language Teacher April - May 2012
AIESEC, Public Schools, Karviná, Czech Republic

English as a Second Language Teacher’s Assistant September 2008 – May 2010
Lincoln Community Center, Mankato, Minnesota, USA
● Volunteered as an assistant for the ESL teacher in the classes for the immigrants to the United
States

Research Assistant June – August 2009
University of Southern California, Department of Slavic Languages
Los Angeles, California, USA
● Assisted the faculty in working on the Russian Satirical Journals website http://
dotsx2.usc.edu:3006/rsj/home
● Translated the information from English into Russian
● Conducted a research project on the censorship in revolutionary Russia

Education

Master of Science in Teaching and Learning August 2008 – May 2010
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, USA

Bachelor, Teacher of Foreign Languages (English and German) September 2000 – July 2004
North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan

AWARDS
● Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program in Education August 2008 – May 2010
● Cambridge Assessment Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK July 2011