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CV, Final Year Languages Student Targeting CA, USA

I am currently unavailable for work
Serial No: 40273

List top 5 skills: languages, multilingual
Short Bio:

I will graduate from the University of Cambridge in June with a BA Hons in languages. I have an excellent academic record and am fluent in Spanish.
2014-5 I interned at a translation agency in Barcelona, translating legal, marketing, medical and scientific texts. I learned CAT tools on the job and worked with clients such as Neutrogena and Bayer. I then helped design and produce textbooks at an editorial in Madrid.
I am an active member of Amnesty International and fundraise for local charities.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Marketing, multilingual

Spoken languages: 

Catalan (basic reading), english, french, Portuguese (basic reading), spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Mexico, United States

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Europe, United Kingdom



Education & Qualifications

BA Hons. Modern & Medieval Languages (Spanish & French)
King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
2012-2016

2015/6: Studying Spanish language and translation plus two courses on comparative literature and film. Writing 10,000 word literature dissertation. Also involved in various societies and projects

2014/5: Interned full-time in translation and publishing, produced extended translation project

2012/3 and 2013/4: Consistent A grades in literature papers throughout

• Careful time and priority management, able to multitask and work to deadlines, learned to enforce work/life balance thanks to very high volume of reading, essays and language assignments

• Confident communication skills through both language teaching and discussion and development of essay work with academic supervisors

• Sustained work ethic and curious to continue improving knowledge, reasoning, and quality of work

 

Ivybridge Community College, Devon, UK
2005-2012

2012: A levels (AP equivalent) in Spanish (A*, top grade) French (A), Maths (A*, nearly full marks)

 

Work Experience

Trainee Editor, Richmond (Santillana), Madrid, Spain
Mar-Sept ‘15

Assisted TEFL dept. team in design and production of English textbooks. Both collaborative and individual tasks including: proof-reading and content-editing; pagination; briefs and feedback (in Spanish) for illustration, design and layout; compiling teacher’s resource book; administrative tasks such as contract writing; research and comparison of Richmond and competitors’ products

 

Intern, Nova Languages Services, Barcelona, Spain
Sept’14-Feb’15

Translated scientific, medical, legal, marketing and publicity texts for clients including Neutrogena, Iberia Airlines, Siemens, Bayer and Sener. Also carried out post-editing; proof-reading; document conversion, design and layout; transcription tasks; term alignment; translation of internal comms

 

Positions Of Responsibility

Member of Cambridge University Amnesty International
Oct ’15-Now

Proposed and now organizing upcoming event about reproductive rights in Latin America as part of Amnesty International’s “My Body My Rights” campaign. Responsibilities include researching issue to produce displays of fact files and case studies, contacting and making arrangements with speakers, sourcing testimonies, booking venue, designing publicity material

 

Fundraiser for Jimmy’s Cambridge Nov 2015

Directed and participated in knit-a-thon for local homeless shelter/resettlement service. Liaised with Director of shelter to organize event, wrote proposal to hold event on King’s College premises, sourced knitting materials, publicised event. Raised over £600 through sponsorship and money collected from public on the day; donated hats made during event to local homeless community

 

President, King’s College Knitting Society Oct ’15-Now

Founded knitting society in college, now teach knitting to members, provide support with knitting projects, organise and promote meetings and events, use budget to source materials

 

Additional Experience

• Volunteer retail assistant at Oxfam shop during vacations. Work at cash register, assist clients, maintain shop floor, display stock, price and shelve books

• Sold numerous original paintings through commissions and exhibitions. Published in The Cambridge Student, the Notes magazine, and on Cambridge Creatives website. Experience in self-promotion and interaction with clients and galleries. Run Facebook page and blog on Tumblr

 

Achievements & Awards

• Completed Barcelona Half Marathon February 2015 in 1 hour 43 minutes; regular 10K competitor

• Consistent cross-country athlete: in 2009 came 5th on Devon county team at Aviva ESAA English School’s National Championship, qualified again after major back surgery in 2011, 7th in Devon

• United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge: achieved Silver Award (2011)

• Twice completed Royal Marines 10K Commando Challenge team charity event (2010 and 2011)

 

Languages & IT Skills

• Fluent in Spanish (C2), advanced French (C1), able to read Portuguese and Catalan

• Highly proficient with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

• Learned to use CAT tools (MemoQ and Trados) on the job in Spanish-speaking environment

• Some experience with Photoshop, InDesign and photo management software

• Distinction in ICT BTEC qualification in 2010. Used Excel, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop

• Quick to learn new software and keen to expand knowledge, especially Adobe Creative Suite

 

Interests

• Latin American literature enthusiast; also interested in foreign films and art history, especially impressionism. Eager to graduate and read for pleasure again

• Aspire to complete marathon and compete in fellrunning races, also enjoy horse riding and yoga

• Self-taught artist in watercolour, pastel, pencil and acrylic; other creative pursuits include knitting, felting, sewing, spoon carving, jewellery making