I am very interested in working for a school or a study abroad program as a program coordinator. Although I was born in the United States, I have been living in France for the last twenty five years. I am fully bilingual in French and English. I received my undergraduate degree in the field of biology from the University of Paris XI, during which time I had the opportunity to study abroad in Leeds, United Kingdom. Seeing how helpful and supportive the staff at the International Office of the University of Leeds were to foreign students and understanding, myself, how hard it is to adjust to life in a foreign country, inspired me to pursue a career in an international student environment.
After obtaining a Master's degree in international marketing, I found work at the International Office, where I was able to use these skills, and my personal experiences living abroad, to assist foreign students at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris in understanding the French system (work permit, health care, VISA, transportation, etc.) and in adjusting to life in Paris, France. I continued working with international students with International Studies Abroad, as a student service advisor and on-site coordinator. I really enjoy working in an international environment.
I had then the opportunity to work at Essec Executive Education, a French business school, as a Program Assistant, organizing seminars for Executives which I have been enjoying for the last four years and a half.
I am responsible, reliable, hard-working and detail oriented, and I also have a willingness to learn. I have excellent administrative/logistical skills, and have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision.