CURRICULUM VITAE

Valeriy Vladimirovich Pak

Central European University, Department of Political Science
Nador Utca 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +3670-547-4872; E-mail: valerapak@yahoo.com

Education
2003 - Present



1998 - 2003



2000 – 2001


Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
MA in Political Science and Political Economy of Post-Communist Transition
MA Thesis Topic: “Economic Integration in the CIS region”

Karaganda University of Business, Management and Law (Karaganda, Kazakhstan)
BA in Economics and Management, GPA 5.0 out of 5.0

Mississippi State University (Mississippi, USA)
Exchange program student at the Department of Economics
Working Experience
2002 – 2003





2000 – 2001



1999 – 2000 

Central Kazakhstan Association of Entrepreneurs (Karaganda, Kazakhstan)
Economist. Duties included translation of official documents from Russian into English, writing business plans for opening small enterprises, participation at meetings organized by the local authorities regarding small and medium business support and development in the region.

Small Enterprise “F-Trading, LLP” (Karaganda, Kazakhstan)
Office-manager. Duties included working with computer documents, negotiations with potential customers

Private English Language Tutor
 Activities
2001 – 2003



2001 – 2003


2001 – 2002

Member, International Debate Education Organization (IDEA) in Kazakhstan. Initiator of the debate club at Karaganda University of Business Management and Law

Leader, University English Business Club of Karaganda University of Business, Management and Law

Member, Alumni Advisory Council in Karaganda for alumni of all programs funded through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US Department of State, and administered by International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Honors and Achievements
2003



2002



2002


2001

Participated in the International Youth Forum “Education – Employment – Career” held in Moscow, Russia, and organized by the Moscow city government

Participated in the III Regional Student Conference in English Language held in Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (Almaty, Kazakhstan).  Paper topic: “FDI in Karaganda region”.       

2nd place winner  at the National University Student Debate Tournament (Russian language league) held in Astana, Kazakhstan

Finalist of the Freedom Support Act Undergraduate One Year Exchange program for studying in USA
Other Information

Languages: Russian (Native), English, French.
Interests include traveling, sports, reading, movies, music