Tetyana Bidnyak

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Education

September 2005-Present Central European University

(Budapest, Hungary)

MA graduate student at Nationalism

Studies department

 

July 2004- July 2005 Dnipropetrvsk National University

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

BA in English Language and Literature

August 2003-May 2004 New England College

Henniker, NH, USA

Major: education

July 2000-July 2003 Dnipropetrovsk National University Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Major: English Language and Literature


Community Service and Volunteer Work

September 2005- December 2005 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Community service name: Raising Civic Involvement of Youth

  • As part of Youth Empowerment Programme project along with other alumni carried out a series of workshops for freshmen students at the universities of Dnipropetrovsk. The workshops were aimed at raising students’ awareness as true citizens of their state;
  • Invited guest speakers to talk about civil rights and responsibilities and the practical implications of active citizenship in civil society.

October- December 2004 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Position: Independent observer at a voting poll during Presidential Elections 2004.

March 2004- May 2004 New England College

Henniker, NH, USA

Community service name: International Students Orientation in New England College

  • As part of Prejudice and Discrimination class created a project of training orientation leaders who work with international students when they arrive on campus;
  • Designed a questionnaire and interviewed all the international students on campus as to what they want to learn during the preschool orientation;
  • Created a handout of suggested ideas for orientation leaders and help a couple of practice sessions with them.

October 2003- December 2003 New England College

Henniker, NH, USA

Community service name: Ukrainian Orphans’ Project

  • With other members of International Students Association of New England College organized a Ukrainian day during which people could learn more about Ukrainian nation, culture and traditions;
  • Made presentation of one of Ukrainian orphanages where I worked as a volunteer;
  • Started fundraising and all the raised money and presents sent to an orphanage in Kiev.

October 2003- December 2003 Hillsborough Elementary School

Hillsborough, NH, USA

Position: teaching assistant in the afterschool program

  • Helped the teacher look after children;
  • Helped children with their homework, coached them to improve their grades in all the subjects, performed extra curricular activities such as outdoor games and excursions to places of interest.

 

June 2003- July 2003 Dnipropetrovsk National University

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Community service name: Future Students Mentoring Project

  • Helped future students with their application forms, provided assistance in getting ready for tests, created lesson plans, helped to compose a workbook with different sorts of tasks for students learning English as a second language.

July 2001- August 2001 Oleg Koshevoj Children Camp

Nikopol, Ukraine

Position: camp counselor

  • Organized the daily activities of twenty ten-year-old children;
  • Headed different sports activities and trips, organized parties and concerts.

Work Experience

September 2003- May 2004 New England College

Henniker, NH, USA

Position: teaching assistant in the ESL class

  • Worked with 2 groups of international students in the classroom settings;
  • Helped the students to write their papers;
  • Was leading discussions through the online classroom software called Blackboard;
  • Organized extracurricular activities such as celebrations of different holidays, concerts and trips to historical places.

December 2001- April 2003 Retail company "Vostok"

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Position: interpreter

  • Was interpreting during business negotiations;
  • Translated and arranged the company’s documentation.

Clubs and Organizations

  • September 2005-present

Member of Central European University Student Senate (Budapest, Hungary)

  • September 2005-present

Member of Student Activity Fund at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)

  • July 2005-present

Member of Youth Empowerment Programme Alumni Group (Ukraine)

  • May 2004- present

Member of the Freedom Support Act Alumni Group.

  • September 2003- May 2004

Member of New England College Cross-Country Team.

  • September 2003- May 2004

Member of New England College International Students Association.

  • September 2003- May 2004

Member of New England College Students Senate as the representative from International Students Association.

  • September 2002- May 2003

Member of Dnipropetrovsk University Running Team.


Honors and Achievements

  • Certificate for active participation and successful completion of Youth Community Action Programme ( Ukraine, summer 2005).
  • Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Program finalist. Spent 2003-2004 academic year in New England College, Henniker, NH, USA. Received a letter from The United States Department of State congratulating with the successful completion of the Program in June 2004.
  • New England College Dean’s Award for excellent academic performance in Spring Semester 2004.

Conferences, Leactures and Workshops

September 16-17, 2005

Anti-Americanism and International Relations (Budapest, Hungary) Workshop presented by the Center of Policy Studies (Central European University)

September 6, 2005

European Security and Co-Operation - Finland, CSCE and OSCE (Budapest, Hungary) Public lecture presented by CEU and Embassy of Finland.

July-August 2005

Youth Empowerment Programme (Kiev, Ukraine)A week summer workshop containing such classes as civic responsibility, leadership, debate, etc.presented by Youth Community Action Network

April 2005

Promoting Bologna System of Education in Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) Workshop at the English Language Department in Dnipropetrovsk National University.


Languages Spoken

Ukrainian fluent

Russian fluent

English fluent

German good

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