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Velizara Alinska

34, Wilton Avenue, SO15 2HJ, Southampton


+44 7521 913831• 4alinv65@solent.ac.uk

Personal statement

A highly motivated and ambitious student born in Bulgaria, raised in the Netherlands, did an internship
in Germany and went to study abroad in the United Kingdom soon to graduate is currently seeking for
a new opportunity in a research department combined with the use of different languages. A highly
organised and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects and assignments
has yielded excellent results. University achievements include the knowledge of six different
languages and excellent results during the university course.

Key Skills

 Six different languages, namely Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Spanish, German and Russian
 Proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office, including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
 Ability to work in a group or individually
 Capable of working under pressure
 Delivering high standard analyses and reports

Employment History

Product Marketing Trainee, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany


(July 2017 – February 2018)

Achievements and responsibilities:

 Working in different departments on the improvement, testing and innovating on engines,


radios, navigations and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
 Being part of a small team and having individual assignments
 Dynamic environment, with many deadlines and high pressure
 Setting priorities, planning and dividing the work
 Providing high standard of data, analyses and reports on different markets including the
United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Bulgaria
 Preparation of presentations using PowerPoint
 Innovation of new products, starting from phase one (an idea to work with) until phase four
(testing the prototype)
 Use of different languages during meetings and writing the reports
 Taking meeting notes (minutes), typing them out and distributing them to the people involved
Team Leader, Jumbo Supermarkets, Leiden, The Netherlands
(March 2012 – July 2017)

Achievements and responsibilities:

 Daily, weekly and monthly planning for a group of people


 Working in big and small groups as well as working on individual tasks
 Drafting daily, weekly, monthly and yearly financial statements
 Meetings, discussions and generating new ideas with store managers on weekly basis
 Implementation of new ideas
 Being creative, as well as critical in order to provide thorough statements
 Use of different languages with customers from different cultural backgrounds

Education

Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom


(September 2018 – Present)

Study program: Exchange student

Subject results:
 Applied and Academic English – A2
 International Research Skills – A2
 European Business in Context – A3
 Personal and Business Taxation – A4

University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


(September 2014 – Present)

Subject results (only relevant subjects included)


 Research Training I – A3
 Research Training II – B2
 Research Training III (Data Analysis) – B1
 Research Training III (Thesis preparation) – A2
 German Levels 1 to 6 – A3 (average)
 Spanish Levels 1 to 6 – A2 (average)
 Russian for beginners – A1
 English Semester 1 to 8 – A3 (average)

Hobbies & Interests

Reading books in different genres, mostly horror, thriller and psychology; Cooking and baking;
traveling – when traveling, I am looking up interesting places to visit as well as making a plan on how
to use the time efficiently, while being in a different city/country.

References
References are available upon request.