Political Science Résumé

S. Jawad Ahmed   

linkedin.com/in/syedjawadahmed

9547-L University Terrace Dr Charlotte, NC 28262       sja08136@gmail.com                 (336) 471-4627


Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Charlotte, North Carolina                                May 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Minors: Computer Science & Software and Information Systems


Summary

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and leadership abilities.
  • Two month experience internship with Mecklenburg County Democratic Party.
  • Residence Hall Council Member for two and a half years—received Outstanding Leadership and Service and Hall Council of the Year awards.

Internship Experience

Mecklenburg County Democratic Party – Charlotte, North Carolina           September 2012-November 2012

Intern

  • Executed voter phone banking, data entry, and canvassing.
  • Contributed to the overall, over 8,000 plus responses to cold-calling.
  • Administered office operations and multi-tasked by greeting citizens, handling donations, and addressing inquiries from phone calls.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills by assisting with recruitment, training, and coordinating of volunteers.
  • Presided over social media engagement on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Efforts helped elect Democratic candidates and keep the county Democratic.

Leadership and Campus Activities

Student Volunteer, International Student/Scholar Office, Spring Semester 2013

  • Displayed effective oral communication and interpersonal skills by assisting with the international students’ orientation that included over 20 students.
  • Built an international peer network with over 40 students and developed a global perspective.
  • Acted as a liaison between these students and my university, community, and country.

PILOT (Programs in Leadership and Organizational Training), Fall Semester 2012

  • Completed both the Leader Certification and Masters Level Certification in one semester.
  • Gained leadership skills through workshops in skill building, leadership/ethics, diversity, and self development.

Residence Hall Council Member, Spring Semester 2009 and Fall Semester 2010-Spring Semester 2012

  • Planned and implemented events for over 500 residents of the dormitories and community.
  • Elected by residents of the dorms to attend meetings.
  • Used my effective interpersonal and oral communication skills to report and approve their ideas and opinions.

Secretary, Pakistani Student Association, Fall Semester 2010

  • Collected/sent meeting minutes to members and reminded them of meetings.
  • Participated in UNC Charlotte’s International Festival (Hosts over 10,000 yearly) with PSA’s booth.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SPSS.
  • Oral proficiency in Urdu. Adequate knowledge of Spanish. Reading ability in Arabic.
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