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Beatriz Marques

International Politics undergraduate

Education

20112015

BSc (Hons) International Politics 

University of Surrey

Level 3: American Foreign Policy, Case Study in Globalisation, States and Markets Negotiating Politics and Critical Terrorism Studies

Level 2: Politics of the European Union, International Relations Theories, International Political Economy, Approaches to Research Methods, Security Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Organisations and Research Methods

Level 1: Introduction to Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Social & Political Theory, Introduction to Study & Research Skills, British Politics & Elections, Introduction to European Integration, Contemporary International History

20042011

Secondary School & sixth Form

St Peter’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A levels: History (A), Government and Politics (B), Religious Ethics (B)

AS level: English Literature (B)

GCSE: 12 grades at A* - B including English and Mathematics

Work Experience  

Oct 2012Present

Barista

Starbucks, U.K
  • Prepare espresso orders for customers and catering using standard measures and recipes
  • Ensure proper presentation, portion control and maintenance of proper serving temperatures
Jan 2014Jul 2014

Intern for Advanced Engineering & Mining Sector

U.K. Trade & Investment, British Consulate, Brazil
  • Assisted sector with OMIS (Overseas Market Introduction Service)
  • Provided support to the organisation of events such as trade missions
  • Maintained CRM (Customer Relationship Management) databases updated
  • Conducted market research and identified business opportunities
  • Gave support to possible demands from UK partners about Brazil
  • Attended trade fairs and official events when necessary
  • Monitored the Internet and specialised magazines gathering information for the team
Sep 2013Dec 2013

Media Intern

G7 Communication Agency, Brazil
  • Assisted the company in forming new business partnerships
  • Attended formal meetings and took minutes
  • Ensured that staff were aware of customer needs by greeting and answering phone 
  • Helped in translation of work from Portuguese to English
Oct 2012May 2013

Campaigning Officer

Student Union, University of Surrey
  • Helped form a bridge between societies that were of Political and Campaigning nature and the Student Union
  • Used social platforms such as Facebook as a form of ensuring strong communication between all parties 
May 2012May 2013

President

Politics Society, Student Union, University of Surrey
  • Nominated and shortlisted for Departmental Society of the Year
  • Re-established a Model UN group, organised and co-hosted a MUN conference
  • Arranged for guest speakers to attend, including Jeremy Hunt and Ann Milton
  • Established an effective communication link between the Politics department and society
Dec 2011Jun 2012

Waitress

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, U.K 
  • Ensured high customer satisfaction by developing strong interpersonal skills 
  • Display good knowledge of the business in order to help increase sales
Oct 2011Jun 2012

International Politics Academic Representative 

Student Union, University of Surrey
  • Acted as a bridge between the Politics department and the students, ensuring that both voices were respectfully heard
Aug 2010Sep 2011

English Tutor

English Tutor 
Jul 2010Jul 2010

Researcher

Houses of Parliament 

Skills

Bilingual
  • Fluent (native) in Portuguese 
  • Fluent in English 
Computing
  • Highly competent user of Microsoft Office: Word & PowerPoint
  • Effective user of social media: Twitter, Facebook and Blogger
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Mac environments
  • Good understanding of SPSS
Administration and Management
  • Organising and scheduling events
  • Money handling
  • Minute-taking
  • Data entry
  • Mass emailing
  • Team work
  • Creative and analytical thinking
  • Time-management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, friendly and positive personality

Community Work

TRUSSEL TRUST FOOD BANK, Dec 2014 

Volunteer

 

STREETSCENE, Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Support Volunteer

 

TIBET CULTURE TRUST,  June 2011 

Volunteer