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Elena Smirnova

Administrative and Project Manager

Work experience

Sep 2014Present

Flight Attendant

Emirates Airline

Carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks;  ensuring safety onboard; providing customer service;  giving first aid where necessary;  completing paperwork.

Sep 2013Aug 2014

Tutor of Russian Language

Full Marks

Provided support in studying Russian language in one-on-one classes

Jan 2013Aug 2014

Hostess/ Expo Assistant

All 4theEU

Organized the registration desks; welcomed speakers, VIP and delegates; distributed badges and participants kits; assisted with information; helped with technical equipment in meeting rooms, microphones, Power Point etc.;  fullfilled secretarial duties and provided information about the companies (at Expos). Examples of work include, Conference Audi Russia (Brussels, 2013), European Business Summit (Brussels, 2014), Global Seafood Expo (Brussels, 2014, 2015) etc.

Jan 2013Mar 2014

Project Manager

Umoja (African) Fashion Show

Was responsible for verbal and written communication with designers and models; planned the room layout and the programme for the show; scheduled rehearsals; coordinated models’ briefings; identified and secured speakers and special guests; coordinated venue management; made post-event evaluation



Master of Arts in Cultural Studies(M.A.)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies programme investigates the relationship between art, society and all facets of media as well as the techniques that shape both art and society. It is both hands-on and theoretically oriented and prepares for a career in public service, cultural policy and the various creative industries in general.


Erasmus Mundus Exchange Student

Akademia Humanistyczna im. Aleksandra Gieystora w Pułtusku

Pultusk Academy of Humanities (Poland)


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

European Humanities University

The program prepares graduates to to teach history and humanities in secondary schools, work in museums and archives or as an expert on questions of historical and cultural heritage.


Global skills
Interpreting and Translation
Teaching English and Russian as a Foreign Language
Event Management


Jan 2014Apr 2014

CELTA (Certificate in English Teaching to Adults)

University of Cambridge

CELTA is one of the most widely known qualifications of its kind and it provides hands-on teaching practice for teacher with no or little teaching experience.