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International Relations -  Project Management - Administration


International project management - International policy development - Languages - Administration

With a wide range of experiences in the fields of international relations, project management, customer service and administration during 5 years, I have learnt how to manage all kinds of situations requiring great interpersonal and organisation skills as well as having a flexible approach to working patterns. Also, several experiences in foreign environments have strengthened my skills to adapt to and communicate in multicultural environments, and to work as part of an international team. I know how to manage my time wisely and multitask while always paying attention to details.

I am ready to relocate in France or abroad. 

Work History

Jan 2014Sept 2016

International Relations Officer

Institute of Materials and Advanced Mechanics of Le Mans, Le Mans, France

- Developing and managing international opportunities for students and staff

- Hosting visits by delegations from international universities and other public bodies

- Implementation of the Internationalisation Strategy

- Developing strategic alliances and managing institutional partnerships and collaborations

Oct 2013Dec 2013

Training Coordinator

YES'N'YOU, Paris, France

- Supporting administrative functions of training programs

- Answering and responding to outside communications (phone calls, faxes, emails, and web-based inquiries)

- Managing timetables

Jan 2013Jul 2013

Bilingual Secretary

ST-Microelectronics, Le Mans, France

- Writing reports, letters and emails

- Acting as interpreter when required

- Answering phone calls in English and French

- Arranging appointments

Sep 2010Jun 2012


University Library, University of Maine, Le Mans, France

- Assisting staff and students to locate and check out books and materials (reference desk)

- Operating audiovisual equipment (printer, microfiche readers, and copy machine)

- Helping maintain the physical appearance of the library

Sep 2010Jun 2012

French tutor for foreign students

IUT of Le Mans, Le Mans, France

- Tutoring in French language (spoken and written) for foreign students in class and at the Language Centre

- Organising cultural visits


Sep 2010Jun 2012

Master FLE – French as a foreign language and language teaching

University of Maine, Le Mans, France

Internship in China in 2011 (6 months), Changsha, Hunan Province

- Coordination of study programs (French)

Sep 2006Jun 2009

Bachelor of Arts - Ethnology Major

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
Jan 2009Jul 2009

Chinese language and culture studies

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Student Echange

Sep 2003Jun 2006

Matriculation High School Examination

Polvijärvi SeniorHigh School, Polvijärvi, Finland



- English: Fluent (spoken & written)

- French: Fluent (spoken & written)

- Finnish: Native Language

- Swedish: Good working knowledge (mainly written)

- Mandarin Chinese: Elementary knowledge (spoken & written)


- Excellent working knowledge of PC/MAC-environment

- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

- Good working knowledge of WordPress and Joomla based web solutions 

- Good working knowledge of CRM software solutions (Salesforce)

- Basic knowledge in photo editing

Interpersonal skills

- Excellent communication skills with people of various nationalities and from various backgrounds
- Good team player but also able to work alone
- Open-minded, ponctual and detail-orientated
- Experience in informal translations



- Asia: China, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan

- Europe: Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland

- United States: Miami, Orlando

- Russia: Moscow

- Africa: Cameroon, Morocco


- Hiking

- Jogging

- Body Combat