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Lisa Begusch

MSc Graduate looking for new challenges


Sep 2012Jul 2013

Master of Science in European Union in a Global Order

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Focus: EU External Relations, EU-US Relations, EU-Middle East Relations

  • Thesis title: EU Development Policy between Modernization and Securitization: Of Discourses and Practices
  • Jury Member for the FMG Student Research Prize: Established criteria and standards for research prize, assessed the quality and relevance of 20 student publications
Sep 2009Jun 2012

Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History

Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Focus: International and European Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, International Security, International Economics, Social Psychology, Communications

  • Scholarship by the Jacobs Foundation

  • President’s List (academic excellence award), 2010-2012

  • Assistant to the Coordinator of the BIGSSS Methods Center: Scheduled and planned quantitative and qualitative methods courses and the preparatory forum in coordination with professors and lecturers

  • Published a book review in the ‚Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaf‘
  • Active Member of the Amnesty Club: Planned, organized and implemented various petitions, events and awareness-raising campaigns
  • Executive Board Member & Under-Director General for Academic Affairs at Bremen International Model United Nations (BRIMUN): Planned, managed and helped organize the BRIMUN Conference by liaising with potential guest speakers, managing finances, conducting PR activity and various administrative tasks
  • Active Member of the Debating Society: Learned to structure my arguments and present them in a convincing manner by participating in debates on various topics
  • Chair of Parliament Finance Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG): Led a 4-member committee, represented the interests of undergraduate students vis-à-vis the university administration, assessed the viability of proposed projects for funding, managed the student budget and regularly reported to the USG
  • Student Court Judge: Supervised and monitored the constitutionality of actions by the USG and adjudicated in cases involving student-student disputes
Sep 2005Jun 2009

Advanced Placement International High School Diploma

American Overseas School of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, 2009
  • Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2007-2008
  • Headmaster’s Honor Roll, 2006-2009
  • National Honor Society, 2006-2009

Work experience

Feb 2014Oct 2014

Flight Attendant

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Operated on short-, medium- and long-haul flights from Frankfurt
  • Service-oriented representation of the Lufthansa brand in daily interactions with customers
Apr 2013Sep 2014

Project/Contract Management & Consultancy Intern

Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Monitored and evaluated project cycle activities (e.g. capacity-strengthening activities at partner organizations
  • Drafted of project proposals, terms of reference and documentation in support of applications for (EU) grants for projects (e.g. Media for All in Kosovo)
  • Assisted with budget management and financial reporting, travel planning and visa procedures
  • Supported the Programme Manager for South Asia in the planning, organization and reporting of the official launch of an EU project and the Annual Partners Meeting 2013 in Dhaka; Bangladesh
  • Establishing new contacts and partnerships for upcoming projects in Bangladesh
Oct 2013Jan 2014

PR Intern in the Technology Practice

Burson-Marsteller, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Worked on public and media relations for clients in the Automotive-, IT- and Telecommunications industries
  • Monitored of German print and online media on a daily basis
  • Researched and drafted pitch documents for new business acquisitions
  • Designing concept notes for strategic media communication and reputation management projects
  • Corresponded and followed-up with journalists and bloggers
  • Updated distribution lists and sent of press releases
Jun 2011Aug 2011


Austrian Embassy, Rome, Italy
  • Assisted in coordinating the campaign for the Austrian candidacy to the Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Monitored various Italian print media for the Press attaché
  • Prepared press reports for the foreign ministry in Vienna
  • Translated legal, political and economic accords into English, German and Italian


Interpersonal Skills and Competencies
Experience with adapting to and working in multicultural- and lingual environments Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities Team player with ability to work independently Flexibility and creativity, attention to detail Confidence in handling new tasks Good organizational skills
PC Knowledge
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) Working knowledge of SPSS Statistical Software Basic knowledge of Image Editing Software (Adobe Photoshop, Corel PhotoPaint)
Language Skills
German (native proficiency) English (full professional proficiency) Italian (professional proficiency) French (conversational proficiency) Serbo-Croatian (conversational proficiency) Bulgarian (limited proficiency)

Text Section


  • International Affairs and Development
  • Political Economy and Financial Markets
  • Innovation and Sustainability
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Travelling