Shahnaaz - Student

Shahnaaz Nistar – Former Intern

 

Dr. Nistar is now practicing dentistry in Texas.

 

Photo of staff member

 

Education:

 

Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art with Senior Honors and Linguistics, May 2001

GPA – 3.45, GPA in Fine Arts Major 3.62, GPA in Linguistics 3.35

 

City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY

Post-Baccalaureate program in Pre-Dental Studies, GPA in Science 4.0

 

 

Computer Skills:

           

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Macromedia Freehand, QuarkXpress

 

 

Relevant Course Work:

 

Biology , Chemistry, Calculus/Statistics, Organic Chemistry

 

Work Experience:

           

Program in Premedical Studies, City College of New York, New York, NY

Peer Coordinator, September 2002 – present

– Facilitated preparation of students – applications for medical/dental school

– Provided information to incoming students about the program

– Handled phone calls and answered questions regarding health professions

 

Susan B. Anthony Intermediate School, Hollis, NY

English and Social Studies Teacher, November 2001 – August 2002

– Taught five classes of sixth graders fundamentals of English and Social Studies

– Designed lesson plans and creative projects for students

– Organized meetings with parents regarding their child’s progress

 

Brandeis University Publications Office, Waltham, MA

Design Intern, December 2000 – May 2001 

– Utilized graphic programs to design a variety of material for the University

– Produced posters, book covers, labels, programs, forms, etc.

– Gained knowledge about computer design programs and developed a portfolio

 

Rosensteil Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Waltham, MA

Accounting Assistant, August 1999 – January 2001

– Organized orders for lab supplies

– Filed all paperwork; entered data into computer

– Developed organizational skills and learned how to multi-task

 

Artist Development Associates, Framingham, MA

Summer Intern, May 1999 – August 1999

– Aided in the design of compact disk covers and labels

– Handled phone calls and scheduled appointments with clients

 

Aramark Dining Services, Waltham, MA

Crew Chief, August 1997 – May 1999

– Managed staff workers and acted as a liaison between student and union workers

 

Jewels of India, West Hartford, CT

Assistant Manager, January 1997 – August 1997

– Aided customers with product information; marketed sales through ad publications

 

Volunteer Experience            Waltham Group Tutoring, Waltham, MA

Volunteer Tutor, September 1998 – May 2000

– Tutored children who needed assistance with homework, especially Math

 

Tutoring at East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT

Volunteer Tutor, September 1996- June 1997

– Tutored children in middle school who needed help with homework

 

Activities:

 

Hillel Theater Group, set designer 2000 – 2001; painted the set for plays

 

Archon, yearbook committee, photo-editor 1998 – 2001; oversaw the photo staff, conducted meetings, and assisted in the production of the yearbook

 

Pseudonym (literary/art magazine), co-founder and co-president 1999 – 2001; developed idea for literary/art magazine, conducted meetings, organized staff, produced final product

 

Photo Club, 1998-99, shot photos and developed artistic techniques

 

Interests:

 

Painting, Photography, Illustration, Reading, Sculpture