Shahnaaz - Student

Shahnaaz Nistar – Former Intern


Dr. Nistar is now practicing dentistry in Texas.


Photo of staff member




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




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




Painting, Photography, Illustration, Reading, Sculpture