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CV example: Yulia Zvonareva

yulia_zvonareva.pngYulia is a WBS Graduate who has developed her CV through work after graduation. She is now applying for a Supply Chain Management Graduate Scheme

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yulia zvonareva

Flat 57, Michael Yard, All Saints Street, Middlesbrough, TS3 8IO
Mobile: +447888 123 4567

2004-2008 The University of Warwick – International Business (2:1)

Relevant Modules: Business Planning - Integrative Project, Foundations of Financial Management, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Management, Organisation and Society I, Management, Organisation and Society II, Operations Management, Markets, Marketing and Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis for Management I, Foundations of Information Systems, Global Environment of Business, International Business Strategy, Global Integrative Project, Governance and the Social Environment of Business, International Business in Context, Year Abroad Portfolio, Improving Process Performance, Business and Society in Contemporary Europe, Critical Issues in Management

2006-2007 University of Köln, Germany
(as part of the International Business Degree)

2001-2003 Middlesbrough College
GCE A Levels: German (A), Russian (A), English Literature (B),
Psychology (C)
GCE AS Levels: Art (B), Critical Thinking (C)

1998-2001 St Mary’s High School
GCSE: English (A), Maths (A) and ten other (A*- B)

Employment History

Transactional Procurement Administrator Sept 2008 - Present
Northern Trail Railways
My role mainly involved processing purchase orders for a number of companies and noting any discrepancies. Much of the work involved use of the database and meeting customer and supplier requirements. Otherwise, I ran training sessions and supported colleagues in various attached departments.

Coordinator for Orientation and Cultural Programme February 2007
University of Köln, Germany – International Office

Took up an atypical role of being an exchange student working for the international office, where I lheaded a small team and was responsible for several members of the student body. Our programme was specifically engineered to smoothen the transition exchange students would have in fitting in with the new culture into which they had been placed. This naturally covered a wide spread of activities, though first and foremost was the education of these students in cultural identity. This work would incorporate dealing wtih other members of the department too.

Summer Work Experience Jul 2006 – Aug 2006
Dalewheel Notaries Public
Shadowing a partner during client visits

Sales Advisor Dec 2004 - Jan 2006
Performed a variety of managerial tasks, including team management.

Administration Assistant Nov 2003 - Sept 2004
East Anglia Ambulance Service

Provision of administrative support to the Chief Executive, Director of Operations and their personal assistants while working under minimal supervision. In the main, providing admin support to highly ranked members of staff and their PAs. This involved diary and calendar management, and developed into helping with a Royal visit.


2007-2008: Executive Member of the Warwick International Current Affairs Society – Secretary
A varied role that enhanced organisational skills above all others. I would however also meet with colleagues in order to provide the best service to our current members and to promote the society further.

Summer 2007: English Tutor
One-to-one tuition

Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian; Intermediate German
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, MS Office 2007

I am a keen traveller and have explored most of western and central Europe. I have spent a year living in Germany and have fully emerged myself into the local culture by taking part in the Tandem Partner Project. I enjoy staying active, and have achieved a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do, having competed in various local tournaments. I enjoy learning and am currently studying towards ACCA qualification and learning Spanish.

Thomas JacksonNorthern Trail Railways, Middlesbrough, TS5 4KP Email:
Professor X. CharlestonWarwick Business School, Scarman Road, Coventry CV4 7AL Email:

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