Freelance Arabic Translator & Blog Writer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Fay AlQassar
(574) 323-8360
3024 Rue Montesquieu Apt 2216
South Bend, IN 46615


• Indiana University South Bend Spring 07-Spring 11
o First Major: English Education
o Second Major: Political Science
o Current GPA: 3.789
• Kuwait University Fall 05 –Summer 06
o Major: Mass Communication and Public Relations

Degrees Awarded:

• English Education Spring 2011
• Political Science Spring 2011

Education-Related Field Experience:

• 11 weeks of student teaching at Penn High School. Spring 2011
• 45 hours of observation at Dickinson Intermediate School Fall 2010
• 12 weeks of tutoring at John Adams High School Spring 2010
• 30 hours of observation at Brown Intermediate Center. Fall 2009
• 20 hours of observation at Mishawaka High School. Summer 2009
• Pete for South Bend: Intern June 2011-Present
o This position includes staffing Pete Buttigieg when
necessary, and going to several community and
committee meetings around South Bend. It also involves
data entry and researching policy issues.
• Sangria’s Restaurant: Server May 2011-Present
o I worked as a server and cocktail waitress at a downtown
South Bend restaurant. I have also had opportunities to
help with the marketing and promotion of the restaurant
and bar.
• Faulkner Strategies: Intern July 09–December 09
o This position involved data entry, and making
phone calls to marketing directors, as well as sending
out brochure and informational packets. My
responsibilities included writing press releases, and
researching several political issues to which I had to
prepare memos for.
• Arab Refugee Concert: Organizer Fall 2006
o I worked on raising awareness of the concert and the
Issue by canvassing and selling tickets before the concert.
On the day of the concert, I was organizing the arena,
as well as ushered people into the event.
• The Scientific Center of Kuwait: Customer Care Rep. Spring - Summer 05
o This included answering any questions or concerns that
customers may have as well as admitting entry into the
different attractions at the Scientific Center.
• The Commercial Bank of Kuwait: Intern Summer 2004
o I helped update customer information by calling customers
and updating their information using an online grid.
• Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals Summer 2003
o Took care of children with Leukemia through spending all
day with them during their chemotherapy and playing
educational games that were provided by the hospital.
School Activities:
• Fundraising and Philanthropy Chair for Theta Phi Alpha Sorority 2009-2010
• Senator for the Student Government Association 2009-2010
• Vice President of the International Student Organization 2009-2010
• Secretary of the International Student Organization 2008-2009
Additional Achievements:
• Graduated with Highest Distinction from both degrees Spring 2011
• Elected to be a member of the Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges Spring 2010
• Leadership Recognition Award from the Student Government
Organization Spring 2010
• Leadership Recognition Award from the International Student
Organization Spring 09 + Spring 10
• Excellence Award from the International Student Org. Spring 2009
• Good Student Award from the Government of Kuwait Spring 2009
• Certificate of Academic Merit Spring 07 – Present
• Dean’s list honor at IUSB Spring 07 – Present
• Public Speaking award Spring 2007
• Awarded a Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait Scholarship Fall 2006
Additional Skills:
• Fluent in both English and Arabic
• Great intrapersonal communication skills
• Microsoft Office proficient
• Works well with Mac and Windows systems
Skills (2) Rating
Arabic Translation
Blog Writing