Iwona: my virtual CV

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RESUME

I am double-educated in Sociology and Software Development. By passion and lifestyle, I am also an experience-designer, teacher and performer, where I practice complementary, more experimental ways of communicating with the world. Believe me, those skills can also be used for business, new education, (IT) projects. I will gladly tell you about it over a coffee.

 I speak very good English, Danish and Polish, have a rich network and international experience both from companies and educational institutions in Denmark and abroad. I am interested in how people, businesses and organizations communicate and develop, using breakthrough technologies and new, sustainable ways of thinking.

My dream job? I believe dreams are created on the go – together with a team, partners and customers. My biggest strength is that I am specialist in being a generalist, who has both strategic overview, great communication and analytical skills, but also ability to dig into details, like nerding with a code. A job role is secondary, what matters to me is mutual investment and agile development through teamwork.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS (spare time)

100 faces of ‘each other’: workshop designer and space leader

Sisters Academy: teacher, performer, researcher for innovative education

Authentic Relating Denmark: workshop designer and festival co-creator

Menneskebiblioteket: a “book” in the Human Library

Huskunstnerordningen: week-long performative teacher at Danish schools (folkeskoler)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 – Sisters Academy (project Malmo’15, Simrishamn’16, Cph’17)

performer, teacher, performance designer, researcher in new education

2008 – Club de la Faye, DK (interactive performance art installations)

foreman, performer, performance designer, project coordinator, teacher

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2014 – 2015 Hobbitten, nursery, Copenhagen

taking care of children, general help with the building and the garden

2014 – 2014 Euman A/S (project), Copenhagen

consultant , concept-developer for a game/e-learning project

2013 – 2013 IBIS, Copenhagen

campaign-, volunteers- and events-coordinator, social media responsible

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2012 – 2012 IBM (internship), Application Innovation Services, Copenhagen

Bachelor thesis on system integration project (Danish DUBU-ESDH)

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2011 – 2012 IBM (student job), Global Technology Services, Copenhagen

assistant of Account Portfolio Manager

2010 – 2011 Abakion A/S (internship), Copenhagen

software developer

2008 – 2011 Tivoli Hallen, Copenhagen

kitchen help and waiter

2009 – 2009 Kulturkajen DOCKEN, Copenhagen

cafe and restaurant runner, events organizer

2007 – 2007 FRANKE, Gdynia, Poland

translator (Polish-English) and assistant for US management-contractors

2004 – 2004 ERNST &YOUNG, Toronto, Canada

administrator and data archivist

2004 – 2004 Marek Michalczak’s Tax Office, Toronto, Canada

assistant, receptionist, meeting organizer

2003 – 2003 BRAEMORE NECKWEAR, Toronto, Canada

assistant at Shipping Department, showroom responsible

 

EDUCATION 

 

2011 – 2012

 

 

Professional Bachelor (PBA) in Software Development (grade A)

Business Academy KNORD (Erhvervsakademiet KNORD), Denmark

Thesis: “System integration in the Danish public sector on the example of the DUBU-ESDH integration project, implemented by the ‘Application Innovation Services’ department at IBM Denmark

2008 – 2011 Academic Professional (AP) in Computer Science (grade A)

Business Academy KNORD (Erhvervsakademiet KNORD), Denmark

Thesis: “Handling encrypted Json data between smartphones and Microsoft Navision databases.“

2001 – 2007

 

Master in Sociology (grade A)

University of Gdańsk, Poland

Thesis: “(Re)creating identities and worldviews through role-taking in

social interactions in theatrical vs ‘real’ frameworks. – based on the

Performance Theatre ‘Seven Tales of Misery’ by SIGNA.“   /download/

 

During that period:

2003/2004             Dean’s leave (1 year in Toronto, Canada to gain

experience and improve English)

2004/2005             Study Abroad Program – Thames Valley University, UK

2005/2006             Socrates Program – University of Copenhagen

 

ADDITIONAL COURSES

PRINCE 2

Online Marketing (basic SEM, SEO, CMS)

Continuous Delivery (with Git, Docker and Jenkins)

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS  

International and interdisciplinary experience

  • academic and professional experience in various study and work environments in four different countries (Poland, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark)
  • combining IT, sociology, interactive performance art, social media, communication

 

IT skills, Software development

Not a strong programmer, but I have a deep understanding of various languages, technologies, software development processes in all phases + hands-on experience in the areas:

  • Web design and development: basic Photoshop, HTML5, CSS3, CMS (wordpress.org)
  • object-oriented programming: java, C#, JavaScript
  • Relational Databases, SQL
  • Software Test, continuous integration, automated test, agile and Test-First approach

 

Project Coordinator, Personal Assistant

  • knowledge of IT project management (+PRINCE 2) and agile methodologies
  • understanding of and translating between various professional “languages”
  • insight from IBM in business analysis, sales- and requirement specification-meetings with customers, communication within outsourced teams, (end-user) test
  • interpreter/PA, e.g. translating and mediating for American employees in FRANKE -supplier negotiations, talks with employees, confidential documents, product descriptions

 

Languages

  • Polish (native), English (excellent), Danish (very good)

 

Academic and journalistic research/writing

  • experience in research and variety of projects including radio programs, documentary films, performance art productions and interviews; texts directed to various target groups
  • three theses in English in various fields: Social Sciences, IT, Art

 

Representative, diplomatic and ”people” skills

  • strong communication skills, process-facilitation, presentations and customer service

 

multi-level Marketing, Social Media

  • developing creative campaigns at IBIS, for performances, events (virtual + face-to-face)

 

Creative and Experience Design

 

Teaching / Couching

  • performance teaching and interactive workshops

(last: ITU, Denmark; Explosive! Festival, Germany; Folkhögskolan ‘Svefi’, Sweden)

  • designing and facilitating self-development workshops

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Curious, Self-reliant and Flexible Multi-Tasker

  • My energy drive is finding creative ways of “recycling” and further developing existing assets (also people’s potentials) in sustainable ways.
  • I learn fast. And my curiosity only enriches my focus and responsibility.
  • For many years, I simultaneously studied full time, worked, learned Danish, organized workshops, artistic events, built a rich network…and self-developed.

 

Interdisciplinary, Analytical with a sense for overview

  • Passion for interdisciplinary research and overview … and for using my network well
  • I bring inspiring perspectives to idea-development with my creative, but analytical mind, and I equally like seeing To-Do lists shrinking.

 

Inspiring Communicator/Mediator and Creative Team Player

  • I create trust in both leading and supporting roles and can change without losing integrity.
  • I enjoy facilitating co-creation spaces and optimizing communication processes if needed.
  • I thrive best in a combination between working independently and team cooperation.

 

INTERESTS, SPARE TIME

new (e)Learning, new Technologies

Interactive Performance Art, Creative Events, Experience Design

Holistic Communication, People

(Corporate) Social Responsibility, User Involvement Strategies

Sustainability