Basic Info

Shaza Walid

Less than 1 year

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Entry level

Work Experience

Staff Writer at Flying Elephant Lab I Yaoota.com

Experience Details

Staff Writer

Writing/Editorial

Entry Level

- Wrote 17 articles in English about various topics for the online magazine.
- Translated my work to Arabic in addition to translating other writers’ articles.
- Conducted research and wrote informative pieces about various shops for content of the website in Arabic and English.
- Conducted extensive research and interviews for the articles’ content.


Company Details

Flying Elephant Lab I Yaoota.com

Egypt

N/A

Writing and Editing

https://yaoota.com/en-eg/

Jun 2016 to present (1 year 7 months)
English Managing Editor at AUC Times Magazine (student activity)

Experience Details

English Managing Editor

Writing/Editorial, Media/Journalism/Publishing

Student

- Monitored the writing and editing of 96 English articles for the English section.
- Conceptualized the theme for each issue along with the editorial board.
- Moderated a talk organized by the magazine for TV presenter Reem Maged.


Company Details

AUC Times Magazine (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Sep 2015 to May 2016 (8 months)
Peer Career Leader, Communications Function at AUC Career Center

Experience Details

Peer Career Leader, Communications Function

Writing/Editorial

Student

- Published 30 stories related to the Career Center in English.
- Interviewed 83 professionals and representatives from different companies for coverage of Career Day, Employment Fair, and the Graduate Study Fair.
- Interviewed 63 students, alumni, and graduate students for coverage of events.
- Ushered professionals at the Employment Fair 2014.
- Formulated promotional stories highlighting AUC students who won international competitions and the Career Center’s services.
- Conceptualized the theme for the Career Day 2015 as part of the event taskforce team.
- Led the Career Day 2016 taskforce team in conceptualizing the theme, formulating activities for the on-campus booth, and promoting the event to students.


Company Details

AUC Career Center

Egypt

N/A

Recruitment and Staffing

http://caps.aucegypt.edu/

Aug 2014 to May 2016 (1 year 9 months)
Writer Intern (intern) at Flying Elephant Lab I Yaoota.com

Experience Details

Writer Intern (intern)

Writing/Editorial

Student

- Conducted research and wrote informative pieces about various shops for content of the website in Arabic and English.
- Wrote four articles in English for the website about topics as advertising and offering tips to readers on various issues.
- Translated five articles from Arabic to English.


Company Details

Flying Elephant Lab I Yaoota.com

Egypt

N/A

Writing and Editing

https://yaoota.com/en-eg/

Sep 2015 to Apr 2016 (7 months)
Arabic Writer/Editor at AUC Times Magazine (student activity)

Experience Details

Arabic Writer/Editor

Writing/Editorial

Student

- Wrote 13 articles in Arabic in the magazine on topics such as women’s issues and arts and culture.
- Interviewed individuals of various backgrounds and conducted online surveys for writing the articles.
- Edited 17 articles in Arabic and guided the writers during the writing process.


Company Details

AUC Times Magazine (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Sep 2013 to May 2015 (1 year 8 months)
Arabic Reporter at The Caravan (student activity)

Experience Details

Arabic Reporter

Writing/Editorial

Student

- Published 13 articles in Arabic in the newspaper.
- Covered and reported on a variety of events and lectures on campus.
- Conducted interviews with about 28 professionals, professors, and students for coverage of events.


Company Details

The Caravan (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Feb 2015 to May 2015 (3 months)
Supervisor at Junior Summer Program (JSP), Youth and Special Studies Division

Experience Details

Supervisor

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Student

- Supervised a class of 23 students from ages 5-6.
- Facilitated different activities for children and made sure they abide by the program's rules, and spoke in English with them all day.
- Explained class material to the students to assist the teacher.
- Received the highest rating on every criterion in the staff evaluation form by the end of the session.


Company Details

Junior Summer Program (JSP), Youth and Special Studies Division

Egypt

N/A

Higher Education

N/A

Jun 2013 to Jun 2013
Junior Illustrator at Enactus AUC (student activity)

Experience Details

Junior Illustrator

Creative/Design/Art

Student

- Attended sessions about creativity and the employment of colors in design.
- Ushered Mashrou' Leila’s concert that was held at the AUC in 2013.
- Designed the invitations for “Make A Choice” event by Shady Eneim held at AUC.


Company Details

Enactus AUC (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Oct 2012 to May 2013 (7 months)

Achievements


* New York Festivals Best Radio Programs, Bronze Radio Winner, New York Festivals, June 2016 - Won the bronze award for my audio documentary Whatever Happened to Hope: Egyptian Youth Post-Revolution on the category of Best Student Documentary. Mark of Excellence Awards, Finalist, Society of Professional Journalists, April 2016 * Won second place for my audio documentary Whatever Happened to Hope: Egyptian Youth Post-Revolution on the category of Radio In-Depth Reporting. - Attended the Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards Conference at Connecticut, USA.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

Journalism, Psychology, Literature

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

- Audio Production - Studio Production - Egyptology - American Literature - Arab History - Education & Reform in Egypt - Newspaper Writing and Editing

- Graduated with Highest Honors.

The American University in Cairo
2012 - 2016
High School - American diploma

High School Details

American diploma

american cairo international college

Egypt

2012

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

american cairo international college
2012

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Media Tactics

Aug 2015

Nile News

- Received lectures and trainings from professional TV anchors, reporters, editors, directors, photographers, and producers on the dynamics of their perspective fields. - Observed the production of newscasts and shows at the station from start to finish.

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Profile Skills and Keywords

ArabicArabic ReporterArabic Writer/EditorAudacityAudio ProdcutionBooksCreativeCultureDesignDetails-orientedEditorialEnglishEnglish LiteratureEnglish Managing EditorGermanHandles StressHigher EducationHistoryJournalismJunior IllustratorLiteratureMediaMedia TacticsMicrosoft OfficeOrganizerPeer Career Leader, Communications FunctionPhotographyPlannerPsychologyPublishingRadioReadingRecruitment And StaffingStaff WriterSupervisorTeam PlayerTravellingWomen's IssuesWriter InternWritingWriting And EditingWriting/Editing

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

German

German

: Intermediate

: Beginner

: Beginner

: Beginner

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Expert

: High

:

1-3 years

Audacity

Audacity

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

Less than 1 year

Fields of Expertise

Writing/Editing

Writing/Editing

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

Audio Prodcution

Audio Prodcution

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

Less than 1 year

Psychology

Psychology

: Beginner

: Medium

:

Less than 1 year

English Literature

English Literature

: Beginner

: High

:

Less than 1 year

Key Skills

Planner, Organizer, Details-oriented, Handles Stress, Team Player

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