DhruvSehgal
DhruvSehgal
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nick DhruvSehgal
country United States
languages English
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Education

Dhruv Sehgal

University of Texas at Austin • Department of Communication Studies

EDUC ATION  &nbs p;    &nbs p;    &nbs p; 

M.A.    Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, anticipated May 2017

B.A.     Binghamton University, State University of New York, May 2016

Major: English   & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

< p>Graduate Debate Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 2016-present

  • Co ached and traveled with the debate team throughout the semester
  • Acted as a liaison between debate team and the communication studies department

< strong>PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

< p>Lab Assistant, University of Texas National Institute in Forensics, Summer 2016

  • Led a research group and skills-intensive class over the summer with approximately twenty high school camp participants

P olicy Debate Coach, Stuyvesant High School, January 2015 – June 2015

  • Taught approximately thirty high school debate students twice a week how to craft argumentative strategies in preparation for national competition
  • Recruite d and traveled judges to national high school tournaments

La b Assistant, Arizona State University, Summer 2014

  • Directed a research group with approximately twenty incoming college camp participants on the legalization of marijuana and physician assisted suicide from the perspective of indigenous and race scholars
  • Organized and formatted lab research into an approximately 100 page file for submission to supervisor

< strong>FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

Gr aduate School Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2016 

Cross-Exami nation Debate Association’s All-American Award, Spring 2015

(Honor recognizing long-record of competitive success, academic success and good conduct, and contributions to the general squad)

Cross-Examinati on Debate Association’s National Debate Scholar Award – Magna Cum Laude, Spring 2014

Pete Krein Fellows Award, Summer 2014

(Award chosen by the faculty to recognize the Lab Assistant who best exhibited dedication to research, love of teaching, and support of student participants during the Institute)

Three Time Qualifier to the National Debate Tournament (NDT), Spring 2013, 2014 & 2015

(Tournament of champions where only the top seventy teams in the country are invited to compete)

PROFE SSIONAL EXPERIENCE

New Student Programs                                                                                                  Binghamton University Orientation Advisor       & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;    & nbsp;                                                              Ma y 2014-April 2014

  • Parti cipated in an intensive 4-week training session including daily meetings and discussions with professional staff
  • and a wide array of representatives from the various University services, departments, and offices
  • Acted in the capacity of “RA” (Resident Assistant) regarding residential life procedures during the program for approximately 10 students during program weeks
  • Trained as a peer academic advisor, lead small group meetings, and served as a guide and knowledgeable source of information for new students (freshman and transfer)

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  • Stude nt representative on various committees including Harpur College Council, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Curriculum Committee
  • Managed the NY Times Readership Program that delivered 300 newspapers daily to 6 campus locations by supervising 3 delivery workers and tracking daily figures

ACTIVITIES

Binghamton Speech & Debate Team                                                                         Binghamton University

Debate Team Captain                                                                                                            May 2015-May 2016

  • Super vised six two-hour summer work sessions and oversee weekly squad meetings during the school year with approximately fifteen students consistently in attendance
  • Set national and regional travel schedule and assist with coaching responsibilities for newer members

Experience: 6 years

About me

I specialize in conversational English. I have a B.A in English, and I am finishing my M.A in Communication Studies. I am a debate coach in the United States who primarily teaches argumentative theory and how to be a more effective communicator. You should hire me if you would like someone to practice English with on a consistent basis and want to get better at speaking English in conversational settings!