Alexandra Pickering

Medicinal Chemistry student/Duty Manager


I am currently in my last year of study for a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry. I love all fields of science and have particular interest in drug design and forensics. My part-time job as a Duty Manager has given me the opportunity to develop my leadership and organisational skills. 

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Duty Manager

Hoyts Cinemas
  • Experience leading a team of 40 staff members.
  • Excellent customer service experience and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to roster for high staff levels.
  • Expertise in handling and resolving customer complaints.
  • In charge of recruitment and training.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills. 
  • Ability to lead staff through high customer levels and stressful situations. 
  • Worked my way up in the company over three years.
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015

Assistant Manager

Hoyts Cinemas
  • Gained experience in leading small teams.
  • Organisation of breaks and duties.
  • Experience in dealing with customer complaints.
Jun 2012 - Jan 2014

Cinema Worker

Hoyts Cinemas
  • Gained customer service experience.
  • Cash handling and till experience.
  • Improved problem solving skills. 


Mar 2013 - Mar 2016

BSc in Medicinal Chemistry

University of Auckland
Gained experience in a wide variety of science fields, including: chemistry, biology and medicine.
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

NCEA Levels 1-3

Botany Downs Secondary College
NCEA Level 1 Endorsed with Excellence
NCEA Level 2 & 3 Endorsed with Merit


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