Summary

I am hard-working and independently driven, qualities proven in education, employment and volunteer work. I always strive to exceed the expectations set by myself and others, and most often succeed in doing so, believing that work done well means greater satisfaction for all. I am currently looking for a part-time position, specifically in urban horticulture/eco-business, and am keen to learn new skills in a field that deeply interests me (and is, after all, the future for a city-dominated world).

I have full rights to work and live in the United Kingdom (citizenship).

Education

Education

B.A. (Hons.) 1st Class, History

Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
University of Auckland

An Honours degree undertaken on the completion of a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland.

  • Honours GPA: 9/9 (A+).

B.A. History

Mar 2011 - Nov 2014
University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts degree undertaken at the University of Auckland. Awards and Scholarships received included the following:

  • First in Course Awards: English 366, History 324, English 203, Art History 202
  • Tony Cotton Memorial Prize (Highest Undergraduate GPA in European History)
  • Medieval and Early Modern European Studies Scholarship
  • Faculty of Arts Masters/Honours/PGDip Scholarship 2015
  • Two-Year GPA: 8.0625/9 (A).

Graduate

Mar 2006 - Nov 2010
Mount Aspiring College

Secondary School graduate. Grades and awards as follows:

  • New Zealand Scholar -- Outstanding (Among Top 50 Graduating Students Nationwide)
  • Excellence NCEA Level 3 (Final Year: Equivalent to 3 A*)
  • Excellence NCEA Level 2

Work and Volunteer Experience

Work History

Blacksmith Assistant / Promoter

Mar 2015 - Feb 2016
Brocton Forge, Auckland

During my final year of university I assisted Brocton Forge with the install and maintenance of gates, fencing, fixings and furniture in the Auckland region. I also helped improve the public image of the business by running Facebook advertising campaigns and designing flyers, business cards and signs for Sunday and Saturday markets (where I also represented the business in a customer-facing role). Further duties included minor clerical tasks: ordering supplies and invoicing clients.

Front Desk, Usher, Runner, Organisation...

Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Auckland Writers Festival (Formerly Readers and Writers Festival)

A volunteer position at the ever-growing Auckland Writers Festival, New Zealand's premier literary festival. My role over three years involved a variety of tasks, including the ushering of presentations, organisation of book signings and running of authors between venues. A fast paced and highly enjoyable festival for both volunteers and patrons.

Proofreader / Contributor

Mar 2012 - Nov 2014
Craccum Magazine

A contributor and proofreader for the University of Auckland student magazine. Craccum can be read online, here: http://craccum.ausa.auckland.ac.nz/

Stage Hand and Assistant

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Auckland Arts Festival

A volunteer position at the biennial Auckland Arts Festival, which celebrates New Zealand art and performance, mostly from the Auckland region. Assisted dramatic performance as stage hand, and helped run the 'Nuit Blanche'.

Bakery Assistant

Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
McGregor's Doughbin, Wanaka

Over two busy summers I improved my skills in teamwork and gained the ability to work in a fast-paced workplace (a New Zealand tourist icon, almost) that constantly required you to think on your feet.

As this was my first job, I acquired a great deal of self-confidence from this role. Since the Doughbin Bakery is a busy lakeside bakery in one of Lonely Planet's 'Must Visit' locations, we regularly encountered a pub-rush at 2-4am over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Working at these hours with many customers (most of whom were not sober!) was a very enlivening experience.

Skills

Skills

English Grammar and Syntax

Mastery of English Grammar, Punctuation and Syntax. Excel in writing concise, readable prose for varying modes of communication (business, personal, advertorial).

Social Media Advertising / Management

Experience with Facebook Advertising, Google Adwords, and creating an effective Social Media presence for businesses (employing tools like Hootsuite).

Python 

Basic competency in Python programming language.

French

Moderate Competency in French.

Hindi

Basic Competency in Hindi.

Latin

Hey, why not? The Romans were great!

References

References are available on request.