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Summary

Extremely focused, I'm willing to give in what it takes to achieve perfection. I'm a listener, calm and appreciative, and I opine sensibly, which makes me a natural team-worker. My peers find themselves comfortable in my company due to my warm, affectionate and cheerful personality.

My aim is to merge my professional skills and personal calling by establishing myself in the Non-Profit Sector, where my interests are founded in children's welfare work, refugees' rights, education and women empowerment.

Also, with years of versatile work experience and parallel social-welfare work, I have developed exceptional interpersonal and communication skills while my love and enthusiasm for working helps me enjoy the process.

Work History

Mar 2015Mar 2016

PRESIDENT

Southampton Unicef on Campus

I was elected as the President of the UNICEF society in the University of Southampton. This role allowed me to work towards a noble cause that I am particularly interested in, along with managing all the aspects and responsibilities of running a Student society. As part of a hardworking and committed team, I organised various fundraising events and awareness campaigns in aid of this charity organisation, and did my bit towards making a positive change in the lives of vulnerable children.

Nov 2014May 2015

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

University of Southampton

As a Student Ambassador, I essentially represented my University, a founding member of the Russell Group which is also amongst the world top 1%. Part of my role was to raise awareness regarding Higher Education and encourage youth to identify their future career prospects, by participating and volunteering in various Educational and Career fairs.

Oct 2015Oct 2015

EDITORIAL INTERN

The Times Magazine
This editorial internship was intensive, skill-enhancing and greatly challenging. I was introduced to the daily work life in a company as prestigious as The Times, where I was assigned various editorial tasks, and got an opportunity to contribute to one of the issues in The Times Magazine. It boosted my editorial skills and experience to a great level, and instilled in me the confidence to succeed in this industry.
Jul 2015Sep 2015

CREATIVE EDITORIAL INTERN

Initiatives of Change UK

I was given various editorial tasks with respect to the organisation's in-house publications such as Brochures, Newsletters, Website Content and Changemakers Magazine.  While I also worked on various campaigns for awareness projects, I also conducted detailed research analysis on other NGOs carrying out work in similar areas. I also gained hands-on experience in managing and updating Social Media pages. 

Sep 2014May 2015

Pass Mentor

Southampton Law School
As a Second year Pass Mentor of a group of 8 First year Law students, I voluntarily took responsibility of their issues related to academia or otherwise at the Law school. It was a chance for me to show my genuine willingness to offer help or advice to them, and make sure they were getting through their First Year smoothly.
Mar 2014Mar 2015

TREASURER

University of Southampton Law Society

Being a treasurer for one of the biggest and wealthiest academic societies has greatly enhanced my banking skills, finance management and commercial awareness. Essential skills that of planning budgets for events of all ranges, keeping meticulous track records of expenditure in the form of balance sheets has now become a swift and efficient skill.

Jun 2014Sep 2014

TEACHER

Samvedna Trust, India

As a teaching volunteer, I was responsible to teach English Grammar to underprivileged children in my locality back home in Gujarat. It was a highly rewarding experience, which boosted my communication skills and taught me how it is important to not only put knowledge to practical use, but to also convey it in a simple yet strong manner. I learnt the value of patience and enjoyed working hard for my students.

Jan 2014Jun 2014

CASE WORKER

Innocence Project UK

Innocence Project UK Getting involved with Innocence Project has been a life changing experience, as I was introduced to the world of miscarriages in justice and how being a lawyer gives a chance to rectify that. I was given a chance to work on a real life case, and was responsible for working through the facts and finding reasons to exonerate a wrongfully convicted person from criminal liability. It was emotionally challenging yet highly rewarding and taught me law in practice.

Oct 2013Jan 2014

SALES ASSISTANT

New Look

This job gave me a detailed insight to the retail sector in the UK, and enhanced my interpersonal skills to a great extent. I learnt how to function effectively and responsibly under pressure of time, and the importance of great customer service.

Jan 2011Jan 2013

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT INTERN

The Indian Post Ltd.

This included responsibilities such as inputting news articles, editing and re-sizing them, working under timed conditions and dealing with local newspaper agents. This developed my time management skills, communication and persuasive skills and working under pressure. Also, it boosted my editorial skills and provided me with a fine eye for content style and layout that goes into publishing.

Education

Sep 2013Jun 2016

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons.)

University of Southampton

My intense and comprehensive law degree comprised core modules of Criminal Law, Contract Law, Legal System and Reasoning, Constitutional and Administrative Law in the first year, in which I scored a high 2:1. In my second year, I studied Tort Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of European Union and Land Law, wherein I scored an overall high 2:1. My final year optional modules were Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, International Protection of Human Rights, and Family Law, where again I scored a high 2:1.

My dissertation focussed on the asylum law in the EU and refugee rights in light of the ongoing refugee crisis, and this was awarded a first class honours.

Sep 2011Jun 2013

Secondary Education (A-levels)

Caterham High School
  • A level: Mathematics, Physics, Business Studies, Religious Studies
  • AS level: Mathematics, Physics, English Literature, Art, Religious Studies
  • 7 International GCSEs

Skills

Creative writing

With time, I have nurtured my love for the written word by penning various articles and poetries since high school. I have also started blogging, in an attempt to share my words and also encourage other non-professional writers to find a common platform. 

http://lovefortheink.blogspot.co.uk/

Arts

Actively creative at designing, painting, drawing and sketching. I have learned professional Calligraphy, which has not only introduced to delicate prints but has also provided me with a fine eye for subtle yet beautiful art.

Sports and Interests

Active Badminton and Table-tennis player at University, and previously been a National level Tennis player. I take profound interest in cooking, dancing, swimming and doing yoga for leisure.

Computing

In-depth and detailed practical knowledge of MS software, Internet, and active social media usage.

Languages

Excellent and fluent command over written and spoken English, Hindi and Gujarati which has enhanced my interpersonal skills and helped me communicate with people from various backgrounds with ease.