• Renmore, Galway
Laura Rice

Laura Rice

Graduate

Work History

Work History

GRETB

Jan 2015 - Present

Voluntary Tutor

Assisting adults in the development of their reading, writing, spelling numeracy and IT skills and achieving personal and/or work-related goals.

Behaviour & Attitudes Ltd. (Dublin)

Jul 2014 - Present

Field Interviewer (casual)

Conducting research to gather information about survey topics.

Reviewing, classifying, and recording survey data in preparation for computer analysis. Work ranging from conducting hall tests to exit poll data collection.

Revenue Commissioners Ireland

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Temporary Clerical Officer

Scanning, batching, filing, postal sorting and distribution, processing applications.

Coffee Heaven Ltd.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Baker (from home)

Baking breads and cakes for a busy café and preparing produce for in-store presentation.

Carl Scarpa Ltd.

Apr 2010 - Apr 2011

Sales Assistant

Recommending, selecting, and helping locate or obtaining merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

Maintaining knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.

Placing special orders or call other stores to find desired items.

Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly sales sheets, cash handling and merchandising.

Count On Us ltd.

2005 - 2006

Field Interviewer (casual)

Conducting surveys with the general public for traffic data collection.

Other Relevant Information

Freelance web designer from 1999-2008. Projects included working with Irish singer, Sean Keane.

Interests include: Music, baking, art, design, crafts, furniture upcycling, history, technology, fashion, reading, socialising, jogging.

Education

Education

GRETB

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Tutor Training, GRETB

Completed tutor training with the Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board, with the intention of supporting adults to develop their reading, writing, spelling numeracy and IT skills to achieve personal and/or work-related goals.

NUI Galway

2011 - 2012

MA Classical Civilisations

Graduated with a grade 1.1 master’s degree. My thesis was entitled 'The Belly as Man's Greatest Evil: An Examination of Gluttony and the Corpulent Body in Early Imperial Rome,' a work assessing the artistic representation of the adiposal body.

NUI Galway

2008 - 2011

BA (English & Classical Civilisations)

Graduated with a grade 2.1 undergraduate degree. Undergraduate thesis/ extended essay was titled 'W. B. Yeats’ Use of the Ballad Form in the Construction of an Irish Identity.'

NUI Galway

2009 - 2010

Scholars' Awards

I was also presented with two university scholars’ awards for my academic performance during my undergraduate studies (2009, 2010).

Skills

Skills
Computer-related work
Highly skilled in PC use, with a typing speed of 50 wpm. 
Approachable
Excellent listening skills. Developed sense of intuition and timing. 
Planning and Organisational Skills
Possessing the ability and intuition to prioritise and plan accordingly. 
Passionate and Energetic
An individual who always strives for excellence and enjoys a challenge. 
Excellent Communicator
Articulate, patient, responsible and positive. My communication and public speaking skills were greatly furthered by my experiences both in university (weekly seminars, presentations and academic writing), and in my working experience -- something which is particularly evident in my tactful and diplomatic dealings with customers.

References

References

References available on request.