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Matthew Petersen

Chemical and Materials engineering student


A hard-working problem solver looking to; expand skill, knowledge and experience whilst being fully committed to the progress of organisations. Skilled in interpersonal communications, a licensed practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), effectively able to lead and manage teams of all character types. Mixed Asian and New Zealand heritage leverages cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to liaise with all clients and develop positive, lasting relationships. A love for the newest technology and advancements and how to implement into our daily lives.

Work experience

Nov 2013Dec 2014

Engineering Intern

MODEC Management Services Ltd. 

Worked for MODEC MMS, in New Plymouth, New Zealand, on 4 separate occasions, the longest being a 3 month internship. Small team of 5 engineers managing an FPSO, a offshore drilling boat. Supervised by technical superintendent and the project engineer. Handled project work, close-outs, register creations and management, and exposed to and had familiarity of all aspects of the company due to the nature of having such a small team.

Apr 2012Nov 2012

'A' Levels Math and Science Tuition

Self- employed.

Tutored six students ranging from primary to Cambridge GCE A level in Mathematics and Sciences in both Malaysia and New Zealand. Learned ways to effectively deal with people in a student teacher environment as well as new ways to convey the knowledge to students.



Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Materials)

The University of Auckland

Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours specialising in Chemical and Material Engineering.

Mar 2010Nov 2011

GCE 'A' Levels

Taylor's College, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics done in an 18 month accelerated course.

Additional Attributes 

  • Represented Taranaki for representative football and inline hockey in high school..
  • Represented New Plymouth Boys' High for individual and team yachting.
  • NZ passport and International Full drivers license transferable to NZ
  • Malaysian Residence pass holder to live and work in Malaysia


Jan 2016Feb 2016

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Society of Neuro-linguistic Programming

A full 7 day seminar and interactive course trained by Carsten Cziborr. Personal enhancement, providing tools to create positive change and rid yourself of self-limiting habits and beliefs. This course gives you insight into how people feel, think and process information, so you can adapt and address differences in our communication allowing for more effective communication.