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I am seeking an internship leading to permanent employment. As someone who is determined, committed and
passionate about continual development, I know I would be a valuable asset as I can make a difference. I would
welcome the opportunity of meeting to explain in more detail the skills, drive and determination I have to offer.
Education and Qualifications
2012-2013 Masters (Petroleum Geoscience)
2009-2012 Royal Holloway, University of London – BSc (Hons) Petroleum Geology
Year 1 result: 2.2 (58%)
Year 2 result: 2.1 (63%)
Year 3 prediction: 2:1 – 1
Recent sedimentology assessment- 90%
Statistical tests (core module)- All 100%
Modules: The Geology of Petroleum, Advanced Sedimentology, Regional Tectonic
Analysis, Advanced Techniques in Tectonic and Structural Interpretation, Advanced
Concepts and Techniques in Geology.
2004-2009 Battle Abbey School, Battle, East Sussex
A-Level: Geography: B, Information Technology: B, Biology: C,
AS-Level: Chemistry: E
GCSE: A*: Information Technology, English Literature, Drama
A: Geography, Physical Education, English Language
B: Maths, Biology, Chemistry
1997-2004 Claremont School, St-Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex
Achieved a scholarship to Battle Abbey School
July 2011- Trip Leader- Bell Bedgebury International School- Bedgebury, Kent.
(Part Time) Leading trips to city centres, tourist sights and theme parks with students ranging in age from
15-45. Supervised sport nights, where I also participated in the activities.
Leadership and Team skills are key in this role as well as good organisational skills.
May 2010- Student Security – Royal Holloway Students Union- Egham, Surrey
(Term Time A diverse role where I learnt and developed many new skills. The role involved:-
Working as security for nightly functions, e.g. themed nights, drama plays, or a bar open to
the public. N.B, I was not a high street bouncer. Ensured health and safety of the users,
e.g. perform fire evacuations and remove members of the union from the building that
posed a risk to the safety of others via violence or drug abuse etc.
I was required to make quick independent, logical decisions that could have had serious
implications if I had made the wrong decision. Thus demonstrated my ability to work
effectively under pressure in the early hours of the morning (8pm-4am shifts).
I was eager to learn, so applied for all the knowledge and practical skills courses available,
e.g. Radio protocol, physical and verbal conflict management and first aid.
Fully first aid trained.
MAYBO trained for conflict management and conflict resolution.
Trained in using chemicals and fire extinguishers.
Decision making under pressure.
The art of continual improvement
June- Embroiderer & Retail Customer Service -Trutex- Hove, South East England
Ran the embroidery unit for a busy retail schoolwear shop as well as helping and advising
customers on the shop floor.
Ability to use the advanced technology of computer controlled embroidery machines. It was
an essential requirement to learn and adapt to new and complicated software quickly.
Customer service skills – effectively handling customers in a very busy retail environment.
Operating Systems: Windows (Windows 1998 and onwards) and Mac OS X, Linux (basic)
Applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop. Experience of seismic data
software and GIS.
Team skills, both as a leader and as a participant. Evidenced by:-
o 1 team football captain, where I applied team work with players on and off the pitch. I have a
positive ‘can do’ attitude that I bring to any group. Display empathy for the needs and feelings of
others as well as using humour to reduce tension and bring people together.
o An advanced fully trained peer supporter, dealing with younger children and their personal
problems. I was individually selected to deal with a serious case that I resolved.
Communication skills, allowing me to excel in solo and team projects. Evidenced by:-
o Essential in security, as I worked in a team and had to communicate clearly and effectively to make
sure the correct decisions were made.
o As Head Boy at Battle Abbey School, good communication at all levels, with staff, pupils, parents
and governors was imperative. As a peer supporter, I learnt to adjust my communication to a
younger audience, teaching me to diversify this skill.
Initiative and to ‘think of my feet’ to solve problems. Evidenced by:-
o In security, customers would consult me to resolve certain situations. It had to be done quickly,
effectively and decisively, whilst keeping an overall focus on my surroundings.
o As Head Boy, I was treated like one of the staff and was relied upon to be an integral part of running
the school. I was therefore often faced with new situations that required me to come up with
Organisational skills and time management, Evidenced by:-
o I always meet the deadlines set in my university course.
o As Head Boy I was required to organise a selection of events, including formal dinners and parent
tours around the school, working solo and also as part of a team.
o In my Trip Leader role these skills are key, particularly as there is often a language barrier.
Continuous Improvement. I have a hunger to learn new skills beyond my university course. Evidenced by:-
o Qualifications and skills learnt in my security role that I took further by reading up on specifics to
improve myself progressively into the role.
o I am undertaking a Geology project that is separate from my course. Assisting with the analysis of
the hazard level of a Dolina (sinkhole) on the Murge Plateau in the Southern Italian province of
Leadership. Evidenced by:-
o As head boy of my senior school, large amounts of responsibility were placed upon me and I
believed I was the student representative to lead the school, both delegating but also widening my
role to get the task done. Linking with organisational skills, I was largely responsible for events
within the school and rotas for student duties, such as lunch duties and parent tours as previously
mentioned. Also, I had to show leadership within the football team, especially at times of bad
Languages: Mother tongue is English. Basic Italian, French and German
Driving: I currently hold a full UK driving licence with no points. I have been driving for over three years.
Sports and Hobbies:
Played in the football (1 XI Captain), rugby, cricket (also club level) and hockey teams at Battle Abbey School.
I regularly attend my local gym 3-4 times a week with a structured weights and cardio programme. To achieve
success, I feel organisation and determination is key.
Regular golf player, both school and external clubs.
Completed a level one boxing course.
Completed a self-defence course.
Completed the Junior Sports Leadership award.
I enjoy walking and hiking in beautiful scenery, such as mountainous areas and national parks. My recent
geological mapping project of the south-west Alps was a truly amazing experience.
Dr Wolfgang Muller, Royal Holloway, Department of Earth Sciences
+44 1784 443584
Mr Robert Malewicz- Head of Geography at Battle Abbey School
Mr Samuel Hinton- Royal Holloway Students Union Venues Manager