Resume

Introduction

I’m currently a second year Electrical Engineering (Digital Art) student at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am very passionate about all things STEM, but mostly Mathematics and Technology.

I am constantly working on my mathematical and programming skills and I spend some of my free time investigating mathematics and programming through books, YouTube and websites such as arvix.org and would like to be involved in some aspect of mathematics and computers.

Educational history

Hyde Park High School

Last grade completed: Grade 12, 2016

University of the Witwatersrand

Last year completed: Second, 2018

Second Year end of year results (2018)

Data Structures and Algorithms 67%                               Electronics 1 57%

Software Development 1 54%                                            Microprocessors 76%

Mathematics 2 62%                                                             Digital Art Design Project 77%

Introduction to Game Creation 2A 64%                         Introduction to Game Creation 2B 63%

Average 65%

First year end of year results (2017)

Electric Circuits 81%                                                       Key Concepts in Game Design 1A 72%

Mathematics 1  82%                                                        Key Concepts in Game Design 1B 61%

Physics 1 75%                                                                    Vacation Design PASS

Mechanics 79%                                                                 Average 75%

Achievements at University

University: University of the Witwatersrand

  • Standard Bank Technology Impact Challenge 2017 – third place from WITS and tenth overall
  • Google Hashcode 2018 – Seventh from WITS and 26th from South Africa
  • Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering Featured Article on Microprocessors project

Achievements in my schooling

School: Hyde Park High School

  • Cum Laude white blazer 2016
  • Academic full colours 2015
  • Public Speaking full colours 2016
  • Dramatics full colours 2016
  • School prefect 2016
  • Mintek Quiz fourth place and certificate of distinction 2016
  • De Beers English Olympiad Silver certificate 2015
  • Mathematics Olympiad round 2 2016
  • Life Science Olympiad, Phyiscal Science Olympiad participation 2015,2014
  • Information Technology Olympiad round 2 2016

Employment and volunteerism

Volunteerism

July 2013 – Volunteer at Walk the Talk fun run, handing participant’s their packs and placing on wrist bands

December 2015, 2014, 2013 -Holiday school volunteer at Lefika la Phodisa Art Therapy (a Johannesburg NGO), helping with art and play therapy for under 10 year old children. This was to achieve the community work requirement for my school. Through this I learned more about the issues facing orphaned children living in a hijacked building (The Florence) in Hillbrow.

July 2016 – Worked as a volunteer packing food parcels for a day at the Sandton Convention Centre as part of the Stop Hunger Now initiative with entrepreneurs in Sandton.

December 2014,2016-2017 – Helped serve food to homeless people for the annual St. Columbus Presbyterian Church Christmas lunch.

Employment

September 2017-Present – Employed at Master Maths Rosebank part-time tutoring Mathematics to grade 4-11.

Other skills

  • Programming in C++, C#, Java, Python, Assembly, Linux command line – intermediate
  • Web Design in HTML, CSS, Javascript – intermediate
  • Professional Software such as Github, Jenkins and Workast – intermediate
  • Media Creation in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Audacity – proficient
  • Able to work computers efficiently, especially MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel and MS Publisher
  • Speak, read and write English fluently and creatively
  • Fully proficient in social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter API)
  • Can work with people in a team, but can work independently too

Social Activities and hobbies

School sport – 2nd team tennis 2014, cross country team 2014, A team basketball 2013, B team hockey 2013, B team athletics 2013, Moutain Climbing Club Wits 2017, Basketball Club Wits 2017

Interests and hobbies – Filmmaking, reading, science, mathematics, programming, technology, self-improvement, basketball

Societies – Matric Dance Committee 2015, Senior Counsellor 2016, Major production cast 2015-2016, FEDA production cast 2015, Astronomy Club Wits 2017