Christie du Plessis
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
School: University of the Witwatersrand
Major: Animals, plants and environmental science

Christie du Plessis

1. Personal statement and objective
I am an adventurous, outgoing, friendly and hardworking individual. My interests
lie in environmental research, sustainability, agronomy, conservation,
rehabilitation and similar fields. I believe that hard work and dedication paves the
way for success. I want to make a difference and believe that I have a lot to offer to
a prospective employer. I am looking for a paid internship/job to broaden my skills
in my fields of interest and I would not mind relocating.

2. Educational Background
• Matriculated at Hoërskool Linden in South Africa (2015).
• Obtained Bachelor of Science degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in
South Africa (2016-2018).
• Obtained Animal plant and environmental science honours degree at the
University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa (2019).
• For my honours degree, I also completed a year long research project. For my
project I constructed an integrated biodiversity management plan for a small
nature reserve.

3. Computer skills
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) at an intermediate level
• Adobe Photoshop
• Outlook
• GIS and Remote sensing (Arc GIS, Terreset, ENVI etc.)
• Vensim
• R-studio (mostly statistical coding)

4. Other skills
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Scientific and numerical skills
• Able to multi-task and pay attention to detail
• Able to work independently and in a team environment
• Research
• Collecting environmental samples
• Documenting field activities (e.g., field forms, field notebooks, daily reports)
• Problem-solving

5. Jobs ranked to most recent
• Hostess at Skin and body Opening Launch (2014)
• Receptionist for Spa Afrique (April 2014- July 2014)
• Temporary receptionist at e4 strategic (March-April 2017)
Promotion jobs for various companies including Jr promotions (March 2016-
Feb 2018) Glow promos (October 2016- January 2019), Unlimited promotions
(Jan 2017-January 2019), Drake events (Jan 2018- Now)
Teaching assistant at the University of the Witwatersrand for undergraduate
science students (2019)

6. Community involvement
• Recycling
• Green peace volunteer

7. References [Can be provided on request]

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