About Me

I am a highly motivated and ambitious international minded learner. Coming from an international background living in Australia, Germany, and the UK and studying at SOAS has allowed me to appreciate and understand different cultural mindsets. Through past jobs, I have learnt to value the importance of any kind of work experience, no matter how small or repetitive a task is. I also am highly technically literate, able to professionally edit and create documents in a multitude of text and visual editing and presentation suites. Leadership and teamwork have also been taught to me by organizing international visits to MUN conferences, leading debates, internships, and captaincy of the SOAS Rugby 1st Team.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science, England

MSc Comparative Politics 2022

  • Specialisation in Democracy and Democratisation

SOAS University of London, England

1st Class Degree with Honours in BA Politics 2021

  • Dissertation on the Durability of Competitive Authoritarianism in Malaysia

Bavarian International School, Germany

IB Bilingual Diploma May 2018

Work

Octopus Electric Vehicles

London, UK September 2021 - Present

  • Data and Marketing Intern
  • Data interrogation and analysis to improve the sales process for all business streams
  • Process automation to enable better and more efficient use of sales, events, and marketing tools
  • Assist with marketing communications to draft press releases and aid the product and digital marketing team

London, UK June 2021 - September 2021

  • Marketing Intern
  • Planned and organised several events and created a dashboard for tracking KPIs, budget, and future events
  • Worked within the growing digital marketing department to update adverts and web presences and enhance SEO and data tracking
  • Assisted in running social media campaigns and following a media strategy

The Little Viet Kitchen

London, UK September 2019 - February 2021

  • Head Waiter
  • Organising daily front and back of house meetings. Providing quality customer service under constant pressure.

UCL

London, UK September 2019 - Present

  • Accommodation Associate
  • Administration of John Dodgson House accommodation with 250 rooms in preparation for incoming first year students.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

London, UK May - August 2019

  • Research administration intern
  • Preparing and analysing primary and secondary data for publications, and donors
  • Process automation through Excel and mail merges
  • Qualtrics survey maintenance and creation

PONGConnect UK

London, UK May - Sept 2019

  • Customer support for delivery, invoicing, and maintenance of PONGConnect tables

PONG London

London, England November 2018 - October 2019

  • Bar Supervisor
  • Extensive customer service experience and full mixology training
  • Stock management and supplier relations

Bicycle Courier Partner Deliveroo

Munich, Germany May 2018 - April 2019

  • Self-employed Deliveroo partner

Volunteering

Layla Moran MP

London, England July 2020 - August 2020

  • Volunteer Campaigner for Layla Moran MP
  • Canvassing and campaigning for Layla Moran’s bid for the Liberal Democrat leadership election
  • Phone skills and campaign database training (NGPVAN)

Skills

Language
  • English and German (fully bilingual)
  • Spanish conversational knowledge
  • Actively studying Vietnamese
Computer Skills
    Fluent in both Mac OS and Windows
  • Microsoft Office 365 (with a high level of proficiency in Excel)
  • Pipedrive CRM
  • Intercom
  • Autopilot
  • Notion
  • Google Apps
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Qualtrics
  • Xero, NGPVAN (Basic)
  • Basic knowledge in Javascript and HTML
Extra Curricular Activities
  • Founder/President SOAS Chess Club
  • SOAS Men's First Rugby Union Captain
  • President of BIS MUN club responsible for organising meetings and conferences
  • Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bronze and Silver Certificate
  • Vice President High School Student Council
  • EU Driver's License
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References

  • All of the work we gave Michael was completed in an effective and timely manner. He quickly gained an understanding of our research and our working processes and was able to use this new knowledge to complete his work effectively. I note that he used his initiative to problem solve challenges that emerged and found efficient ways of completing our research tasks. .

    Amy Pearce (Research Manager Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundaiton)
  • I have always known Michael to be punctual, honest and straight forward, very enthusiastic and ready for any challenge, as well as cordial and friendly with customers, yet being always professional. He’s been able to work rush hours and lead the bar in any situation, leading the team and training new staff with my support.

    Alessio Rizzo (Assistant Manager PONG London)
  • Michael has shown himself to be a person of integrity and speaking his mind, and he has shown his ability to take risks and challenge himself.

    Sophie Kropman (IB Mentor)
  • Michael's work standards and commitment are commendable and this has translated into steadily high results. [Michael] sought and accepted feedback eagerly and was keen to improve.

    Bianca Schamberger (IB Economics Teacher)