Over the course of my educational career, I have developed a lot of “soft” and “hard” skills necessary to accomplish work in my field. Here, I am highlighting some of my strongest skills.
- Problem solving
- As an astrophysics major, I constantly solve problems using mathematics and physics, and I have a very logical, step-by-step-breakdown approach to solving practical problems that arise, whether in my coursework or in other areas of my life.
- Learning new software or applications quickly
- For math and physics classes, I had to learn LaTeX to complete and submit my coursework, and now it is what I use to write most of my documents. I also had to learn C quite quickly as well to do my senior seminar project, so I have had to pick up computer skills rather quickly in order to do my coursework.
- Relationship building
- As treasurer of the Commuter Student Organization at Agnes Scott College, I have had to build relationships with administration, other student organizations we collaborate with, and with vendors who provide services to our organization for events.
- I work in groups to complete math and physics coursework, as problem solving in physics is usually a collaborative effort, and I also work with others on the executive board of the Commuter Student Organization to carry out events and keep the organization running.
- I am very organized and sort documents and information in easy-to-find structures so that myself and others can easily access anything that might be needed. As treasurer of the Commuter Student Organization, I keep very detailed and organized spreadsheets of organization expenses, past expenses, and projected expenses.
- Communications, typesetting, and editing software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Excel
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Other Software
- Maxim DL