Aysha Rahman


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.

Soft 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.
  • Teamwork
    • 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.
  • Organization
    • 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.

Hard skills

  • Programming
    • Java
    • Python
    • C
  • Communications, typesetting, and editing software
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Excel
    • LaTeX
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
  • Other Software
    • Maple
    • Maxim DL