To successfully gain a trainee or a graduate position at an esteemed shipping organisation in
Singapore to commence my lifetime career investment in the shipping industry.
Aug2009-Dec2009,Legal Research Assistant (Internship),
Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (Maritime Law firm),Singapore
•Gained a fundamental understanding of Singaporean maritime law through actively involving in research in maritime cases and participating in number of in-house and external seminars including Ship Arrest and Judicial Sales by SSA and Maritime Law & Contract Management by Ahrals
•Grasped an essential knowledge of Singaporean court proceedings through taking part in trials at High Court and Subordinate Court as a transcript typist.
Jan2008-Dec2008 Finance & Accounting Trainee
(full time International Industry Placement as part of the Bachelor’s degree program, Vroon B.V. (Ship Managers, Ship Brokers & Ship Operators),Breskens, The Netherlands
•Gained an understanding in Accounting and Financial procedure needed for a shipping company through:
-A project in Budget System Development and Implementation for 100+ vessels for the year 2009-2012
-Filing of loan agreements in the CDF(Corporate Document Filing) system
-Assisting in preparing Financial Reports
-Assisting in Internal loans and External loans management
-Preparing advanced Powerpoint presentations and reports using complexed Excel formula functions to analyze key financial figures
-Booking Invoices and processing payments
•Challenging but successful integration into a new foreign environment allowed me to develop a capability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team and explore the world of Shipping in a foreign country
Feb -June 2009 & Jan 2006-Dec2007,Mathematics tutor(part-time),Betta Education,Melbourne, Australia
•Developed a leadership skill and ability to share knowledge through conducting a weekly session for secondary students in line with their school curriculum and assisting their homework
•Improved communication and interpersonal skills through working with a large number of students, preparing reports on their progress and conducting frequent interviews with students parents and participating actively in monthly meetings with other tutors
Dec 2006-Jan2007 Telemarketer (casual), Crowther Blayne and Associates Pty Ltd.,Melbourne, Australia
•Marketed advertisement sections on magazines for building industry via telephone exploiting effective communication and negotiation skills on prices
Tertiary Education Bachelor of Business
2006 - 2009 Major: International Business (Applied)
(Expected to graduate in December 2009)
Secondary Education Victorian Certificate of Education
2004 -2006 McKinnon Secondary College
ENTRE Score: 84.00/99.95
Official Academic Transcripts available upon request
• Confident and experienced in MS Word, MS Power Point and MS Excel through frequent use for assignments and reports at university and during the industry experience
• Ability to communicate fluently and effectively in both Japanese and English
• Regular radio appearance communicating information required by listeners in effective and accurate manner within a given time frame
Planning, Organisation and Time Management Skills
• Successfully managed to combine offshore studies in two different European countries and a work experience in another country as part of the degree, yet completing the degree a semester earlier
• Managed part time work and engaged actively in extra circular activities while maintained a good academic standard
• Ability to work under pressure and set priorities to achieve goals
Teamwork and Leadership Skills
• Elected as School Captain at Seiko Gakuen Junior High School for the year 2002
• Effectively managed the String Quartet at McKinnon Secondary College as a String Quartet leader in 2005
• Developed teamwork skills through range of assignments throughout tertiary studies
I am seeking for a trainee or an entry level job at an esteemed shipping organisation in Singapore. I am graduating in December 2009 from RMIT University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business and always had a fascination to start my career in the shipping industry.
An example of past work experience that has exposed me to the international shipping world was during my 12month internship at a shipping company Vroon B.V. in the Netherlands. During my time with them, I worked closely with the company’s Accounting and Finance team. This experience has given me the best chance to discover what the shipping industry has to offer and helped me grow as an aspiring individual, promoting my ability to quickly grasp new concepts and make necessary adjustments.
Furthermore, growing up in a family running a shipping business over three generations, I was constantly exposed to the world of shipping since the early age. I enjoyed going on a sailing trip with my father every summer, paying visits to cargo vessels and attending launching celebrations of newly built vessels in Japan and China. These experiences have greatly inspired me to proceed my career in the shipping industry. I am a highly motivated individual and I would like to demonstrate this to you with the opportunity of working at your esteemed organisation.
Tertiary study and work experience have both helped shape me into an individual curious to learn and improve, and I am certain that I will be able to continue this during the time of my involvement. I am ready to learn and work smart so that my involvement brings best value to your organisation. I intend to invest my lifetime to the shipping industry and will give my best to any opportunity it may arise. I would be delighted to hear if there is a position I would be suited and I am confident that discussing it in more detail will greatly benefit the both of us. I look forward to hear from you soon.