Stephen Zhang

Summary

Undergraduate science student with very strong interest in biomedical research, majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Applied Mathematics.

  • Self-motivated and able to master new skills quickly, as demonstrated by academic achievements, and employment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills developed in coursework and employment activities such as lecturing to audiences of 300+

  • Exceptional results in multidisciplinary sciences including biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, in addition to in-depth capabilities in computing.

    Education

    Tertiary

    2016-2018

    The University of Melbourne, Parkville
    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    (WAM: 93.75)

    Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics

    (WAM: 93.50)

  • Achieved results of 90+ in subjects BIOL10004/5, CHEM10003/4, MAST10009, MAST20009, PHYC10001/2

  • Invited to Honours Chemistry List for top 100 high achieving first year chemistry students

  • Awarded Melbourne National Scholarship, Chancellor’s Scholar

  • Secondary

    2015

    The University of Melbourne, Parkville

    UMEP Mathematics for High Achieving Students (MAST10013)

    Mark: 94

    2015

    Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV), Thornbury

    ATAR: 99.95

  • Premier’s VCE Award – Top All-Round High Achiever

  • Awarded Dux of Distance Education Centre Victoria

  • Awarded DECV subject awards: Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Chemistry, Physics, English

  • 2014

    Chisholm Institute, Dandenong

    Certificate III in Business Administration


    Technical skills

  • Scientific typesetting with LaTeX: advanced

  • Computing and programming: C/C++ (advanced), MATLAB, Python, Git, Debugging

    o Obtained exemption from first year computing subjects COMP10001, COMP10002

    o Developed Hard86: An Intel 8086 Emulator (http://github.com/zsteve/hard86)

    Employment history

    2016-present

    InStudent Media Pty Ltd (ATAR Notes), Melbourne

  • Taught small weekly classes for VCE Chemistry and Mathematics, providing guidance and mentoring to Year 12 students.

  • Presented over six 3-hour lectures for VCE Chemistry, Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods to student audiences of 300+ at RMIT

  • Participated as part of recruitment processes, interviewing potential applicants and assisting in training of new staff

  • Authored publication: ATAR Notes VCE Chemistry Topic Tests,
    (ISBN 978-1-925534-37-5)

  • Composed numerous articles for company’s blog

  • 2016-2017

    Casual retail sales assistant

    Truffaux Pty Ltd, Melbourne

  • Worked in a small team to meet daily sales targets, address individual client needs, and ensure customer satisfaction

  • Exercised initiative and problem-solving skills in optimising store processes and when frequently working lone shifts

  • Acquired and put to practice new skills whilst on the job

  • Volunteer involvement

    2016-2017

    Staff-student Liaison

    The University of Melbourne

  • Student representative for PHYC10001, MAST10009, CHEM10018 in successive semesters

  • Coordinated communication and feedback between academics and students, including creation and distribution of surveys, attending of meetings with faculty staff.

  • 2016

    Volunteer chemistry tutor
    Melbourne University Health Initiative

  • Collaborated with a small team to prepare for and organise a student outreach program for underprivileged students