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Yolande Vorster

Yolande Vorster

Brisbane, AU

 

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About 

I was born in the beautiful, culturally rich Midlands region of South Africa, where I completed my schooling before immigrating to Australia with my family. Growing up in such a multicultural environment primed my love for travelling and immersing myself in other cultures, while broadening my view of the world. I also enjoy skiing, photography, entertaining and organising events.

 

I have just finished my Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Queensland, and will be graduating this December (2013). I am an active member of SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture), and have taken part in the SONA mentorship program with arkLAB, GHD and Conrad Gargett Riddel. This has proven to be an enriching experience as I have gained insight into the workings of both a small and a large architectural practice. It has also fuelled my passion for architecture, a passion that has changed the way that people around me view the built world.

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVE:
To experience the working process of an established architectural firm, while learning and contributing as much as possible. To expand my existing knowledge of architectural design and technology, and continue to build on my skill set.

LONG TERM OBJECTIVE:
To become an integral part of a leading international architectural firm, where I can utilise my experience and creativity to contribute to the design process and completion of meaningful architecture.

 

Recommendation from Kevin Howie:

(Eastern Region Manager at METS Engineering, Kevin was working at GHD when he mentored me)

'Yolande was a very organised, energetic and capable group member of the 2012 RAIA Architecture Undergraduate Mentor program. I found her to be very creative and capable in delivery of excellent design results. In my opinion, Yolande demonstrated excellence in both etherical and logical design understanding and outcomes. Yolande was very attentive and an excellent contributer to the group discussions. I wish Yolande well would recommend her to any design oriented Architecture practice.'

Employment 

Subway, North Lakes, Supervisor

Opening and closing of store, including handling of cash.
Placing orders for stock and handling deliveries.
Training new staff.
Customer service and handling any complaints.
Working under pressure for extended periods of time.
I have completed the person in charge online training course.

Mar 2010 - current
 

Albany Hills State School, Albany Hills, Teacher Aide

Assisting with reading and classroom activities for years 1-3. Occasionally running learning activities.
Working one-on-one with a mentally challenged year 6 boy.
Supervising lunch breaks.

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
 

City Beach Australia, North Lakes, Sales Assistant

Manning the floor and assisting customers.
Handling stock and preparing stock for sales.
Organising the store and setting up for sales.

Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
 

Education 

University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Design

Mar 2010 - current
 

The Wykeham Collegiate, Pietermaritzburg, ZA, High School, IEB

Jan 2003 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

Deans Commendation for High Achievement, Award

For achieving a semester GPA (Grade Point Average) above a 6 (out of 7).

2013
 

Deans Commendation for High Achievement, Award

2012
 

Detail Category High Commendation in BOH Photography Commendation, Honorable Mention

My photograph was one of 7 photographs chosen from Brisbane Open House (BOH) 2011, across all the categories.

2011
 

Deans Commendation for High Achievement, Award

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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