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Sample Masters CV

James Collingridge
2 Every Lane Avenue Nottingham NO89 2BB E-mail: Telephone: 07777111222

Education and Qualifications

2009-2010 University of Southampton MSc Artificial Intelligence
Modules include: Intelligent Algorithms, Evolution of Complexity; Foundations of artificial intelligence; Knowledge technologies; Robotic systems; Biologically inspired robotics; Computational finance; Computer vision; Machine learning; Semantic Web technologies. Dissertation: Development of a web based CRM system using J2EE, XML and Microsoft SQL Server for major retail client Skills developed include: Specialised knowledge of fundamental concepts of symbolic and subsymbolic Artificial Intelligence Comprehensive understanding of complex machine learning and data mining technologies Excellent research skills including the ability to extract, synthesise and evaluate relevant information from a wide range of sources The ability to work and communicate successfully with students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds Enhanced commercial and business awareness through close liaison with retail client. Successfully managed project and delivered report to client ahead of schedule


MEng Computer Systems 2.1 Modules included: computer organisation and architecture, business computing systems, digital communications and signal processing, declarative programming, neural computing, efficient parallel algorithms and formal languages. Skills developed included: The ability to analyse and solve complex computational and application problems Communicated effectively with a wide range of computer users including other scientists, designers and business personnel Group projects required ability to deliver reports within a short time-scale Successfully presented results of group project to peers and academic staff (high 2.1 achieved) Experienced user of advanced programming techniques including Java, C++ and Graphical User Interfaces. Familiar with scripting languages including JavaScript, Perl and Python High level of practical computing skills including all Microsoft programmes and Access

University of Warwick

2004 2003 2002

Nottingham High School, Nottingham

A levels: Computer Science (A,) Maths (A), Physics (B) AS level: Further Maths (A) GCSEs: 10 at grade A*-B including English and science

Career Destinations, University of Southampton

Sample Masters CV

IT Experience
2008- 2009 Nottingham Central Health Care Trust IT Support Analyst Successfully diagnosed and solved internal and external client IT issues Summers 2008 & 2009
through webbased technologies, phone, email and face-to-face interactions Organised meetings and conference calls with clients to update on current issues Provided regular written reports to colleagues and managers Implemented a new web-based client satisfaction survey

Find That Dog a Home (Charitable organisation)

Web Developer

Part of a small team which designed, developed and implemented a new website ( Involved in designing back-office systems integration and database design to support the website Successfully liaised with non-technical members of staff and board members to ensure their views and ideas were represented Responsible for securing sponsorship and advertising from a range of organisations and businesses amounting to 3,500

Other Work Experience

2006-2008 IKEA, Coventry Part- time sales person
Reliably handled large sums of money Maintained good humour, tact and patience with the public Successfully adapted to different roles at short notice Worked in front and back office functions

Interests and Positions of Responsibility

2007-2008 Staff-Student Liaison Committee Representative
Responsibilities included: Effective communication and presentation of students views and issues to senior academics and management team Successfully negotiated improvements to the undergraduate IT facilities including extension of access hours Contributed positively to meetings with architects designing new building


University of Warwick Hockey Team Captain (2006-2007) Organised fixtures, practices and social activities for the team Achieved third place in the 2008 BUSA competition Travelling Ten week journey in South America including Chile, Ecuador and Peru Budgeted and planned the trip Stayed in local homes, gaining greater knowledge of the area Successfully communicated with local people with limited knowledge of the
language Details can be supplied on request

Summer 2007


Career Destinations, University of Southampton