Serena Lau

BE(Hons) Software Engineering · (+64) 21 022 38133 · serena.lau272@gmail.com

I'm a curious and enthusiastic software engineering undergraduate student from The University of Auckland with a keen passion for innovative solutions in the technological engineering context. I love new challenges that push me to grow, learn more and expand my skill set and experience.


Experience

Retail Assistant

AS Colour

Built on customer relationships through effective communication that identifies and relates with customers. Helped customers with advice, questions, and any issues when requested or upon initiative. Worked with a highly effective, professional and customer-oriented team. Assisted with store tasks including restocking, cleaning and keeping the store tidy and attractive.

April 2021 - Present

Piano Teacher

Lewis Eady Music School

Engaged with a diverse age/experience range of students and prepared weekly teaching materials catered to each student, including the design of suitable teaching methods tailored to students with special needs. Managed student caregiver relationships and liaised with colleagues for administrative purposes.

March 2020 - Present

Freelance Piano Teacher

November 2020 - Present

Education

The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Engineering (HONS)
Majoring in Software Engineering

Offered University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

GPA: 8.9

March 2020 - Present

ACG Parnell College

High School

Member of prefect committees (2019)

CIE Examinations: A* in A-level Mathematics, A-level Physics, AS Chemistry and AS Literature in English

January 2016 - November 2019

Projects

SEEVEE

A portfolio project thing

Made some cool portfolios and seevees

March 2021 - Present

An app

January 2021 - Present

Achievements & Certifications

  • Dean's Honours List
    University of Auckland, Faculty of Engineering
    Excellence in academic performance by being in the top 5% of the year
  • ACG Parnell College Academic Excellence Awards
    First overall in year level (2016 – 2018)
    Second overall in year level (2019)
  • LTCL Piano Recital
    Attained with Distinction
  • ATCL Speech and Drama
  • Finalist in New Zealand Young Physicist's Tournament
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award - Bronze

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Professional Skills
Personal Skills
Languages
  • English
  • Cantonese

Interests

Apart from software development, I have an avid passion for a vast range of subjects, including all disciplines of the arts – especially music, and building artsy or crafty things. I enjoy staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, going to the gym regularly and playing team sports with friends.