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 - June 2021

Freelance Piano Teacher

Private teaching of piano students ranging from beginner to diploma levels.

November 2020 - Present

Education

The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Engineering (HONS)
Majoring in Software Engineering

Offered University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

Clubs and Societies: Student Life, Software Engineering Student Association

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

Investment-Info Program

Basic stock investment analysis and information output.

[GitHub Link]

January 2021

PCBC Library Webpage

Lead Developer

I'm in the early stages of full stack development of a new webpage for my church library that can fulfil all the requirements (for the administrators, librarians and borrowers) needed for the system.

[GitHub Link]

July 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.