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     Date Submitted:21-10-2016
     Last Modified:09-11-2016 (02:25)
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     Current job:Trainee at European Space Agency, ECSAT
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMotivated, adaptable, enthusiastic and keen on learning.
    CV

    Nationality: French

     

    I am a passionate young engineer, just graduated from a very selective MSc in Space Science & Engineering at University College London, with Distinction. I am extremely enthusiastic and have good leadership and teamwork skills. I am multilingual, fluent in English, French and Italian and have good communication skills. I am currently working as an intern for six months at the European Space Agency in the ESA Climate Office which gives me the opportunity to learn and experience work in the space technology environment as well as improving my logical and systems engineering skills. I am exceptionally hard working and really enjoy taking on responsibilities.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    2015-2016:
    University College London, Master of Science MSc Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology
    Graduated in September 2016
               MSc with Distinction

     

    2012-2015: University of Surrey, Bachelor of Engineering                            BEng Aerospace Engineering
    Graduated in July 2015            First Class Honours

     

    2002-2012: Lycée Stendhal de Milan (French School) Baccalaureate Scientific Section, Major in physics

                            Mention Bien

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    September 2016-Present: European Space Agency, ECSAT Harwell Oxford, Didcot

    Internship in the ESA Climate Office, Exploitation and Services Division, Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (EOP-SEC) – six months’ internship

    Working on various ESA projects involving communication with CEOS and GEO members, such as NASA, NOAA and CSIRO.

     

    August-September 2015: Volunteering Solutions

    Childcare/Orphanage Volunteering Placement in Nairobi, Kenya


    Worked 5-6 hours a day in an orphanage with children aged 1 to 15. Helped with monitoring the cleanliness of the children, cooking and washing, and learning common courtesies, moral education and social skills. 


     

    July-September 2014: European Space Agency, HQ Paris

    Internship in the Launcher Development Programmes Department, Directorate of Launchers


    Worked on various projects such as trajectory calculations for VEGA, ARIANE 5, etc.
Produced optimisation notes of various missions and comparison between launchers performance such as ARIANE 5ME and ARIANE 6. Attended several meetings and talks by ESA members of staff.

     

    August-September 2013: Bazar Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France

    Sales Assistant in a clothes and jewellery shop. 


     

    June-July 2013: European Space Agency, ESRIN Rome

    Internship in the Coordination Office, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes


    Participated to the creation of the Disaster Risks Management Group page in the CEOS website (format, content, etc.). Attended several conferences and talks by ESA members of staff. 


     

    2011-2012: Private tutor for one year in Mathematics, Physics and French. 


     

    November 2010: L’Oréal Milan

    Demonstrator in Health and Beauty


    Presented and distributed L’Oréal perfumes and make-up samples during L’Oreal Make-Up Artist Night. 


     

    July-August 2010: Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Maine, USA.
    Assistant Counsellor in a Summer Camp


    Supervised several groups of 8 to 10 girls aged 8 to 13 over a two-month period. Supervising and running free time and evening group activities as well as being responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the campers. 


     

    EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

    2012: Astrophysics Society of Milan (Circolo Astrofili di Milano)

    Participation to monthly conferences

    Presentation of International Space Station by Samantha Cristoforetti.

    July 2011: Columbia University, NYC


    Selected for the Summer High School Program, 


    Course title: Investigations in Theoretical and Experimental Physics. 


     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

     

    Languages:

     

    Mother tongue: French

     

    Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing in English, French and Italian.

    Proficient skills in speaking, reading and writing in German.

    Beginner skills in Arabic.

     

    Technical knowledge in French, English and Italian. 


    University of Surrey Global Graduate Award awarded for completing successfully a module in a foreign language in addition to the substantive programme requirements: 92% in Arabic Stage 1.

     

    Social and organizational skills and competences: 


     

    Good ability to communicate thanks to an international environment (French mother and father, Italian step-father) and education, as well as various travel experiences in the USA, Australia, UK, Spain, Egypt, Hong Kong and throughout Europe. 


    Good team management and leadership spirit put into practice in both the volunteering work and internships; therefore acquisition of a strong sense of responsibility, autonomy and reliability. 


     

    Technical skills and competences:

    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LaTeX; 


    Solid Edge, Multism, Workbench, NEWPAN, Matlab, etc. 


    Familiar with both windows and OSX platforms. 


     

    Recreation:

    Good tennis player and Ice-skater: Development of personal resistance to stress and effort, as well as self-confidence, through participation to competition. 


    Piano: 10 years of practice.

     

     

    REFEREES

     

    Academic: Prof Alan Smith


    Director of MSSL, UCL

    MSSL, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking,

    Surrey, RH5 6NT, UK

    alan.smith(at)ucl.ac.uk

     

    Current employer: Dr. Stephen Briggs

    Earth Observation Science Applications & Future Technologies
    Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes

    ESA, ECSAT, Harwell Oxford, Didcot

    OX11 0FD, UK

    stephen.briggs(at)esa.int 



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