alexander (ALEX) grant

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Consultants Statement

I met with Alexander to discuss his career aspirations, as well as current needs and his first post-graduate job.  He has Aspergers, and like most people with ASD does have some additional needs but once Alex understands the process, can be left alone to complete the work.  He recognises when he is in a stressful environment, and the remedy for him is to have a short break and perhaps a walk to clear his head.

Alex impressed as friendly, kind and considerate person.  He engaged in conversation well and enjoys being in a team environment, even sharing the leadership of the group.  He enjoyed the challenge of two Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor pursuit programmes, with each having a seven-day duration and required team work and some leadership skills. 

Alex enjoys writing, and completed a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Media Studies.  Ultimately he would love to be able to be an author, but in the interim can use his communication and writing skills in any role that would require these skills.  This could include a wide range, from Technical Writing, report writing through to content creation for social media work.   

Structure within the role is something that suits Alex’s personality but he does like to be challenged where two days are never the same.  When learning new tasks, he should be closely monitored to ensure that he has grasped the concept and following the steps required in a structured environment. 

He has completed a number of volunteering roles, as well as an internship in order to learn more life skills.

-Adrian Coysh (JobCafe/Possibility Project)
contact Adrian on 021 474 462

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July 2015 – November 2018

Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland

Bachelor of Communication (majoring in Media Studies)

Key skills / knowledge acquired:

·         Understanding of communication theories

·         Different styles of communication

·         Basic media law

·         Event planning and organisation skills


Feb – May 2015

Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland

Certificate in Media Arts and Communication Studies


April 2014

NZ School of Food & Wine, Auckland

Barista Skills Part 1 & 2 Certificates


May 2013 – June 2014

Crown Institute, Auckland

National certificate in travel – Retail Travel

National certificate in tourism - Core Skills



Northcote College, Auckland

Completed Year 13

·         Included class trip to Italy and Greece as part of NCEA 3 Classics


2006 – 2011

Rosmini College Auckland

Completed NCEA 1 & 2

·         Merit in Level 2 Classics and English


Personal Statement

As a recent graduate from Unitec with a Bachelor in Communication. I have developed my analytical, organisational and planning skills. I have a positive outlook on life. I am honest and considerate and I value these qualities in other people. I work well in a team and value engagement with co-workers. Social commitment is important to me, so I would like a career where I can help others. This career would allow me to work as part of a team with strong and clear leadership, as I like working in a structured environment.

I am an avid reader, I love history, video games and I take a keen interest in current affairs including international politics.



·         Teamwork and working co-operatively

·         Determination and perseverance

·         Written communication

·         Data (archive) classification

·         MS Word and basic Excel skills

Work History

July – September 2018

Cinco Cine Internship

Assistant Editor for television/internet children’s television programmes

·         Basic editing and archival management

·         Occasional on-set assistant in art department

·         On-set assistant managing child guests


February 2018

Auckland Pride Festival

Volunteer event assistant – Big Gay Out & Pride Parade


January 2018

Auckland City Mission

Volunteering with warehouse work and assisting with truck deliveries



Living Theatre Troupe Book Project

Regular transcribing of participant audio interviews




AUT Screen Production video interviews

Regular transcribing of video interviews


April 2016

African Film Festival

Volunteer ushering and assisting opening night event


September 2012, 2013, 2015

Script to Screen NZ Conference

Volunteer co-ordinator on help desk for weekend conference – 2012

Catering, volunteer co-ordinator and ticket holding – 2013

Session co-ordinator – 2015


February - April 2013

Conservation New Zealand

Regular volunteering weekly conservation work in Auckland parks



Outdoors Experience

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre Courses

Turangi National Park, October 2011

Great Barrier Island, December 2011