ARFA ALI KHAN

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Resides in: ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Languages: English, Hindi
Date of Birth: N/A
Added Date: June 25, 2014
 
Education & Experience
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Travel & Relocation
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to Relocate: Yes Domestic
Areas of Expertise
Industry Sector Expertise Experience
 
Resume / CV
Career Summary / Objective:
Arfa Ali Khan,
114 Whiteway Street, St. John’s,
NL, A1B 1K7, Canada
(709)-725-1771,
ali.khan@mun.ca

Education & Professional Development

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science (Graduated) Jan, 2010- May, 2014
Major: Geophysics
Memorial University of Newfoundland

General Undergraduate Academics:
- Science Sep, 2009- Dec, 2009
University of Winnipeg, MB
- Mechanical Engineering Sep, 2007- April 2008
Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Turkey
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada: Sep, 24 & 26, 2013
Attended Basic Seismic Interpretation short course by Imperial Oil and Exxon Mobil
- Performed Well Tie exercises and estimated volume of recoverable hydrocarbon in the reservoir at Gippsland Basin, Victoria, Australia

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada: Dec, 5, 2011
Completed Science M@tters Program
- Committed 15 hours of value time to the program for exploring career pathways through career development sessions over the course of the semester.
- Dedicated 5+ hours of communication with a Memorial B.Sc. Alumni from the Geophysics discipline.

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada: Jan, 22, 2011
Attended “Memorial Student Leadership Conference 2011: Leadership Starts Here”
- Attended several sessions and workshops with active participation.

Work Experience

• Student Utility Leader (Student Lead Hand), Facilities Management, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. May 2013- Aug, 2013
- Performed various physically strenuous tasks with the grounds work utility workers.
- Delegated tasks and supervised workers to ensure completion of tasks in a safe manner.
- Inspected and reported work status to supervisory lead hands.
- Resolved any issues that arose in the day to day operations, (e.g. equipment issues, employee placement issues, and/or task related issues).
- Liaison with supervisory staff/ management to convey and resolve any issues of team members.
- Filing of computer/ hard data, as well as organization of office/ utility supplies.

• Laboratory/ Administrative Assistant, Geochemistry Lab, Earth Science Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Oct, 2010- March 2011
- Worked in Geochemistry lab on calibration and sanitation of lab equipment.
- Preparation of samples and disposal of waste solvents and biohazard waste.
- Produced a map of all Mars and Lunar Analogue Sites in Canada for my job mentor to be presented at the Joint Annual Meeting GAC-MAC SEG-SGA, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Reconciliation of monthly financial statements and capable of account balancing and general discrepancy check-ups of monthly statements.

• Program Organizer/ Assistant: Personality Power Program, International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID) - Doha, Qatar. May 2008- Aug, 2008
- Reported student progress and schedule changes in activities to respected teachers/management.
- Supervised two Groups of 40-45 students each from ages 8-18, involved in public speaking, athletic and problem-solving activities.

Volunteer Experience

• PDAC ’13 & ‘14 International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange, Toronto, ON, Canada:
Student Volunteer representing Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mar, 3-6, 2013, & Mar, 2-6, 2014
- Guiding attendees/ presenters to their desired events and other general route guidance.
- Assisting presenters with equipment set-up and general technical issues.

• CIM 2012 Mineral Resources Review, St. John’s, NL, Canada: Student Volunteer representing Memorial University of Newfoundland, Nov, 1, 2012- Nov, 3, 2012
- Assisting presenters with equipment set-up and general technical issues.
- Guiding attendees to their seats.

• GAC-MAC 2012 Joint Conference, St. John’s, NL, Canada: May, 26, 2012- May, 28, 2012
Student Volunteer representing Memorial University of Newfoundland,
- Presentation loading and unloading, ensuring all presentations are backed up on provided USBs.
- Assisting presenters with general equipment set-up.

• The Cambridge School, Doha (High School), Qatar: Sep, 2004- June 2005
Volunteer Academic Assistant,
- Monitored and tutored students from grades 4-8 in subjects Math and IT.
- Assigned course work to students and reported progress to respected teachers.

• Filcom’s Toastmaster’s Youth Leadership Program, Doha, Qatar: Jan, 2004- March 2004
Participant and Assistant.

Skills and Abilities

Research/ Analytical/ Field work Skills
• Adept in conducting in-depth research utilizing various resources to complete projects/reports, (e.g. the internet, published papers/ reports/ journals, etc.)
• Aptitude for data analysis/ processing from geological/ geophysical field surveys as well as data acquisition with good attention to detail including core logging.
• Adequate mapping skills as proven by execution of maps produced for field schools as well as a noteworthy map produced during employment as Lab Assistant.
• Familiarity with using: Scintrex ENVI Geophysical System, Geonics EM31 Mark II, Geophex, Limited GEM -2, Iris Instruments Syscal Switch Resistivity Meter and Sensors, Software Noggin Plus Ground Probing Radar and a Differential GPS device in the field.

Teamwork/ Leadership Skills
• Manage well under pressure, capable of multi-tasking and hard-working team member as exemplified by work experience.
• Delegate work and share responsibility during team work, e.g., from conducting field surveys, to completion of physically demanding tasks in the field, creating group presentations, etc.

Computer Skills
• Capable user of Geosoft Oasis Montaj, VISTA 2D/3D Seismic Processing, EkkoView, VES, Geotomo RES2DINV, UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility’s DCIP2D, and Wolfram Mathematica software.
• Basic to Intermediate understanding of ArcGIS, MapInfo and GSS Potent softwares.
• Well versed in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, OneNote) .

Interpersonal/ Communications Skills
• Dependable, reliable and a punctual, well-organised individual.
• Proficient in English language, fluent in Urdu/ Hindi, familiarity with Arabic/ Turkish/Persian.

Certificates obtained

• Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
• Health and Safety Chemical and X-Ray Radiation Non-Destructive Testing.
• Oil and Gas Pipeline Safety
• Workplace Safety Inspections certificate.
• Occupational Health and Safety- Working Alone Training certificate.
• Safe operating procedures of ATVs.
• Bear Awareness training.

Publications, Reports and Presentations

Morrill P. L., Szponar N., Khan A. A., Brazelton W. J., Woodruff Q., Schrenk M.O., Bower D. M., and Steele A., (2011) The Tablelands Ophiolite of Newfoundland: A Canadian Mars Analogue Site, Joint Annual Meeting GAC MAC SEG-SGA, Ottawa, Ontario.
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