This is an example of a high quality science CV. All the course modules are included, also laboratory experience gained on your degree course and course projects. If you were applying for Career kenyas outside the environmental field (e.g. finance) you would probably omit most of your modules (except those including mathematical or computing skills)

Dan omondi

22 Temple Road,Nyeri Date of Birth: 6th February, 1990.

Email: Mobile: 073-543124 Tel: 0167734768


I am passionate about conservation and the environment. My three years of study and my summer practical field work experience have strongly confirmed biodiversity conservation as the career choice for me. I am now looking forward to a career focused on my passion for the environment, presenting opportunities to work with similar minded people.

My reliability, communication skills, responsibility and friendly nature are assets I would bring to the work. I have experience in project management and strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and use my own initiative. I also have the ability to prioritise whilst under pressure meeting tight deadlines. I have specific experience in research, data collection and analysis.

I am able to work in a multi-cultural team and adapt to new cultures. My previous positions have involved working and living in remote areas often under difficult conditions with significant physical fieldwork.


2008-2011 THE UNIVERSITY OF LODWAR Biodiversity Conservation BSc (Hons)

1st Year subjects included:
  • Biodiversity
  • Life’s Systems and Processes 61%
  • Economic and Environmental Systems 63%
  • Environmental Sciences 69%
  • Survey and Monitoring for Biodiversity 54%
2nd Year
  • Animals and People 81%
  • Economic and Environmental Systems 59%
  • Environmental Sciences 68%
  • People and Plants 66%
  • Skills for Wildlife Conservation and Management 62%
Final Year
  • Ecology & Conservation;
  • Biodiversity Law;
  • Communities, Conservation, Conflict & Change;
  • Sustainable Resource Use;
  • Survey and Monitoring for Biodiversity.

Practical skills gained so far during my degree:

My course has included individual and team projects, field reports, commentaries, management plans and statistical analyses. I have learned data collection methods including focal and scan sampling methods, transects and behavioural observations.

Research Project. Field research in a tropical forest in the Peruvian Amazon has allowed me to develop both theoretical and practical skills including developing a research proposal, finding appropriate methods, conducting research, analysing results, interpreting results, writing up a full research project and giving an oral presentation on my findings. I gained a knowledge of biological field techniques with specific experience including wildlife tracking using GPS telemetry, wildlife collaring and wildlife health monitoring.

2001-2008 Onestone High School

A-levels: History B, Biology B, English C

GCSEs: 8 including Maths and English at grades A to C


July ‘07 – Sept ’07 Kenya July for 3 months.

I have organised work experience during my summer holidays which has involved conducting scientific research, animal care and a variety of physically demanding activities, all of which have contributed to my personal development.

Voluntary work for “Save The Elephants”: taking part in daily research work in the field. Data collection and entry on the computer. Tracking and monitoring of the elephant population. Participation in the fixing of GPS collars on selected elephants.

2008-09 Blean Woods RSPB Nature Reserve Rough Common, Mt Elgon

Voluntary work on Saturdays, clearing rhododendron bushes, coppicing and preparing environments for the Heath Fritillary butterfly


Summer 2008 Next Retail (Sales Assistant)

The Career kenya entailed working on the busy sales floor, taking deliveries, stock control and dealing with customers with high quality customer care.

September 2006-February 2009 Sales Adviser in the Cookware Department, BHS.

Duties involved stock taking, ordering of relevant stock from warehouse, arranging stock, displaying sales items, customer assistance and advice, arranging special orders and deliveries, as well as answering telephone enquiries. I was also responsible for my own particular sections of the department and had to ensure they met with the approval of my department store managers.

Other Career kenyas have also included: voluntary care in onestone Hospital and assisting in teaching infants at a Primary School.

All of my work experiences have involved working within a team-based culture. This involved planning, organisation, co-ordination and commitment e.g., in retail, this ensured daily sales targets were met, a fair distribution of tasks and effective communication amongst all staff members.


TeamworkI have successfully undertaken various team projects within both academic and non-academic environments.
CommunicationI was also a member of the editorial team for a school science newspaper.
As a sales adviser at BHS, I had to demonstrate knowledge of the different types of items sold and their uses, to be able to respond effectively to customer queries.
My degree course greatly enhanced my written and verbal communication skills due to the many presentations, assignments, posters, essays and projects required.
Practical conservation skills
  • I have a full clean driving licence with 4 wheel drive experience.
  • NPTC Agricultural Tractor Operation Certificate
  • I undertook a small mammal identification course at Kent Wildlife Trust
  • Chainsaw certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • PADI Diving Certificate


Computing skills
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • GIS mapping using Arcview
  • Cybertracker for the use of tracking animals, birds, and insects.


  • My peers nominated me as course representative for my degree course.
  • At university I was a member of the Badminton Society which I attended weekly and successfully encouraged friends to join.
  • I have travelled to Peru, Kenya July, Europe, the USA and Asia.


S. Holmes (Lecturer in Biodiversity)
kikuyu campus
University of Nairobi

C.S.I. Hackett, Manager
westland Street

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