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Jessica

Wakelam


Education

91 Aldinga Road, Willunga S.A 5172


Mobile: 0458 774 479
Email: j.wakelam@live.com
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-wakelam

Bachelor of Laws & Development Studies (Double Degree)


The University of Adelaide
Expected completion: November 2018

2014 Present

Masaryk University
January 2016
International Law and Human Rights: AIM Overseas Short Course, 80.2/100 (B Grade)
Willunga High School
2009 2013
Academic Award for Consistent and High Academic Achievement for all Year 12 classes (GPA: 93.55)
Year 12 Academic Dux Award & Class Valedictorian (2013)
Japanese Student Exchange (2012)

Certificate II in Retail
2011
Provider: McDonalds Australia Limited

Employment and Industry Experience


Reynella McDonalds Employee
2009 Present
Positions: Assistant Shift Supervisor, Crew Trainer, Safety Officer, McCafe Barista, Hostess and Party Hostess.

Scope Global (Internship)




July October 2016
Research Topic: The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector in the Asia-Pacific.

Southern Community Justice Centre (SCJC)


June August 2016
Volunteer placement 1 day a week for 12 weeks. Drafted client letters and did legal research.
Courts Administration Authority
September 2011
One week of work experience with the Christies Beach Magistrates Court. Performed general office duties and
courtroom observation.
Adelaide Criminal Law
June 2011
One week of work experience. Performed and analysed brief preparations, sat in on client interviews and engaged
with clients, attended court, reviewed client files, general administration work.

Research
Beacon Conference of Undergraduate Research (BeaCUR)
September 2015
Research Topic: How does the Court, when faced with the extra-judicial appointments of its Justices, ensure that
these roles do not undermine the public confidence vested in the Judiciary? By Joel Lisk, Rebecca Slimming, Angas
van Balen and Jessica Wakelam.

The research was also presented at the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research in Perth but I was
otherwise engaged.

Community Involvement

Adelaide University VGen Co-Executive
Coordinated the club and its activities.

2015 2016

VGen SA State Team Member


Represented the Adelaide University Group.

2015 2016

World Vision Youth Conference Volunteer


June 2015
Coordinated 500+ high school students and facilitating group activities.

One Goal Fundraising Volunteer



April 2015
Collected donations at the Adelaide United FC Game.

Clean Up Australia Day Event Coordinator


Annually
Involved in gathering volunteers and coordinating of the event.

Ronald McDonald House Charity Ball Volunteer

Annually
Involved in the running of raffles, silent auctions and fundraising on the night.

McHappy Day Volunteer




Annually
Involved in the organisation and running of the day.

Global Leadership Convention Volunteer (GLC)

Annually
Coordinated 200+ high school students and facilitating group activities.

Red Cross Blood Service Youth Ambassador

2013
Coordinated the Blood Donation program for Willunga High School.

Christies Beach Blue Light Volunteer


2011 Present
Training: April 2013 Blue Light Training (Module 1)- Police Volunteers Training Program.

Skills

Capable of working in fast-paced, intensive environments.


Meticulous worker, attentive to quality and detail.
Polite, respectful and dependable.
Collaborates easily with co-workers and works well independently.
Performs effectively despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities.
Excellent time management capabilities.

Referees
Mark Dutschke



Reynella McDonalds Store Licensee

Phone: 0419 804 808


Email: mark.dutschke@au.licensee.mcd.com

Barbara Wendland
Officer Administrator at SCJC
Phone: 8384 5222
Email: admin@scjc.com.au