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Taha Afzal

Student at Augustana University majoring in Computer Sc/Software Eng, Data Science
Passionate learner interested in offering critical thinking to generate innovative ideas and gain industry experience.
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Beaconhouse Schl-Pechs A Level

Augustana University Announces Spring 2019 Dean's List

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, announced today the students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year. The Dean's List recognizes full-time ...

June, 05 2019 - Verified by Augustana University
Taha Afzal was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 - Added by Taha
Taha Afzal was recognized for earning a scholarship
Received the Global Leader Scholarship.
Fall 2018 - Fall 2019 - Added by Taha
Taha Afzal was recognized for graduating
Graduated Cambridge Assessment International Education Advanced Level.
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Taha Afzal was recognized for earning a scholarship
Received a 100% scholarship based on merit for the complete Cambridge Assessment International Education Advanced Level program.
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Augie Computer Science Club
Serving as Vice President of the Computer Science Club at Augustana University that extends learning opportunities beyond the classroom and connects students to employers.
Spring 2019 - Fall 2019 - Augustana University
Augie Asian Student Organization
Take notes during meeting, communicates meeting notes to ASO members, keep attendance, and responsible for booking the meeting room.
Spring 2019 - Fall 2019 - Augustana University
Augie eSports Club
Founder and Vice President of the eSports Club at Augustana to promote a healthy gaming culture along with forming teams to represent Augustana University in national and international gaming competitions.
Fall 2018 - Fall 2019 - Augustana University
Tutor at Varsity Tutors

Tutoring students using custom software owned by Varsity Tutors to teach subjects like, but not limited to, A Level Computer Science/ICT, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Basic Computer Literacy, College Computer Science, Computer Architecture, Computer Science, Computer Theory, Datamining, High School Computer Science, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel, Python, SQL, etc.

February 2020 - Present
Campus Director at Hult Prize Foundation

The Hult Prize Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations, is the worlds biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from universities.

I have been selected as a Campus Director for the Hult Prize to train, educate and inspire students by building an impact community around On Campus activities. Augustana University's winning team will advance directly to the Regional Summits around the world in March 2020. I will be working with the institution, students, and members of the community to spread awareness of the Hult Prize 2020 Challenge and promoting social entrepreneurship as a sustainable means to solve it.

October 2019 - Present
Viking Advisor at Augustana University (SD)

Positive role-modeling of the university at all times. Focused on a positive living and learning environment and ensuring the community's growth. Supporting the Campus Life with the administrative side so things run smoothly on campus.

August 2019 - Present
Counselor at Joy Ranch

Responsible for the direct supervision, well-being, and mentor-ship of campers. Served a variety of camper age groups and a span of abilities.
Additionally, identified opportunities to incorporate technology at camp for efficiency in day-to-day activities and management.

May 2019 - August 2019
Computer Science Tutor at Augustana University (SD)

Help Computer Science students in a one-to-one learning environment that facilitates learning and skill development.
Help Computer Science students improve in deficiency areas, strengthen skills, and academic performance.

May 2019 - Present
Tutor at Tutor Doctor

Use virtual teaching tools and resources to help students with different subjects. Assess, assist, and encourage students in learning processes.

May 2019 - August 2019
Peer Navigator at Augustana University (SD)

Assist students with disabilities in the areas of academics, employment, and social interactions.

August 2018 - Present
Co-Database Specialist at Sky Flame

Responsible for the performance, integrity, and security of the company's database.
Helped store and organize company's internal and customer data.

August 2017 - July 2018
Co-Computer Support Specialist at Sky Flame

Supported computer networks by testing and evaluating network systems and ensuring that the day-to-day operations work.

June 2016 - August 2017
President at Ray of Hope

Founder and President of a Non-Profit Charity Organization that works as a team to empower underprivileged households. Ray of Hope has impacted a significant number of lives so far.

October 2015 - Present
Sanford Health Tech Summit
Scored 2nd place in Sanford's Health Tech Summit in Sioux Falls, SD. Presented an app to help the elderly manage their medicine for chronic diseases. The app also checked for drug interactions and implemented a user-friendly interface focused primarily on user experience and ease.
Software Projects
Innovation Expo
Presented a subscription-based model for book reading and collection at the South Dakota Innovation Expo in front of several renowned executives. Made it to the semi-finals of the competition and won a grant for the implementation of the project.
Hult Prize
Operations Manager in the 2018 Hult Prize challenge by the United Nations on youth unemployment. Created and presented a business model on empowering the youth to reach their full potential in a developing world.
Research Projects


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