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Sep 2006Jun 2008

Business Administration

Nova Scotia Community College

Business Administration (Honours)

Concentration in Marketing                                                               

Class Valedictorian 2008

Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Recipient of the Jennifer Dawn Palmer Memorial Award -2008

Recipient of the NSCC School of Business Award -2008

Work experience


Assistant to Project Manager

Nomination Grand Pre`

Responsibilities involved assisting the project manager by preparing meeting agendas and material, taking care of logistics for public meetings, keeping track of project progress, and coordinating administrative support.


Restaurant Assistant Manager

Jus-Mar Investments - McDonald's

Managing people (crew) through inspiration and coaching, customer service, and restaurant manager system responsibilities. In-charge of restaurant food safety, deposit policies, health and safety, password changes, internal communications, and crew scheduling. As well as completing courses in the management development program are important aspects of this position.

Jun 20082009

SMB Sales

Downeast Communications

Responsibilities include small business account management and sales, serving as the primary business contact for my clients and responsible for client satisfaction. Conflict resolution and compliance on client deliverables and revenue are regular aspects of my position, while always being aware and in pursuit of opportunities for account growth and new business.

Jun 2007Sep 2007

Sales Support

Fastenal Canada

Summer employment while attending college. Duties included maintaining direct relationships with existing clients, providing workable solutions, quote development and generating new leads within my territory.

Jan 2007Jun 2007

Clerk, Department of Finance & Operations

Employed part time while attending college. Duties include bank reconciliations, working with databases and spreadsheets; other financial duties.

Aug 1992Jun 2006


Maple Leaf Poultry

Worked all aspects of poultry production. Provided leadership in the creation, development and continued growth of the Maple Leaf Poultry Emergency First Aid Response Team, for which I performed the responsibilities of chairman. I was a member of the occupational health and safety committee. Also carried out back-up lead-hand responsibilities. Demonstrated the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Jan 1990May 1992

Assistant Manager

Bargain Harold’s Discount Limited

Responsible for customer relations, sales and profit margins, completing labor line-ups, inventory control, merchandising, cash reports, safety and security, implementation of company policies and procedures, and the supervision of approximately twenty employees. Multi-tasked adeptly in a fast paced work environment.

Jan 1989Jan 1990

Product Manager

Marks Work Warehouse

Responsible for customer relations, inventory control, maintaining direct supplier contact, shipping and receiving, merchandising, and cash handling procedures.

Sep 1986Sep 1988

Swing Manager

Wades Grocery

Customer service, inventory control, merchandising, and cash procedures. Managing operations during evening and weekend shifts were also important aspects of this position.


Skills and Abilities
  Strong Planning Skills Always Meet Deadlines Detail Oriented Highly Organized Innovative Strong Trainer and Delegation Skills Confident Presentation Skills Strong Communication Skills (Oral, Written, Interpersonal ) Computer Skills ( Microsoft Office, Internet, Email ) Excellent Team Builder (Leadership, Self-starter)       Adaptable and Flexible  

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Additional Accomplishments

2010 -  Organizing committee Special Olympics Nova Scotia Summer Gmes

2008 – Second Runner Up ACE Canada Regional Expo TD Canada Trust    Entrepreneurship Challenge

2007- 2008 President (ACE NSCC Kingstec) Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship

2007- Organizing Committee Special Olympics Nova Scotia Summer Games 

2006 - WHMIS & Occupational Health and Safety trained

2006 – Team Project Coordinator (ACE) Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, NSCC Kingstec Campus

2004 – Firefighter of the Year, Kentville Volunteer Fire Department

1997 – Firefighter of the Year, Halls Harbour Fire Department

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Philip is excited for the vast possibilities that lay ahead. His easy going personality will be a great addition to any creative mix of individuals.

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To obtain a challenging career oriented position managing, leading and inspiring others.

Set up for Sucess

A knock at the door last week sparked an inner snooping, a curious probing of the soul. Several elementary aged children arrived at the doorstep in their quest for a pledge donation for a school connected charity.

“Hey mister would you like to sponsor us?”…they queried. Only having the change in my pocket, I gladly parted with it, a mere three dollars. One of children promptly snickered. I politely explained it was all the money that I had on me and inquired if they took plastic, asking “do you have a debit machine?”… The group giggled and stated that they didn’t have a debit machine. The young child placed my small donation in her pledge envelope and walked away.

As the group walked down the walkway the young child remembered that she was suppose to have sponsors sign her pledge sheet. “Oh, I’m sorry but you have to sign my sheet too”…she stated. As she walked back to the door I asked “do you have a pen?”

The look of fright that came over her was astonishing. “Ah…ah…ah, no I don’t.” It was clearly evident she did not know what her next move was; she had encountered an obstacle to which she did not have the resources to solve. “You wait right here and I’ll run to my desk and grab a pen”… I told her. I quickly returned and signed her pledge sheet, and clipped the pen to her envelope and handed it back. “There you go…you’re all set. You can keep the pen. You will need it at the next house” I said.

My 13 year old son had been standing on the upper landing and witnessed my encounter with the group of children. “Dad” he said…”you just set them up for success.” I began to think… was I set up for success??

Community Involvement

Active member of the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department. Kentville, Nova Scotia for the past 13 years. Served as an elected Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Served for 2 years in the Halls Harbour and District Fire Department, and 2 years in the Kingston and District Volunteer fire Department.

Minor soccer coach for the past ten years. I currently serve as a Director on the Valley United Soccer Club Board and chair the sponsorship and promotions committee.

Minor Soccer Coach –Valley United Soccer Club                       

                                East Kings Soccer Club (outdoor & indoor)   

                                Port Williams Soccer Association               


Success is not a mistake. Success it is not something that is stumbled upon. Success is deliberate.

Success is not a measure against anyone else except yourself.

The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will Succeed!!!

"Every one of us, unconsciously, works out a personal philosophy of life, by which we are guided, inspired, and corrected, as time goes on. It is this philosophy by which we measure out our days, and by which we advertise to all about us the man, or woman, that we are. . . . It takes but a brief time to scent the life philosophy of anyone. It is defined in the conversation, in the look of the eye, and in the general mien of the person. It has no hiding place. It's like the perfume of the flower - unseen, but known almost instantly. It is the possession of the successful, and the happy. And it can be greatly embellished by the absorption of ideas and experiences of the useful of this earth."

                                                                                George Matthew Adams

Think Like a Tree

Soak up the sun Affirm life's magic Be graceful in the wind Stand tall after a storm Feel refreshed after it rains Grow strong without notice Be prepared for each season Provide shelter to strangers Hang tough through a cold spell Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky Be still long enough to hear your own leaverustling

            Karen I. Shragg