Edmund Lavado

Edmund Lavado


To gain valuable work experience that any academic institution cannot provide in the legal field.  I would be able to use my skills developed through my past work experiences and relate it to my strong interest in fraud prevention and immigration rights.  I also have interest in gaining work experience in border security and protecting immigrants from being victims of fraud. Aside from my interpersonal skills and being able to communicate well with others, I believe in my skills using social media as a method of communication. It is an innovative way to get the movement of awareness across to the community and would be a beneficial tool for any government related department or corporation to use. 


Currently pulling off a part-time job at Telus specializing in networking new  clients and wireless services while finishing my last year at Carleton University in which my studies focus on Law and government Policy. I fall under the the classic story of a university student just trying to graduate and earn a degree in hopes of making his mom and pops proud.  I want them to know that they didn't just struggle for nothing when they decided to immigrate to Canada (to them was once a foreign country).  I strongly believe that a resume does not justify who I am as an employee and as generic as it may sound I believe my work ethic is probably my best quality and something  I am proud to show off.  On paper I am just like everybody else, in the workforce I prove to be resilient and passionate.  I honestly would not have been sitting where I am in life had it not been for my irrepressible work ethic my parents taught me. 

At 14 I spent my summer commuting 2 hours away from my first full time job and at a disgusting rate of 6.90 an hour.  I woke up every morning at 6am and did not come home until 8pm in the evening only to save for driving school, lunch money, and pay small household bills.  Even though it was a low leveled entry job, that summer I was able to identify what I was capable of and that hard work truly pays off.  I stood out as someone dependable, challenge seeking and mature beyond my age.  I kept my first pay stub and even to this day I look back at it and realize how much I've grown since then.  That experience alone helped design the person I am today and I have not looked back since.    

Volunteer Experience

Multicultural Youth  FoundationOttawa, Ontario

An organization designed to empower youths at risk through developmental programs.  Individualized activities through MYF are designed to build self-confidence, form new friendships and focus on education.

VOLUNTEERMarch 2011 - Present

Reported to the founders of MYF.My position as a volunteer involves different responsibilities from tutoring students from grade 4-8, organizing basketball games, developing innovative strategies for raising awareness in the community, and help raise money for charities

·        Diligent and organized team player.  Contacting kids that take part of MYF activities, making sure they have rides or a reliable form of transportation. 

·        Spending extra time with the youth of MYF that needed help with homework or take part in different activities such as bike riding, basketball, roller blading etc.


I spend a lot of times outdoors during the spring and summer seasons going camping, canoeing, and kayaking.  When I get time off, I like to travel. I'm not into the all-inclusive trips where I spend time on a resort isolated from something authentic and adventurous. So far I've been lucky to freely explore Jamaica, Cayman Islands, France, London, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.  I do travel quite often to the States, specifically to New York City and Miami but I've pretty much roamed everywhere just south of the border.  I plan on continuing my travels and hopefully get to walk the streets in Austrailia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and the rest of Europe.

Sports - Swimming, Judo, Basketball, Rollerblading, Long distance running, Biking

I also enjoy learning about current events through social media and the news.  

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Client Service Representative


Reported to Store Manager and District Manager.  Sales oriented environment specialized in cellular devices and data network mobility plans.  My position goes beyond sales and also focuses on implementing loss prevention methods for the security of store products by performing inventory cycle counts, completing mock store audits and monthly alarm tests. 

·        Resilient and adaptive client relationship liaison.  My ability to provide distinguishable client services allowed me to network with my clients and gain many business account referrals needing telecommunication providers for their company.

·        Rewarded by Samsung for single handedly selling the most Samsung products than any other sales representative in the Greater Ottawa area

May 2010 - Dec 2010

Sales Representative

Koodo Mobile

Reported to the store manager and district manager.My position was strictly in corporate sales towards wireless mobility customers.I was thoroughly trained to understand different brands and their products and how to engage with customers in order to complete service agreements and close sales transactions.

·Focused and strong-minded work ethic. I was a valued employee because I was part of the few selected sales representatives that were recommended to travel to various store locations in the GTA and Ontario East region that needed help reaching the store sales budgets.


Sep 2009 - Present

Bachelor Degree

Carleton University
Sep 2007 - Apr 2009


Humber College



Resilient Leadership

Often left handling management related work such as conference calls with other managers across Ontario East.  Conferences usually focuses on business practices, sales goals, targets, marketing strategies, and client experience improvement.  I was also appointed to be the loss prevention ambassador, which includes practicing mock audits, ensuring the staff is educated with theft deterrent methods, identifying credit fraud, and monthly alarm testings.

Research and Writing

Diligent and precise researching skills.  I have valuable experience finding information through various internet search engines such as Google, LexisNexus, and CanLii.  In addition, I spent most of my free time at the Carleton University Library searching for primary resources and data statistics for all my papers and assignments.

Microsoft Office



First Aid and CPR

Heart and Stroke Foundations

Smart Serve

Smart Serve Ontario
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Security License

Ministry of Community and Correction Services