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Education

Sep 2010Present

Bachelor of Arts

Laurentian University
  • Graduated with honours.

Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Event Coordinator and Promoter

Independently Owned and Operated Business

  • Planned and executed for-profit events while acting as project manager.
  • Booked venues, transportation, food and registration, including security and administering waivers.
  • Secured funding, devised budgets, drafted and secured advertising.
  • Improvised solutions to unforeseen logistical challenges.
Jun 2010Present

Event Assistant

Sudbury Multicultural
  • Coordinate Canada Day (6000+ patrons) event from conception to post-mortem
  • Media relations
  • Communication with dignitaries and sponsor delegates
  • Volunteer training
May 2009Apr 2010

Director of Social Programming

Cambrian College, Students' Administrative Council
  • Coordinate on and off campus activities, entertainment, and special events.
  • Ensure appropriate marketing and advertising.
  • Communicate with other programmers to ensure access to best prices and block book.
  • Communicate with Food and Beverage Manager and Special Events Coordinator of the Student Centre.
  • Prepare rider specifications and green room as shown in contracts.
  • Hire and coordinate Frosh Leaders, Volunteers, Frost Leaders and Street Team members.

Skills

Online Social Media
Very familiar with online social networking sites and their various applications in Public Relations and Event Planning including: Twitter, Facebook, and Blogger.
Microsoft Office
Proficient with the Microsoft suite including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and Access.

References

Jeremy Barton

Liliane Fantin

Zenaida Odense

Certifications

Effective Meetings

Cambrian College

Smart Serve

Smart Serve Ontario

Objective

To obtain employment in the fields of event planning, marketing, public relations and/or promotions.

Related Qualifications

  • A proven leader, a results-oriented individual known to be self-motivated, self-starting and self-directed.
  • Has aptly managed competing priorities in challenging environments under demanding deadlines.
  • Extensive experience planning and executing events while managing volunteers.
  • Familiarity with for profit, non-profit and fundraising event management environments.
  • Have exceptional communication, time management and organizational capabilities.

Interests

  • Reading
  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Outdoors
  • Event Planning
  • Sports

Other Transferable Skills

- Food and beverage service

- Customer Service

- General office duties

- Retail Math

Volunteer Experience

2008-Present

Public Relations Intern, Young Philanthropist Challenge Project Manager, Volunteer Sudbury

  • Written public service announcements.
  • Crafted a communications plan, messaging and marketing for a nonprofit organization.
  • Acted as liaison, made public presentations.
  • Secured sponsorships.
  • Secured funding, devised budgets, drafted and secured advertising.
  • Crafted contingency plans to mitigate
  • Maintained spreadsheet accounts for travel reimbursement.

2008-Present

Youth Coordinator, Coniston Playground Association/Improvement Group

  • Planned and executed community events while acting as project manager.
  • Secured funding, devised budgets, drafted and secured advertising.
  • Managed volunteers

2009-2010

Volunteer, Ontario Summer Games

  • Crafted a preliminary Marketing and Advertising plan.

2008-09

Chair of School of Communications, Cambrian College Student Administrative Council, and

Clubs and Associations Captain, Cambrian College Student Administrative Council, Street Team

  • Chaired meetings, made formal presentations, formed agendas, and taken minutes.
  • Secured funding, devised budget, drafted and secured advertising.
  • Managed volunteers, delegated tasks.
  • Acted as a liaison and promotion assistant and coordinator for student activities.
  • Campaigning, seeking endorsements and support, crafting and delivering speeches, and promotions