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About Mia

Born in Quebec and raised in a bilingual environment, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work for both international and local companies that required bilingual employees. The many hats worn throughout my career path are a reflection of creative thinking and believing in a mission. My experience in education, marketing and in business have given me the ability to work in managerial roles.

In my most recent position as Country Product Manager for Education First Language Schools I managed a team in Toronto and in Montreal while ensuring the growth of language programs abroad across Canada. I was Responsible for taking various marketing actions including direct sales, agent recruitment and support, online informational meetings, PR, mail/email distributions, print material and web design. I was directly responsible for the department's budget and sales goals. I was a significant contributor to revenue growth of the company though innovative ideas and creative work. 

Work experience

Apr 2005May 2015

Freelance Graphic Artist 

IDG Communications LaFramboise design, Larchaud Dance 

Creating design and marketing solutions for clients  such as:
The Breast Cancer Foundation & La Société des musées 
québécoise.

Oct 2010Aug 2014

Country Product Manager

EF International Language Schools

Planning, coordination and development of sales & marketing activities / Leadership and development of sales staff / Full ownership of direct sales in the country and of the achievement of sales targets / Ownership of product budgets / Preparation and presentation of budgets, sales achievements and goals for annual meetings in Zurich headquarters. 

Jan 2007Sep 2010

Teacher / French as a second language, Art and Media    

Voice Intermediate School; Global Education

Organizing the classroom and learning resources / Creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment / Planning, preparing and presenting lessons / Motivating students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation / Providing feedback to parents on a regular basis and at Teacher-Parent meetings.

Aug 2006Dec 2007

Designer, Importation Coordinator

Maison Simons

Work closely with buyers in creating clothing designs / Place orders and oversee production / Day-to-day communication with overseas vendors / Quality control.  

Jun 2003Jun 2005

Educational Tour Director

Keating Educational Tours

Leading and organizing 1 week tours for Grade 5-9 Students in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto .

Sep 1998Jun 2005

Retail - Part time

Holt Renfrew, Colori , San Francisco

Sales experience in retail, reaching sales goals and providing excellent costumer service.

Education

Sep 2014Jun 2015

Social Media Certificate

IT University

Google analytics and Popular Social Media Networks

Sep 2001Jun 2002

Art Certificate  

Université Laval

Learning different art mediums and presenting a porfollio  

Sep 2002Jun 2005

B.A.C.C. Graphic Communication 

Université Laval

Communication, Marketing and Graphic Art 

Skills

Computer Skills

Extremely familiar with Creative Software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. 
Very Familiar with Microsoft Office.

Social Media Networks

Excellent knowledge of social media networks including Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress.

 Excellent interpersonal skills

Experience in public speaking, management and recruiting.

Bilingual French and English

Equal fluency both languages. Experience in writing communications for marketing or costumer engagement purposes.

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References

Kerstin Erdbrink - Director of Sales, North America- Education First +1 (914) 597-7232
Georges Levesque - President of GAL Consultants Inc. +1 (514) 941-9966
Marie Lardino - Principal of Voice Intermediate (Integrative) School  +1 (416) 691-4639