Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

Ontario Graduate Certificate

Humber College
  • Courses Include: Presentation Skills, Media Relations, Communications Planning, Social and Digital Media, Research Methods for PR, Public Affairs, Writing
Sep 2007 - Apr 2010

Bachelor of Arts

McMaster University
  • Courses Include:  Studies in Communication, Critical Race Studies, Classical Chinese Philosophy, British Literature

Work History

Work History

Sep 2010 - Present

Promotions Assistant

Humber Students' Federation
  • Work with a team of nine to provide promotional support forHumber Students' Federation initiatives, including at least three weekly events and contests
  • Carry out all promotions in a timely and effective manner
  • Provide support with promotion/advertising campaigns
  • Brainstorm and implement new and creative ideas to create awareness and engage students with all Humber Students' Federation initiatives such as weekly contests and special events
Nov 2008 - Present

Sales Associate

Boathouse
  • Engage with customers and provide greater insight on apparel
  • Provide excellent customer service by developing ideas of potential sales and promoting products effectively
  • Brainstorm with managers to design and implement new strategies to improve store dynamic; created communication log increasing consistency in delivery of store and promotions announcements
  • Recognized in “Hot Shot” program by surpassing weekly goals increasing store profits
Feb 2010 - Sep 2010

Sales Associate

Billabong (Off The Wall)

  • Communicated with customers effectively to gauge needs and to meet exemplary customer service standards
  • Improved store dynamic by maintaining a friendly and approachable disposition to both customers and fellow staff members
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Media Relations Officer

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

  • Acted as a media and information officer accompanying international journalists in media centres, areas of information and documentation, airports and areas reserved for international media

  • Responded to media requests for general information about the media agenda

  • Co-ordinated the media room bookings and ensured that they were adjusted accordingly

Skills and Qualifications

  • Team player with a collaborative problem-solving style
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Familiar with media kit development (news releases, advisories, fact sheets, backgrounders)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and PowerPoint
  • Received Extended French Certificate

Interest

Gourmet foods, philosophy, baking

Certifications

Certifications
Dec 2010 - Present

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Social Media Campaign Planner
Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

McMaster University

Humanities Representative