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My name is Tara McIlroy and I recently completed  the Humber College post-graduate PR certificate program. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. I am currently a Student CEO Volunteer with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and am interested in the non-profit industry.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience in media kit development (news releases, fact sheets, backgrounders)
  • Strong sense of initiative and leadership skills
  • Works very well independently and with others
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Internet Explorer

Work experience

Aug 2010Dec 2010

Events Assistant

Humber Students' Federation
  • Organizing and planning on average 4 events per month and event promotion
  • Event set-up and tear-down as well as cleaning duties
  • Exceptional customer service and strong initiative and leadership
  • Creation of spreadsheets and word documents for various events
  • Answering telephones, greeting students and answering student inquiries
  • Handling cash at events as well as event security, pat downs and food preparation
May 2010Aug 2010

Patio Server

The Boiler House Restaurant
  • Serving food and beverages in a fast-paced, fine dining environment
  • Outstanding communication and problem solving skills with all customers and staff
  • Offering excellent customer service
  • Maintaining friendly and professional manner and polished appearance
  • Handling cash, debit and visa purchases, answering customer inquiries
May 2009Apr 2010


The Ale House
  • Serving food and beverages in a fast-paced, student setting
  • Excellent customer service and communication between customers and staff
  • Handling cash, debit and visa purchases and answering customer inquiries


Sep 2010Apr 2011

Post-Graduate Certificate

Humber College
Sep 2006Apr 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Queen's University



May 2006Present

Smart Serve

Smart Serve Ontario
May 2009Present