Rodson Garcia

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Bachelor of Commerce

Royal Roads University

The Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management (BCom) program focuses on the rapidly changing global economic environment and the opportunities for entrepreneurial activity. Much of the program is delivered through case analysis in a team setting where students develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The result is intra- and entrepreneurial- leadership combined with management skills that translate theory into practice. The BCom program involves identification and pursuit of opportunities, marshalling of required resources and their strategic allocation, and management. It is focused on enabling students to be successful innovators, be it in new businesses or in implementing new ideas in established organizations. Underlying this focus is developing an understanding of the relationship between business, society and the environment. Students acquire the skill set required for workplace success.

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to successfully run a business or become an effective manager – from writing a business plan to managing finances and understanding business law. Graduates will possess the kind of communication, critical thinking, problem solving, team player and global thinking skills that intra/entrepreneur’s require.

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Diploma

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT Polytechnic)

The Administrative Information Management (AIM) two-year diploma is a specialized program in the School of Business – the only program of its kind in Canada. The program is a mix of business theory courses, practical information management and hands-on computer applications training. AIM is designed to provide graduates with the confidence and skills they need to succeed in business. Graduates have a firm understanding of how to gather, analyze and present various types of business information. Business courses include: project management, business studies, design studies, report and proposal writing, office administration, accounting, supervision, training and event management. Computer courses include: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, project management, web page design, desktop publishing, digital imaging and accounting software applications. At the end of the second year, students complete a one-month practicum in a business environment and will be able to choose a career in a wide variety of exciting and challenging industries.

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - May 2010

Practicum Student

WestJet

Utilized the training and development from my AIM diploma to achieve the following:

  • Scheduled training programs
  • Organized annual event
    • Maintained guest list
    • Prepared collateral materials
  • Actively participated in team meetings
    • Provided feedback
Sep 2007 - Feb 2010

Front Desk Agent

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
  • Filed daily and monthly reports
  • Consistently answered phone calls and handled guest requests
  • Handled cash of $500 and up to $4000 per shift
  • Created reservations for individuals and groups between 6-10 guests
Nov 2006 - Sep 2007

Assistant Manager

Nando's Flame Grilled Chicken

Managed the restaurant while the owner was away

  • Server/Bartender – took orders between 5-10 tables
  • Assembly Line/Grill/Production – grilled whole chickens and prepared orders
Jun 2003 - Feb 2007

Swing Manager

McDonald's Restaurant

Managed evening shifts

  • Team Leader – motivated and set goals for team members
  • Crew Trainer – trained new employees proper procedures
  • Customer Service – provided outstanding service

Skills

Skills

Public Speaking

Undergone training and development to improve best practices when speaking to an audience. Presented to a panel of judges on many occasions whether in school related projects or case competitions.

Communication

Effectively interact with various team dynamics through verbal and written forms of communication. Active member RRU Student Association as Grad Representative, which required constant communication with other board members and the student body.

Time and Stress Management

Work life balance between school work and extracurricular activities. Effectively juggled 11 courses at SAIT during fourth semester while working part time.

Networking

Attended school related events involving industry experts both from SAIT Polytechnic and Royal Roads University. Attended social events as part of case competition to network with students from universities all over North America and with judges from a wide variety of companies.

Critical thinking/Creative Problem Solving

Took part in live business cases to resolve issues concerning the business operations, marketing, or human resources. Demonstrated through case competitions (Innovision Consulting) both in Montreal, QB and Victoria, BC.

Leadership

Took initiative and lead over ten projects in different courses from People at work, Organizational Change, Strategic Marketing, to Entrepreneurial Project. Acknowledged as the top five leaders amongst my class at Royal Roads University.

Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite 2007 - Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, and Outlook Adobe Software CS3 & Visio