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Sarah Broitman

University of Victoria Student, B.A. Political Science

Skills

- Strong public speaker 

- Efficient, Motivated, Punctual

- Strong problem solving skills

- Experienced with both Mac and PC programs, such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Volunteer Experience

- 2014 to Present: Volunteer Judge for DSABC Debate events in Victoria

- 2017 to 2018: Director of Student Affairs for the UVic Undergraduates of Political Science (UPS) Course Union

- 2017 to 2018: Project Chair for YWIB International Women's Day Conference

- 2016 to 2017: UNITE HERE! Local40 Union Committee Representative

Qualifications

- Multilingual (Fluent English and French, and conversational skills in Spanish, beginner Italian and Hebrew)

- Service-oriented worker with years of experience in guest-service

- Strong research skills, and knowledge of migrant patterns, issues, and policy

- Proficient with technology and software 

- Team player, working well with people of all ages and backgrounds

- Able to take direction as well as work independently

- Enthusiastic, bright attitude

Achievements

Academic

  • Publication:
    • "The Myth of Mutliculturalism: Germany's 'Failure' Contextualized". On Politics, 11(1). Fall 2017. p. 10-19.
  • 2017: Selected as UVic Delegate for the European Union Study Tour & Internship Program (EUST&IP)
  • 2014: University of Victoria early admission with entrance scholarship

Debate

  • Various awards received from 2012-2014 for Public Speaking and Debate tournaments.
  • Spotlighted in the Globe and Mail, the Province, the Times Colonist, and the Oak Bay news for debate.

Work experience

Oct 2017May 2018

Events Assistant and Web Content Manager 

Office of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs, University of Victoria

I am a work-study student with the office of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs at UVic. In this role, I am responsible for 6-8 websites at a time for the various interdisciplinary programs run through the office. I keep the content up to date, correct errors, change formatting, and write content. The sites are run on the Cascade server and I have obtained substantial knowledge of website management in this position. My role also asks that I assist the Director of the Social Justice Studies program. In that capacity, I mostly assist the director in the organization and execution of events. I also assist both the SJS director and my supervisor at the OIAP office with administrative tasks.

June 2017Aug 2017

Project Management and Lobbying Intern

Centre for European Progression (CFEP)

During my internship with CFEP, I held a variety of responsibilities including: writing original content for their political blog and newsletter, proofreading the writing of others, and the organization of a panel debate on EU-Turkey relations which I also moderated. The organization of the debate including finding speakers, event promotion, set up, working document preparation, and writing a summary report after the event. I also created content and monitored the various social media profiles held by CFEP.

Mar 2016April 2017

Guest Services Agent / Concierge

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

As a Guest Services Agent and Concierge at the Chateau Victoria, I was responsible for ensuring all guests receive outstanding customer service throughout their entire stay. This includes duties such as efficient check-in and check-out procedures, resolving any internal guest issues, and organizing anything from dinner reservations to scheduling sight-seeing outings. Administrative duties were also included in this role such as: closing and balancing the shift float, faxing and filing of documents, writing incident reports.

Aug 2015Sept 2017

Cashier

University of Victoria Bookstore

At the University of Victoria Bookstore, I processed transactions efficiently while ensuring excellent customer service. The bookstore has lines of 100+ people around the beginning of each semester, so I am well-versed in crowd management and working under pressure. I worked seasonally for the bookstore over the course of two years.

Sep 2015Jan 2016

Freelance Translator

I have done projects for two different medical technology sites. I translated their English material into French to accommodate French Canadian web visitors. 

Oct 2013Jul 2015

Cashier/Grocery Clerk

Fairway Market

I handled grocery transactions whilst providing attentive customer service. Kept customer in good spirits through small talk and assistance with groceries. Was often scheduled during rush hours due to speed and crowd management skills. Other duties included: general cleaning of the store, stocking shelves, and bagging orders.

Mar 2011Feb 2013

Personal Tutor

I was a personal tutor to middle school aged children, many with learning disabilities. I worked on everything from reading and writing to math with them, but specialized in French Immersion subjects and foreign languages (primarily Spanish). I also put a focus on early development of positive work habits and study techniques.

Education

May 2017August 2017

European Study Tour & Internship Program

Capilano University, Vancouver / University Saint-Louis, Brussels

I completed a 3-week intensive study tour on the European Union based in Brussels, followed by a 10 week internship with an EU-focused NGO. I was selected to participate in this program alongside a team of 45 students from across Canada. I was among six others on the UVic cohort, and spent my internship period with the Centre for European Progression.

Sep 2014April 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

University of Victoria

I have just completed a BA in Political Science with a minor in Applied Ethics at the University of Victoria. I have plans to later pursue a Masters in Global Affairs to further my studies. I will be fully finished my program in late April 2018.

Sep 2010Jun 2014

Class of 2014 Graduate

Oak Bay High School

At Oak Bay High, I was enrolled in the French Immersion program, as well as a variety of extracurriculars. I graduated with a double dogwood, awarded for completing the French immersion program, and also spent three years studying Spanish.

References

Karen Erwin

Program Assistant for the Office of Interdisciplinary Academic Programs. Can be reached by email at     [email protected] or by phone at 250-472-5185

Ágnes Szucs

General Manager at the Centre for European Progression. Can be reached by email at     [email protected]

Marion-Ann Berry

Guest Services Manager at Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites. Can be reached by email at     [email protected] or by phone at (250) 514-9326.