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Sarah Broitman

University of Victoria Student, B.A. Political Science

Skills

- Strong public speaker 

- Efficient, Motivated, Punctual

- Experience in event management

- Strong problem solving skills

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

- Extensive knowledge concerning EU affairs, international relations, and ethical theory.

Volunteer Experience

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

- 2017 to Present: Vice-President of European Horizons, University of Victoria Chapter

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

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

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

- 2012 to 2014: Active Oak Bay High leadership Volunteer - assisted in a variety of events and fundraisers

Qualifications

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

- Strong research skills

- Proficient with communication channels

- Team player, working well with people of all ages

- Able to take direction as well as work independently

- Enthusiastic, bright attitude

Achievements

Debate

  • First place After Dinner speech, Golden Gnome Tournament, 2012 and 2013
  • Third place at Vancouver Island Regional Debate Championship
  • Fifth place at BC Provincial Debates (Law Foundation Cup)
  • Qualified for Senior National Debate Championship 2014
  • Spotlighted in the Globe and Mail, the Province, the Times Colonist, and the Oak Bay news

Academic

  • Selected as a UVic Delegate on the European Union Study Tour & Internship Program (EUST&IP)
  • Honour Roll Oak Bay High School - Grades 10-12
  • University of Victoria early admit with Entrance Scholarship 

Work experience

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 am 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. 

Aug 2015Sept 2017

Cashier

University of Victoria Bookstore

At the University of Victoria Bookstore, I processed transactions efficiently and quickly while ensuring excellent customer service. The bookstore has lines of more than 100 people long around the beginning of each semester, so I am well-versed in crowd management and working under pressure.

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 visitors. I am meticulous, even studying Quebecois MedTech journals to see which medical jargon was preferred.

Aug 2015Dec 2015

VIP Server/Beer tub Attendant

Dejavous Nightclub & Lounge

As a server at Dejavous, I was responsible for ensuring VIP guests had the best experience possible. I set up their private tables, as well as served them beverages throughout the night. I frequently bussed tables as well. As a beer tub attendant, I sold a variety of beverages from a smaller bar in the lounge.

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.

Jul 2011Sep 2012

Researcher and Social Media Assistant

Amanda Cooper PR

I researched and compiled lists of up and coming people in the industry for my boss to have on her radar. I focused in on magazines and other media outlets, as the company worked for was a PR firm and those are their most important contacts.

Education

May 2017August 2017

European Study Tour & Internship Program

Capilano University / University Saint-Louis, Brussels

Completed a 3-week intensive study tour about the European Union in Brussels, followed by a 10 week internship with an EU-focused NGO. Was selected to participate in this program alongside a team of 45 students from across Canada.

Sep 2014Present

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

University of Victoria

I am currently a fourth year student at the University of Victoria pursuing a BA in Political Science with a minor in Applied Ethics with motivations to later pursue a Masters in Diplomatic Studies or International Relations. 

Sep 2010Jun 2014

Class of 2014 Graduate

Oak Bay High School

References

Kat Wright

General Manager of the UVIC Bookstore. Prefers to be reached via 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. 

Amanda Cooper

Owner of Amanda Cooper Public Relations and cofounder of Relocatus. Can be reached by phone at: 250-589-7618 or by email at: [email protected]