CV

Skills:
-thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
-working knowledge of the Adobe Suite
-working knowledge of WordPress
-working knowledge of FinalCut Pro
-WPM: ~80

Relevant Courses:
December 2011: Introduction to WordPress course (CEDA 250 F002) at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC)

Education:
September 2006­–April 2011: Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
-double major, Psychology and English Literature

September 2001–June 2006: Frank Hurt Secondary School (Surrey, BC)

Paid Work Experience:
October 2011–Present: Communications Coordinator for Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) (Vancouver, BC)
-report to the Communications Manager for St. Paul’s Hospital and CHÉOS’ Director of Operations
-create and manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) for this research organization
-network with other health care media professionals at conferences, online and in person
-promote and help facilitate CHÉOS’ biweekly Work in Progress seminars
-create briefing notes for Vancouver Coastal Health and various communications professionals
-draft press releases for various studies and reports
-coordinate production of, and write content for CHÉOS’ newsletter, Outcomes
-retain and manage confidential information
-manage the website (WordPress)

May 2011–Present: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (Vancouver, BC)
-act as first point of contact for this non-profit organization
-report directly to the Communications Manager
-prepare invoices; modify and maintain Excel sheets
-receive, prepare and track ingoing and outgoing shipments
-complete and fill out manual timesheets for payroll

May 2011­–June 2011: Census Enumerator for Statistics Canada (Vancouver, BC)
-visited citizens door-to-door in order to obtain completed census questionnaires
-maintained confidentiality when dealing with sensitive personal information of clients
-entered and tracked progress of questionnaires on an online database

April 2010–November 2011: Shift Supervisor at Starbucks Coffee Company (Vancouver, BC)
-managed cash and employees on shift
-worked as a team with coworkers to maintain a clean and positive environment
-worked quickly and under pressure to meet demands
-demonstrated leadership skills when delegating tasks

March 2011–June 2011: Research Assistant at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
-aggregated and track Canadian federal opinion polls
-recorded data using Microsoft Excel

April 2009–April 2010: News Editor for The Ubyssey Student Newspaper (UBC)
-worked on a team of twelve editors to produce a newspaper twice a week
-recorded and distributed minutes for meetings
-uploaded stories to the web using WordPress
-wrote and produced content on short deadlines
-researched for articles, conducted interviews
-edited stories for grammar, libelous content and style (similar to Canadian Press)
-maintained professional contacts through networking

September 2008–April 2009: Student Leader for the Faculty of Arts Academic Commuter Transition Program (FAACT) (UBC)
-organized lesson plans with a partner for weekly sessions with a small group of students designed to aid first-year commuter students with the transition to UBC
-helped students with questions they had about course planning and studying

March 2007–September 2008: Barista at Starbucks Coffee Company (Surrey, BC)
-handled cash while on shift
-wrote, edited and published a store newsletter
-developed good rapport with customers and coworkers
-worked at a busy store with a list of cleaning and side tasks to complete each day

June 2006: Freelance work for CBC Radio (UBC)
-planned, interviewed and edited a piece on the World Urban Forum

Volunteer Experience:
December 2011–Present: Social Media Coordinator for Student Dance Union (SDU)
-update and maintain SDU’s Twitter and Facebook accounts
-post updates advertising SDU’s March event, Red Carpet 2012, and fundraisers
-work with the Marketing team to create a social media strategy
-use the Adobe Suite to create promotional materials for social media accounts

September 2010: My Undergraduate Group (MUG) Leader for Imagine Day (UBC)
-introduced a group of about ten first-year students to the UBC campus and campus life for UBC’s one-day orientation event
-advised students on campus life, courses, classes and studying

September 2006–April 2009: Staff Writer at The Ubyssey Student Newspaper (UBC)
-wrote articles for all sections of the newspaper
-worked with other writers to develop a clear and concise style of writing
-organized and edited special issues of the newspaper

March 2006: Rookie Reporter for The Georgia Straight and CBC Radio
-participated in a weeklong internship with four other high school students
-conducted and edited streeters in Downtown Vancouver
-wrote a reflections piece that was published in the Straight

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