John Molson School of Business at Concordia University
I have recently invested in the Dev Bootcamp (DBC) experience which was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life. It has re-wired my brain for accelerated learning. I am now confident in saying that I can pick up any programming language quickly. It has allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of:
From my past professional experience in digital advertising and educational background, I developed the following skills: perseverance, resilience, grit, decision making, and critical thinking based on honed research abilities.
I am currently working at Apple in the Siri division.
Software Engineer @ As an engineer in the Siri division I perform software engineering specific to translation and localization of the client’s voice recognition software and other cloud-based software user interfaces. I am challenged daily on practical implementations and engineering solutions. This opportunity enables me to have a major impact on the design and implementation of the next generation of Siris’ cloud-based services. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) Account Associate @ Marketing consultant with a portfolio of an important number of national and regional consumer packaged goods, financial services, retail, and QSR/FSR clients with a focus on In-Store, Direct-to-Home and Digital advertising and promotional programs. Reached over +300% of goal for the year. From January 2012 to July 2013 (1 year 7 months) VP Marketing @ On the executive team that chaperons 4 major competitions for 13 business schools in eastern Canada. As VP Marketing my role was to create/manage a website from scratch, create partnerships, manage social media platforms, sustain healthy relationships in-between schools, organize events, among other tasks.
http://www.refaec.ca/ From April 2012 to April 2013 (1 year 1 month) Account Coordinator @ Provided support in the handling of a wide portfolio of clients while generating new business leads. Developed In-Store, Direct-to-Home and Digital advertising and promotional programs. Specialized in consulting to bring added value to a traditional marketing plan. From October 2010 to December 2011 (1 year 3 months) Orientation Staff Manager @ Managed over 60 individuals and coordinated activities/concerts for Concordia's student population over a period of two months in prepartion for the 2010 Orientation. This position highly tested my work endurance, required extreme focus and patience. It primarily allowed me to gain management & relationship skills. From July 2010 to September 2010 (3 months) Director of Marketing @ Worked at the forefront of a team of 8 individuals. Managed a substantial budget financed by student's tuition fees and was put in charge of several marketing campaigns/projects related to increasing awareness of the associations under the governing umbrella. This position was particularly challenging as it required creativity, autonomy, personal time management skills, and acute communication skills. While it entailed promoting to the student population it also involved partaking in the proper execution of the events. From August 2009 to August 2010 (1 year 1 month) Marketing Representative @ Worked in a company that specializes in tutoring services. Was responsible for sponsoring several events and worked as the marketing distributor (flyers, posters, etc). Dealt with the logistics in organizing tutoring "crash courses" for students from major universities. This position required dealing with customer relations, operation management, and logistics. From November 2008 to May 2010 (1 year 7 months)