- External Affairs Graduate at BHP Billiton
- About Me
Recent Bachelor of Commerce, Finance major at the Edwards School of Business with a convocation date in the fall of 2011. Electives were focused in Accounting and Economics. Awarded the 2011 Edwards School Grad Maher Award for the “student with the most involvement with the local business community as exemplified by both public relations ability and community interface".
Throughout my undergraduate degree I obtained three challenging summer student positions and one consulting position. During this time I also organized and participated in numerous not-for-profit and philanthropic initiatives including large scale events, conferences, and competitions across Western Canada.
Engaged, passionate, and dedicated employee and community member with a hard work ethic, eagerness to learn and a willingness to take on challenging opportunities both in teams and individually. Recipient of the 2010 Saskatoon Tourism Leadership Award for Conferences/Conventions.
Confident communicator and presenter, policy writing and implementation, undergraduate level financial understanding and consciousness, not-for-profit entrepreneur, strategic leader and analyst, passionate volunteer, social media, organizational skills, attention to detail
- Work History
External Affairs Graduate at BHP Billiton
August 2011 – Present
Two year new graduate program developed to maximize knowledge of the company and skills developed within the external affairs department.
Lean Implementation/Cost Analysis Project Consultant at Yanke Group of Companies
July 2011 – August 2011 (2 months)
One month temporary term position. During this time I worked with the VP Corporate Development and Process Engineering to analyze accounting information and implement policies to maximize value from overhead expenditures.
Internal Co-Chair at JDC West 2011 Business Competition
August 2009 – March 2011 (1 year 8 months)
JDCW is Western Canada’s largest, most prestigious undergraduate business competition and is an incorporated non-profit organization with an annual operating budget of over $500,000. In January 2011 JDC West welcomed over 550 business students from 11 of Western Canada's best educational institutions, 50 industry professionals, and over 150 volunteers to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the furthest east the competition has ever been.
Treasury, Tax, and Insurance Summer Intern at Cameco Corporation
May 2010 – August 2010 (4 months)
Aided Treasury, Tax, and Insurance department through various independent and group projects.
Business Strategy Case Team Captain at Edwards School's 2010 JDC West Team
September 2010 – January 2010
Represented ESB in the Business Strategy case in Prince George at JDC West 2010 and received a personal letter of recognition from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall for involvement with the team.
Distribution Engineering Administration Summer Intern at SaskEnergy Incorporated
May 2009 – August 2009 (4 months)
Prepared financial reports and analyzed job cost data for the Director of Engineering, coordinated payment of accounts payable with the Accounting Department, and performed human resource, clerical, receptionist and administrative duties.
Human Resources and Administration Summer Intern at Innovation Credit Union
May 2008 – August 2008 (4 months)
Worked primarily in the areas of employee compensation and development. Prepared short-term incentive and office ergonomic reports for the VP of HR. Gained overall experience with several payroll databases while processing payroll bi-weekly.
Edwards Business Student Society (Various Roles)
The EBSS is the governing body for Edwards’ 1600 undergraduate students. It is operated by 50 members and has a $250,000 annual operating budget.
2008-2009 Second Year Representative
- Received recognition letter from Assistant Dean for planning premier academic event, Pick-A-Major
- Responsible for planning social events Rider Trip and LB5Q, western Canada’s largest BBQ
Five Days for the Homeless Awareness Campaign - Homeless Participant
- BHP Billiton