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					Alex Dorward
09 Tigo Park, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada B2G 2M6
Cell: 1 613-724 1529
Email: alex.dorward@rogers.com
Website: http://alexdorward.com

OBJECTIVE
      Seeking relevant professional work experience upon graduating university in April, 2011.

EDUCATION
      2007-2011         Bachelor of Information Systems – St. Francis Xavier
                        University (commencing fourth year)
      2003-2007         Ontario High School Diploma – South Carleton High School
      March 2002        Corporate Finance Course – University of Ottawa

SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
       Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver,
        Photoshop, SAP and intermediate C++, JAVA and ABAP programming languages
       Experienced with database and network design and implementation
       Willing to work hard to get the job done right
       Outgoing personality; interact well with others
       Fluent in English and French, intermediate in Spanish, basic knowledge of Arabic
       Ability to make tough decisions; deal with complaints and disagreements; and
        effectively and manage diverse publics
       Excellent organizational skills, openness to suggestions and the ability to deal with
        diverse personalities, behaviours and cultures

WORK EXPERIENCE:
      March 2010 – Present: (Reid Business Services E-Commerce Consultant) – Antigonish,
      Nova Scotia
       Duties included developing online marketing plans, automating business processes,
        performing web audits, process modeling, POS system setup, e-commerce creation and
        implementation, website creation, and conducting market research

      May 2009 – May 2010: (St. FX Students’ Union Returning Officer) - Antigonish, Nova
      Scotia
       Duties included running electronic election system for student elections, enforcing
        election bylaws and promoting student elections

      May 2009 - August 2009: (Zain Group Business Development Analyst) - Seef, Bahrain
       Major responsibilities included creating an indexing program, setting up network folder,
        creating country snapshots for potential markets, creating a live comparables table with
        live company overview datasheet, and analysing financial information

      January 2009 - July 2009: (St. FX Students’ Union Web Administrator) - Antigonish,
      Nova Scotia
       Responsible for updating news and feeds on the website, as well as modifying the design
        if necessary. Website maintenance is also frequently done as well as other media duties.

      May 2008 - July 2008: (Zain Group Operations Systems Support Specialist) - Seef,
      Bahrain
       Responsible for debt profiling, loan compliance, million dollar money transfers, as well as
        other administrative tasks.

      April 2008 - January 2009: (Technology Support Group (TSG) Contact Centre
      Representative at St Francis Xavier University) - Antigonish, Canada
       Responsibilities included troubleshooting hardware, software, and wireless issues in
        person, by phone and email, as well as logging and administering service requests.
   January 2006 - June 2006: (Web Designer and Admin) - Ottawa, Canada
    Responsible for website design and ongoing maintenance for LADCOMM Corporation;
     other responsibilities include web based research and related administrative activities

   June 2006 - October 2007: (Web Designer) - Ottawa, Canada
    Responsible for design and creation of the Ottawa Inner City Health Inc.’s website

ACHIEVEMENTS
    Won third prize in the Wes Nicol Business Competition at St. Francis Xavier University
    Finished 1 in 2009 and 3 in 2010 in St. Francis Xavier University’s Interview Idol
                st                rd

     competition
    Graduated from high school with a 90% average
    Won World Issues and Computer Engineering excellence awards in high school
    Governor General’s silver medal for academic excellence
    Ontario Scholar
    Finished first overall in Ottawa and 11 in the province of Ontario for the Sprott Business
                                            th

     Challenge run and hosted by Carleton University (550+ participants)
    Founder and member of South Carleton High School’s first Ping Pong Team and
     organizer of major tournaments; went on to win two tournaments

VOLUNTEER WORK
    July - Sepember 2010: Raised $4710 for War Child Canada by running the Toronto
     Waterfront Marathon (42km)
    August 2010 - present: Meet with a student at the Coady Institute weekly to help them
     improve their English.
    September 2008: Raised $815 (3 in Canada) for Shinerama, a cystic fibrosis charity
                                        rd

    2006 - 2007 season: Head coach of a GBA house league team, age 13
    January 2006 - August 2007 : Responsible for design and ongoing maintenance of the
     South Carleton Ping Pong Team website
    2005 - 2006 season: Head coach of a Goulbourn Basketball Association house league
     team, ages 11 and 12
    2004 - 2005 season: Head coach of a Goulbourn Basketball Association house league
     team, ages 9 and 10 (youngest head coach in history of basketball association)
    Graduated from high school with over 450 hours of volunteer service in four years (40
     hours of community service required to graduate)
    2003 - 2004 season: Assistant coach to two Goulbourn Basketball Association house
     league groups ages 10 and 13
    November 2003: Volunteered at the Granite Ridge Long Term Health Facility to spend
     time with and assist elderly residents
    Worked with Latin American charity Acceso International (educational assistance
     programmes)

OTHER
    Active sports enthusiast: basketball, rugby, tennis, table tennis, PADI certified rescue
     diver (total of six certifications), snowboarding, squash, running
    Hobbies include underwater photography, travel, web site design, movies, sudokus, and
     politics
    Have travelled extensively throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central and South
     America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Have traveled to over
     fifty-five (55) countries.
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Past Employer:
Lisa Apfeld
Owner of Reid Business Services. Antigonish, NS
lisa@reidbusiness.ca

Past Employer and Recruiter:
Graciela Sarasua
Employee for Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. Ottawa, ON
gsarasua@rogers.com

PERSONAL REFERENCE

Friend of family:
Judy Shields
Employee at Hydro One. Toronto, ON
judy.shields@hydroone.com

				
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