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Social Media Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 23, 2019

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To whom it may concern,

During my past experience, having worked as a first level Employee at a Multinational Data Research and Analytics Firm as well as heading and managing my own Small-Scale Business Firm, I have had the opportunity to build a deeper foundation in the critical areas of business at an early stage of my career from a managerial perspective. I am an energetic and an outgoing individual with a sense of determination and commitment towards my responsibilities. My greatest assets are my intelligence, my communication skills, and an ability to quickly grasp and handle situations especially under pressure. As a Research Associate- Investments and Private Equity at S&P Global Market Intelligence (formerly, S&P Capital IQ), I worked on a time sensitive and client-driven process which entailed performing with utmost quality under time bound processes. I managed to grasp and excel in the process of validations and revalidations, and in a period of just two months I was shifted to the Alerts Processing Team, a team that necessitated highly trained and proficient researchers. In just over a month, I was trained and proficient in the Alerts process which encompassed working on web crawler alerts of investment and private equity firms, their key executives, portfolios, funds, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. I have always been a hard worker with conscientious work ethics. Through my constant dedication at the firm, I did not only maintain a productivity of 110%, but also a quality that exceeded 90%, which is quite rare for an employee so new to the process I was assigned to. This experience has taught me to be well-versed in coping with pressures while meeting deadlines. Working in this capacity gave me a hands-on experience of the finance industry.

In the last two years, working as a Manager-Operations and Business Development (Owner) at Him Medical Store, I have gained exceptional entrepreneurial experience. Under this capacity I headed, managed, and worked with a team consisting of 6 people at my own retail and wholesale pharmaceutical business firm, with a revenue of $350,000, products ranging to 10,000 in variety, and a stock of over $120,000. I was the single point of contact for dealing with and making payments to over 60 creditors on a daily basis, preparing primary accounts, maintaining capital, arranging for finance and assisting annual firm audit. I also managed the dues from debtors and preserved cordial relationships with all the permanent clients of the firm. I was responsible for supervising internal and external logistics, maintaining appropriate stock at the firm, and one-to-one client dealing. This made me acquire the necessary skills to deal with different people at various levels, understand their individual needs, and effectively enhance communication and interpersonal skills. I have had a very diverse professional career. It was a real challenge for me to change my field of work from a Data Research Company to a Pharmaceutical firm as I had no educational background in Science, but I moulded my capabilities according to the situations and delivered more than what was expected of me. I was never hesitant in asking for advice and learning about more intricate areas of business from my team members because they had more experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical field than I did. During these two years as an Entrepreneur, I have received beyond positive feedbacks from my colleagues, clients, and creditors for demonstrating exceptional skills such as multitasking, client handling, attention to detail, and business awareness.

Owing to my profound experience, a diverse background, my effective communication skills, and a passion for a fit and a healthy lifestyle, I have recently started working as a Sales Advisor (Part-time) at Sport Chek (FGL Sports), wherein I provide constant advisory services to clients in order to enhance their knowledge and experience in sportswear merchandise at the outlet. I am currently pursuing my MBA (specializing in Finance) from Schulich School of Business, York University since Sept. 2018. I have a current GPA of 7.5 (on a scale of 9) and will be returning back to school in September 2019. Thus, in addition to my resume, I have provided above a brief overview of my abilities to match your specific needs based on the position competencies. I am certain that I would prove to be an asset to your organisation. I would welcome the privilege of speaking with you further and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time. Respectfully submitted,

Saakshi Sood.


Contact No: +1-647-***-**** Address: 1200 York Mills Road Email: Apt #1615, Toronto, ON M3A 1X9 EDUCATION

Schulich School of Business, York University Toronto, Canada Pursuing Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Finance. Sept 2018-Present

• Current GPA of 7.5 (on a scale of 9)

• Member of Schulich Finance Association at the University. University of London (UK) - International Programs Diploma for Graduates- Finance New Delhi, India

• Academics- passing with a Mark of Distinction across all finance courses. Jul 2014-May 2015

• Teamwork: Active Member of the Placement Cell (Connect) and the Dance Society (Blaize). Participated in group and quiz competitions.

• Awards: Receiver of the Academic Excellence Award and topper of the batch at ISBF. Granted Prize Certification of £100 in reference to 2015 Awards for Academic Achievement from University of London, a certification awarded to only Top Academic Achievers from around the world.

University of Delhi- Maitreyi College New Delhi, India Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) July 2011- May 2014

• Academics: a GPA of 3.0 overall along with a 4.0 GPA in Financial Management and 3.9 GPA in Fundamentals of Investment (on a scale of 4.0).

• Completed 27 courses with a focus in the field of Economics, Accounting, Finance and Audit.

• Teamwork: Member of UKIERI Exchange Program for two consecutive years. Active Member of the Dance Society (Zeal).

• Awards: Among top 10% of the students in the batch and passed with a Mark of Distinction in the three-year course. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sport Chek (FGL Sports) Toronto, Canada

Sales Advisor (Part-Time) Nov 2018- Present

• Engaging and communicating with the clients in understanding their personalized sportswear needs and enhancing their experience through constant client services by applying sportswear knowledge.

• Advise clients on the use and care of merchandise and concerning specialized products.

• Maintaining appropriate stock of merchandise at the outlet. Him Medical Store Shimla, India

Owner, Manager- Operations and Business Development June 2016- Sept 2018

• Leadership: Heading and managing a team of 6 workers at my retail and wholesale pharmaceutical business firm with an annual revenue of

$350,000, products ranging to 10,000 in variety, and a stock of over $120,000. Single point of contact for dealing with over 60 creditors on a daily basis.

• Facilitated computerization of the entire stock at the firm in a period of one week.

• Increased the personnel by 20% and revenue by 10% compared to previous year at the firm.

• Managed the logistics, one-to-one client dealing, primary accounts, capital and finance, payments to creditors, and collections from debtors at the firm. Handled direct, indirect, cash and credit sales of the firm and assisted annual firm audit. S&P Global Market Intelligence (Formerly, S&P Capital IQ) Gurugram, India Research Associate- Private Equity and Investments Aug 2015- June 2016

• Worked on a time-sensitive and a client driven process on the web crawler alerts of investment and private equity firms, their key executives, portfolios, funds, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.

• Learnt three different processes: validations, revalidations, and alerts processing at the firm in a period of just 3 months.

• Maintained a productivity of over 110% and quality of over 90% across all processes.

• Guided and mentored new hires across teams and processes.

• Took active part in the Corporate Social Initiatives under Community Impact Month at S&P. Worked with Maitri, India, an NGO that works in the field of child education, women empowerment, healthcare, environment and community development. Worked with Being Green, an organization working in the area of environment and community development by planting trees at schools and outskirts of the city, Delhi. BEYOND CURRICULUM

• Completed a certificate course in Problem Solving and Decision Making at Stratford University in collaboration with Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

• Completed a certificate course in Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Focus Learning Group in collaboration with Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

• Completed an Accounting Software course, Tally ERP 9 at NIIT with 81% score.

• Summer Internship and Industrial Training at Rajeev Sood and Co. (Chartered Accountants) from June 2014 to July 2014. Handled accounts of sole proprietorships and small business firms and prepared vouchers on Tally ERP 9 under constant guidance.

• Volunteer at AIESEC, Delhi IIT during my undergraduate study in 2012. Volunteered at several NGOs and institutions on specific social issues concerning education and skill development of underprivileged children.

• Volunteered with Balika Ashram, located in Durgapur, India, an organization functioning with the help of All India Kasturba Trust. Facilitated activities such as imparting craft training and social education, arranging for books and study materials, and organizing creative workshops for the children residing at the NGO.

• Arranged for a Donation Box at my firm in association with Kalyani in Sirmaur (India), an organization working on developing cow sanctuaries to provide abandoned cows with shelter and dispensaries.

• Organised and lead an Initiative among pharmaceutical firms to utilize and supply spare medicines for free on a monthly basis to the largest Government Hospital (IGMC) in the Province. Encouraged firms in the area to actively contribute to the cause. INTERESTS

• A hobbyist Sketcher and an Ice-Skater.

• A Blogger of motivational and inspirational quotes and compositions and of Nature Photography on social media platforms.

• A passionate Dancer and a Performer in street jazz and other contemporary styles of dancing. Member of Dance Societies -Zeal and Blaize during my undergraduate and graduate study.

• A Yoga Enthusiast and love for travelling and exploring new places and people. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

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