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Summary detail item Summary

Graduating Architectural Technologist looking to further my knowledge in the industry. Using my strong technical skills, job experience, and the mindset to succeed, I seek job opportunities to better myself as a person and the quality of my work.


Education detail item Education

Architectural Technology Program | Sheridan College

September 2019 – Present

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities
  • Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  • Prepare estimates of costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.
  • Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  • Contribute to the design of architectural projects.
  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.
  • Participate in sustainable design and building practices.
  • Assess buildings and their interiors and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.
  • Apply business principles and templates to design and building practices.


Experience detail item Experience

Sales Associate | Pro Hockey Life

August 2018 – Present

  • Apply hockey knowledge to help customers make informed decisions about everything they may need
  • Committed to providing great shopping experiences for multiple customers at a time
  • Assists with the store appearance and layout
  • Processing cashier purchases accurately, effectively, and efficiently
  • Adheres to company policies and templates
  • Collaborate with managers and co-workers on many tasks

Co-op Student | Primeline Windows and Doors

January 2021 – January 2022

  • Worked in the drafting department
  • Translated project drawing packages from architects into shop drawings for windows and curtain wall systems
  • Main focus being plans, elevations, and detail drawings all done using AutoCad

Co-op Student | Sotawall

July 2020 – September 2020

  • Dimensioned and organized parts for fabrication
  • Learned Inventor software to complete tasks
  • Helped other employees when asked upon


Skills detail item Skills

Technical Skills Soft Skills
  • Efficient AutoCAD skills
  • Efficient Revit skills
  • Photoshop skills
  • Knowledgeable on the Ontario Building Code regulations
  • Organized hand drawing skills
  • Efficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Illustrator Skills
  • InDesign organization knowledge
  • Dreamweaver webdesign skills
  • Effective Sketch Up skills
  • Well spoken and comprehensible
  • Organizational skills
  • Decision making and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • ability to multitask
  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Positive attitude and behaviour
  • Time management skills


Acheviements detail item Acheviements

  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award
  • Achieved overall highest mark in high school construction class
  • Honour Roll High School Graduate (achieved honour roll for each year)
  • MHL vs GTHL Midget Hockey All-Star game – chosen to represent MHL
  • Achieved full G-license
  • Consistently a leading employee collecting donations for “jumpstart” charity
  • Pro Hockey Life employee of the month award










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