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Sarah MacKinnon

19 Highland Drive
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

E d u c a t i o n :

1996 - 2000
Bachelor of Information Systems
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Scholarships Awarded: Entrance Scholarship (96), In-house Scholarships (97 - 99)
Final Averages: (96-97) 86.4 % (97-98) 87.7 % (98-99) 87.6 % (Oct 99) 91.4%
Rankings: (96-97) 1st of 49 (97-98) 3rd of 49 (98-99) 2nd of 46

1993 - 1996
Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Completed a University preparatory course of study and graduated with honours in 1996.

W o r k E x p e r i e n c e :

May 1999 - Aug 1999
Database Designer / Information Systems Analyst
Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Duties included creating an evaluation information system by analyzing the institute's current system and creating or updating MS Access databases. An entire systems analysis was completed, including all electronic and manual systems, ensuring routine data collection to correspond to the institute's evaluation strategy.
April 1999 - Aug 1999
Web Developer
Organization for Human Nutrition Education
Duties included updating and organizing a web site for a national organization.
Sept. 1997 - 1999
WEBFX Technology Support Student Intern
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Participated in a University program to implement WebFX technology in the classroom. Duties included teaching Microsoft Office 97, world wide web tools, and working on various projects with a Nursing faculty supervisor.
Spring 1995 - 1998
Computer Lab and Internet Instructor
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Duties included assisting in the instruction of Internet, Computer Science, Information Systems, Nursing Informatics, Microsoft Office and Simply Accounting courses. Duties also included the management and general maintenance of computer laboratories for the Technology Support Group.
May - August 1997
Prospect Researcher
University Advancement
St. Francis Xavier University
Duties included researching information to update alumni records and to locate prospective alumni to participate in philanthropic contributions.
October 1996
Microsoft Word Instructor
June 10 - Sept 30 1996
Travel Counsellor Nova Scotia Tourism, Economic Renewal Agency
56 West Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, 902-863-4921
Duties included providing accurate travel information for visitors in the Visitor Information Centre, making reservations for visitors using Check-ins computer technology, keeping the centre in immaculate condition and leaving a good impression on all visitors by making sure their stay in Nova Scotia is the best possible.
June 1996
Microsoft PowerPoint Instructor
St. Francis Xavier University
Taught a three hour workshop to the Nursing Department on the uses of Microsoft PowerPoint including the construction of overheads, slide shows, and presentations on the computer.
April 1995 - Nov 1996
Antigonish Town and County Recreation Lifeguard/ Water Safety Instructor
Mr. Raff Henderson (town) / Mrs. Marlene Melanson (county)
Lifeguard and Instructor for the Learn-To-Swim program. Duties included supervising and teaching young children ages four to twelve and recording pool information in reports.
Summer of 1995
Computer Instructor
Mrs. Marlene MacKinnon
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Personal tutor for two children ages 9 and 11. Lessons included word processing, basic DOS commands and fundamental computer knowledge.
Summers of 1991, 1992
Computer Camp Assistant
St. Francis Xavier University
Assisted in the teaching of computers to young students ages eight to sixteen. This course covered various basic computer skills including word processing, BASIC language and constructing databases.

S k i l l s :

   Extensive knowledge in the use of computers including:


	Business Solutions	Microsoft Project, Simply Accounting

	Database  		Microsoft Access, Paradox

	Graphics Software	Adobe Photoshop 4.0, Corel Print House, Live Image, Microsoft Photo Editor, Paint Shop Pro	

        Internet		Cute FTP, Netscape\Communicator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mosaic, Pine, WS-FTP

	Languages		BASIC, C, COBOL, HTML, Javascript

	Operating Systems	MSDOS, Microsoft Windows 3.x\95\NT, Linux

	Presentation Software	Microsoft PowerPoint, Corel Presentations

	Software Suites		Microsoft Office 4.0\97, Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Works

	Spreadsheets		Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3

	Word Processors  	Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Professional Write

Fully trained Peer Drug Educator. Activities include speaking to and discussing with elementary students about health risks and social problems in our community.

A c t i v i t i e s:

President / Communications Officer
Elected President (98-99) and HTML editor / Communications Officer (96-98) for the Information Systems Society at St. Francis Xavier University. President duties include organizing all society events. Editor duties include maintaining the IS homepage and web design as well as providing information to society members.
START Committee Member
Part of the Summer Teen Activities and Recreation Team which is dedicated to providing activities for the youth of Antigonish Town and County throughout the summer.
Irondale Drama Group
Participated in a drama group which performs forum theatre presentations on important social topics.
References available upon request.

Homepage: http://www.stfx.ca/people/x96/x96vum/welcome.html