Talya Estey


Redeemer graduate


Work Experience

1. Admissions Student Worker | Redeemer University, Ancaster ON, Canada

August 2020 – Present

  • Representing the university by leading tours of the school and hosting informational sessions, and helping to schedule and organise visitation events
  • Engaging in frontline communications through phone calls and emails with prospective students

2. Resident Advisor | Redeemer University, Ancaster ON, Canada

August 2019 – April 2020

  • Responsible for living in a dormitory with new university students, holding weekly group meetings, and responding to emergencies and crises

3. Shift Leader | Catapult Coffee & Studio, Saint John NB, Canada

May 2019 – August 2019 

  • Led shifts at a social enterprise café providing work opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment, including refugees and individuals leaving rehabilitation programs
  • Trained and mentored incoming baristas, ensured high quality customer service, and was responsible for financial record-keeping at the end of each day

4. Refugee Opportunity & Development Intern | Branches of Hope, Hong Kong, China

May 2018 – July 2018

  • Contributed to ongoing work with the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Hong Kong by compiling research, conducting comparative analyses, and interview local community members
  • Assisted in planning and hosting a fundraising banquet for community stakeholders

Volunteer Experience

1. Preschool Daycare Co-Teacher | Ancaster Christian Reformed Church, Ancaster ON, Canada

September 2017 – December 2017

  • Taught and cared for 4-5 year olds on a weekly basis by creating and delivering lesson plans; preparing games and craft activities; and communicating with parents.

2. Summer Camp Leader | Full Gospel Assembly, Saint John NB, Canada

July 2013-2017 (seasonal position)

  • Cared for a group of 15 children ranging in age from 4-12 years by coordinating and leading games and activities, encouraging enthusiasm, and responding to crises as needed.
  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email talya.estey@gmail.com

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