Shelby Jamieson

Place of birth: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Current location: Holweide, Germany

Phone Number: +49 175 537 40 35

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Professional Summary

Top performing graduate research assistant with strong proficiency in writing, editing and proofreading of technical documents. Over 5 years experience in administrative related positions and customer service working with the general public. Previous experience in the Agri-Foods industry working directly with suppliers and industry stakeholders on projects related to topics of sustainable agriculture, including development, global health, food security and nutrition.

Skills

100%

Administration support

100%

Reporting

100%

Time Management

90%

Information Technology

100%

Cultural Awareness

100%

Writing & Editing

100%

English

50%

German

Education

10/2017 - Present

M.Sc. (Agri.) Sustainable International Agriculture

Kassel Universität and Georg-August Universität Göttingen

09/2011 - 12/2015

B.Sc. (Agri.) Major Agriculture Business, Minor Agricultural Economics

Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture

01/2014 - 05/2014

International Study Abroad

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)


Work Experience

05/2018 - Present

Research Assistant

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August Universität Göttingen , Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

Role: Support the Chair of Farm Management and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development with ongoing research projects and language editing services.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Increased research efficiency within the department by taking on data entry specific tasks, including inputting raw survey data into Excel for PhD students.
  • Eliminated errors by correcting grammatical content of top-quality research.
  • Boosted future endeavours by providing writing instructions and feedback to researchers.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Time Management
  • Professionalism
  • Follows tasks through to completion in an efficient manner.
  • Respects personal boundaries and uses discretion as needed.
  • Resolves matters of conflict in a respectful manner.


01/2020 - 03/2020

Free Project

Chair of Farm Management, Department Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

Role: Conduct a focused research project that deepens the central element of the Microfinance class: the case study.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Supported in conducting three qualitative interviews (up to 60 minutes with Ph.D. students from the University of Göttingen.
  • Supported in transcribing these interviews.
  • Wrote a short paper on the basis of the three interviews titled: "Determinants of Poverty - Three case studies from smallholder farmers" (15-20 pages).


Learning Outcomes:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving skills

05/2018 - 05/2019

Language Editor & Proofreader

Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Society, Witzenhausen, Hessen, Germany

Role: Maintain and develop wherever possible the journal's profile and reputation.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Reassured professional quality and academic integrity of the journal by correcting documents (book reviews, manuscripts, conference reports) for errors, including proper use of citations in scientific text. 
  • Ensured a supply of high-quality manuscripts to the journal in quantities in line with the publishing schedule.
  • Provided strategic input into the journal's development, providing strategies for development.
  • Continually engaged with the editorial board on the progress of the journal and editing procedures.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstration of Knowledge
  • Collaboration with Teams
  • Writing, Editing and Design





05/2017 - 09/2017

Summer Season: Retail Sales Associate

Tatamagouche Brewing Company, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Promote the brand of Tatamagouche Brewing Company through skillful presentation and description of beers, the brewery and the town for the summer season, May - October.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Provided guests with an enjoyable and knowledgeable craft beer experience, making recommendations and providing knowledge about the surrounding area.
  • Ensured a clean service environment - inside and out.
  • Accurately processed transactions in the point of sale (POS) system and maintained accurate record of sales - performed cash out at end of every shift, matching slips with corresponding type of money and completed paperwork.
  • Participated in routine meetings, tastings and trainings to stay informed about product developments.
  • Learned with the team to be able to lend a hand across the business from the bar to the canning line, to brewing to better understand the product in order to share products, services and information with our customers.
  • Represented the brand at local events.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Problem Solving
  • The ability to think on my feet and solve problems.
  • Integrity
  • A strong and honest work ethic.
  • Professionalism
  • A positive representation for our brand
  • Focus
  • A focus on the customer.
  • Growth Mindset
  • To learn and share.


09/2015 - 04/2017

Barista

Harbour Grounds Café , Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada

Role: Customer Service in the food and beverage industry. Make and serve speciality beverages, such as coffee and tea, and foods, such as sandwiches, muffins or cookies. Package coffee blends, make coffee and tea, explain menu items to customers, clean, and ensure that customers are comfortable and satisfied.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Provided excellent customer service.
  • Enhanced a strong and reliable customer base by providing genuine and friendly service, while enhancing the customer experience overall.
  • Increased sales by upgrading our Instagram portfolio with modern and creative marketing (photos, original design) to promote products such as baked goods and daily specials. 


Learning Outcomes:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Growth Mindset
  • Team Work

02/2016 - 10/2016

Biodiversity Research Assistant

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN), Newfoundland, Canada

Role: Create and publish a research report that explores and assesses various perspectives on seed security issues in Newfoundland and is meant to inform the creation of an action plan for seed security work in Newfoundland in coming years.


In partnership with:

  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • FLEdGE: Food Embedded, Globally Engaged
  • ACORN: Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network, The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Echo Foundation


Achievements/Skills:

  • Produced and published a report of current seed security work in Newfoundland.
  • Contributed to further seed and agricultural biodiversity conservation work in the province by producing and publishing a feasibility study.
  • Produced interview guides, completed in person and over the phone interviews with industry stakeholders such as local farmers, government representatives and academia. Transcribed interview notes and drafted report sections.
  • Completed ethics paperwork and regular invoices with weekly phone check-ins.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Qualifications in qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge
  • Good understand of food security, seed security, and biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Knowledge of existing food and seed security stakeholders in Newfoundland.
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Self Initiative
  • Ability to take initiative, work in self-directed manner, and work from home.

05/2015 - 09/2015

Summer Internship: Food Security Policy

Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda), Kampala, Uganda

Role: Complete one summer internship with NGO SEATINI-Uganda, hosted in Kampala, Uganda.


In cooporation with:

  • Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Kampala, Uganda
  • Dalhousie University, Department of International Development Studies
  • Community Foundations of Canada ("CFC")


Supported by:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program ("QES")


Achievements/Skills:

  • Contributed to organization of campaigns on issues facing smallholder farmers in a globalized economy.
  • Carried out peer-reviewed research and written documents.
  • Provided logistical support during the implementation of farmer workshops and community meetings.
  • Assisted in the development of programme reports for management.
  • Contributed articles for distribution in newsletters, position papers and the website.
  • Supported the development of relevant partnerships within civil society, parliament, research and academia.
  • Participated in specially-designed public engagement training workshops and delivered public engagement activities, including presentations, both in Canada and in Uganda.



Learning Outcomes:

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Personal Development
  • Collaboration
  • Interpersonal Skills


09/2014 - 09/2015

Dal Lead - Participant

East Coast Students Leadership Conference, PEI, Canada

Training and Development


Purpose and Description:

  • The East Coast Student Leadership Conference (ECSLC) is an annual conference held at a college or university in Atlantic Canada. The event was hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island in November 2014.


  • Attended a series of workshops delivered by their peers and other student services professionals as well as keynote speakers including Heather Jarvis, Anita Acai, Andy Thibodeau, and Nicole Haire.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Enhanced Self Awareness
  • Healthy Behaviour
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships
  • Establishes mutually rewarding relationships with friends and colleagues.
  • Participates in establishing a respectful environment for all community members.

09/2013 - 05/2015

Information Technology Services Computer Lab Assistant

Information Technology Services - Faculty of Agriculture, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Assist part-time the Information Technology Services (ITS) computer lab throughout the entire academic year.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Provided general software support for the computer lab areas at Dal-AC.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, and internet applications including webmail amongst others.
  • Proven ability to learn and help others.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective Communication
  • Exhibits effective listening skills
  • Professionalism
  • Follows tasks through to completion in an efficient manner.
  • Respects personal boundaries and uses discretion as needed.
  • Resolves matters of conflict in a respectful manner


09/2011 - 05/2015

Equipment Room Staff / Athletic Events Staff

Langille Athletic Centre - Faculty of Agriculture, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Assist the Langille Athletic Centre with recreational facilities on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Campus. Student Assistants can work in three areas at the Centre: Athletic Events, Webcasting and the Equipment Room.


Achievements/Skills:

  • As Athletic event staff, my duties included facility event preparation, security and staffing, minor officiating and game day announcements.
  • As Equipment room staff, I monitored the equipment room, coordinated and assisted with Athletic Centre programs and handled bookings and cash.
  • Furthermore, I assisted the manager with daily facility procedures, including answering multi-line phones, handling memberships, bookkeeping, and routing messages to appropriate staff and greeting visitors.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Healthy Behaviour
  • Articulates relationship between health and wellness and accomplishing life goals.
  • Exhibits and promotes behaviours that advance a healthy community.
  • Personal Values
  • Articulates and acts in congruence with personal values.


04/2015 - 04/2015

Careers Pathways Program at Canadian Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention and Trade Show - Participant

Canadian Produce Marketing Association ("CPMA") and Foundation for Industry Talent , Montréal, Canada

Training and Development


Purpose and Description:

  • The CPMA Annual Convention & Trade Show is CPMA?s keystone event and Canada?s largest event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry. The event provides a unique forum for industry leaders to enhance their business opportunities in Canada through an exceptional combination of education and networking opportunities. CPMA?s Annual Convention and Trade Show attracts over 3000 participants from all segments of the produce supply chain and showcases produce from around the world.


Supported by:

The Department of Business and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture


Achievements:

  • Participated in Specialized workshops, including Industry Overview, Career panel workshop, Industry tour (large-scale green house), and young professionals session.
  • Engaged in networking opportunities with industry leaders and mentors.
  • Completed assignments which added value to the learning experience.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engaged with Industry Professionals
  • Knowledge and Insight into the Produce and Floral Industry
  • Education and Learning Experiences



01/2014 - 01/2015

Chairperson

Shinerama - Faculty of Agriculture, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research and care.


The Shinerama Chairperson runs the campaign for Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus and is responsible for overseeing events, promotions, sponsorship and the committee.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Raised over $3,000 CAD for Cystic Fibrosis Research Canada.
  • Managed fundraising efforts on behalf of the Students' Union, including volunteer recruitment activities, event planning and management, handling of equipment rentals, budgeting of allocated funds and distribution of cash.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Participates in service/volunteer activities
  • Personal Values
  • Enhanced Self Awareness
  • Articulates personal strengths and weaknesses


04/2014 - 09/2014

Summer Student Assistant: Athletics Centre

Langille Athletic Centre - Faculty of Agriculture, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Maintain, and improve wherever possible, the Langille Athletic Centre recreational facilities on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Campus.


Achievements:

  • As a summer student assistant, duties include assisting with Athletic Centre programming and coordinating recreational leagues, programs and camps.
  • The assistant also monitors the equipment room, prepares facilities, and handles cash and bookings.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective Communication
  • Personal Values
  • Intentional Learning
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Employs critical thinking in problem solving forms decisions or opinions based on past personal experiences.

09/2013 - 09/2014

Tutor - Managerial Accounting

Student Services - Faculty of Agriculture, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: Provides students with course-specific support. This entails detailed one-on-one assistance in various subject areas that students find challenging.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Worked with students on academic development related to particular courses (in this case, Managerial Accounting)
  • Scheduled and facilitated tutoring sessions for individual students or small groups, and abided by the Tutor Agreement and included Code of Ethics.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Leadership
  • Demonstrates effective leadership styles and qualities when making decisions.
  • Exhibits ability to visualize a group purpose and desired outcomes.
  • Encourages and empowers others.
  • Exhibits positive role modeling.

04/2013 - 08/2013

Summer Job: Restaurant Associate

Tim Hortons, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: The responsibilities for the position focus on customer satisfaction.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Provided exceptional service, energy, and passion for the product.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work in fast-paced environments, multitask, and communicate well with coworkers and customers alike.
  • Greeted customers, took food orders, correctly inputted purchases, accepted various forms of payment, answered questions about products and services, and kept stores cleaned and sanitized.
  • Properly handled and stored food products.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality

04/2012 - 08/2012

Summer Internship: Teaching English as a Second Language

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

Role: A joint collaboration between the former "Nova Scotia Agricultural College" (now Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture) and the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Attended pre-departure preparation and orientation workshops (including both professional and personal training development outcomes)
  • Improved the conversational English skills of students by leading classroom learning activities and encouraging student engagement.
  • Created lesson plans and managed classrooms of 12-20 students in a professional manner.
  • Promoted a health exchange of cultures among students and teachers
  • Participated in cultural learning activities with students and staff members outside of teaching hours.
  • Attended mandarin language lessons once per week.



Learning Outcomes and Feedback:


"As I came to know Shelby her interpersonal skills and her clear vision on applying her knowledge and authentic learning was obvious. With three international study/internship placements as evidence, [she] has always been a student who understood and valued the importance of becoming a global citizen.


In my international role I was involved with Shelby's pre-departure preparation and orientation for her internship in China. I followed her time at our sister university in China and am able to report that [she] dealt with the cross-cultural aspects very well, experiencing the normal culture shock and then moving beyond.


In my opinion, the cross-cultural skills Shelby has developed will serve her well in the future if or when she is working with a company involved in, or which is strategically expanding into new global markets."


-- Dr. Nancy L. Pitts, Associate Professor, Assistant Deal International, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

06/2010 - 09/2011

Recreation Leader

North Shore Project Service Management Society, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

Role: During the months of July and August in 2010 and 2011, I was employed by NS Project Management Society as a Recreation Leader. In 2010 I was an assistant and in 2011 I was the Coordinator for the summer program for children ages 5 to 12.


Achievements/Skills:

  • I was responsible for the planning and implementing of a day camp program which was held daily for seven weeks, which included physical activity, crafts and healthy snacks.
  • I was also responsible for the safety and well-being of the children enrolled in the program as well as competently handling any discipline problems.


Learning Outcomes and Feedback:


"Shelby was very involved with the program and this was evident by the enthusiasm she displayed when working with the children and in consultations with me.


[She] was very conscientious, dependable and she was an excellent role model for the children she was in charge of.


I was very impressed with [her] ability to interact with the children and I am confident of her abilities to tach and lead youth."


-- Christine Pankhurst, Manager


Volunteer Experience

01/2015 - 01/2016

Community Volunteer Program - Group Leader

Growing Home: Youth Networking Event

Role: A Youth networking event for youth ages 18-29 to harvest ideas for a better Truro-Colchester community.


Achievements/Skills:

A volunteer leader attends meetings and assists the Team Leader with organization of the workshop and helps facilitate and lead small groups (5-6 people) with discussion topics and presentation of key ideas.


Learning Outcomes and Feedback:

  • Professionalism and Positive Attitude


"Shelby always made the extra effort to be on time, and make sure she followed through on all tasks

[She was] extremely positive, and attended every meeting

Shelby was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure all of the work she did was done right"


--Sarah Hingley, Event Manager

02/2015 - 02/2015

Agriculture Literacy Week - Facilitator

Truro Public Library

Role: Help excite youth about agriculture.


Achievements:

  • Delivered an educational outreach program aimed at young students 5 to 12 years old with the overreaching goal of generating awareness and excitement among youth in agriculture.
  • Led a series of learning activities that were both fun and educational, which were aimed at teaching students about agriculture in Nova Scotia and across the country.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership
  • Mentor

Sports

Cross Country Runner

Competitive Club Sports (2014-2015)


Purpose and Description

Cross Country Club Team Athletes represent DAL AC during the ACAA sport season in training programs, travel and competition.


Achievements/Skills:

  • Sport skill development, teamwork, leadership development, persistence and excellent time management are strong elements of a competitive club team athlete at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus and are reinforced through competition and campus engagement, promoting a well-rounded student athlete.


The Cross Country team competes against other colleges and universities in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association.

Languages

English - Native or Bilingual

German - Limited Working

Honours & Recognition

EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA (EDC) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to students studying business combined with environmental or sustainability courses in excellent academic standing (minimum B average) and includes study/work experience outside of Canada.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to mobilize a dynamic community of young global leaders to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.
CANADIAN PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION CAREER PATHWAYS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (2015)
The CPMA Career Pathways Scholarship Program is designed to attract the best and brightest students to begin a career in the fresh produce and floral industry.