Zoe, a term 6 BIT Network Management student, has been selected as Cisco Live Dream Team Canadian Representative for this year.
Please click on the link below to see Zoe’s video application
Please see below for her answers to the application questions …
Describe why you are motivated to participate in this development opportunity with Cisco. (max 400 words)
I would love to join the 2015 Dream Team because I feel it would be an excellent skill developing experience, awesome resume item, and assist in making new business connections.
Describe any experience or qualities which demonstrate your ability to work with IT equipment, collaborate in a team environment, and deliver outstanding customer support. (max 400 words)
While working at a crown corporation (Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries) I; assisted end users with day to day troubleshooting, managed the casinos network and services across Manitoba, assisted floor staff on slot machines and event staff in the building of the new Club Regent Event Centre.
During my contract at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights I worked on building the network infrastructure for the gorgeous new building. I worked in the server room from Cisco Nexus 7000 to the AP located around the sculpture (the building has unique insurance because it actually is defined as a sculpture instead of a building). At the museum I worked with the mobile app department; developers and museum visitors, training and trouble shooting. As well assisting all departments in every day IT questions and issues.
I started a business where I do Managed Services (Glass Frog Technical Services) for small to medium sized businesses and assisted another IT company (Octopi Managed Services Inc.). At both companies I use Cisco equipment and recommend Cisco gear to my clients. At Octopi they were going through a bad year (5 year old company/7 person team) and asked me to help – after joining them in November I took over; Operations Manager, Project Manager, Sales Engineer, Technical Support, etc and they had their most successful month ever this January. I have clients in many different professional fields and even locations; recently I managed a project of upgrading a client with offices in Canada and US, upgrade their office backbone to tunnel between the three locations.
Previous to Netacad I also worked four years as an IT Manager at Lazer Grant LLP.
Provide examples of any accomplishments or achievements you have in the area of IT and Networking outside the traditional classroom environment, including community outreach activities, consulting services, awards or recognition, etc. (max 400 words)
– Started a business, Glass Frog Technical Services
– Assisted a business that was in trouble, Octopi Managed Services Inc.
– Director at Manitoba Ferret Association (Social media, Website, Technical support, 2009 – present)
– Member of Skullspace Winnipeg Inc. (2013 – present)
– Speaking at DigiGirlz this coming April 15th, mentoring young woman pursuing IT careers
– Red River College Mentor Program, joining international students with local students
Describe any other accomplishments or unique attributes you would like to share (i.e. military experience, languages spoken, business ventures, etc.)
– Started a managed services business, Glass Frog Technical Services
– Assisted a business that was in trouble, Octopi Managed Services Inc., who now is up and running more successful than ever before
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Congratulations Zoe on this great achievement and we all hope you have fun in San Diego. And take lots of pictures!!!!!