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ROCHELLE JACOB

Kangaroo Road 21 | Bel Air, St. Maarten |+721-522-6043 | rochelle.jacob@outlook.com

EDUCATION
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
January 2014-March 2014
TEFL Teacher Certified (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Specializations: Teaching English to Young Learners, Teaching Business English
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
September 2010-December 2011
M.A. Media and Journalism
Areas of Concentration: Media, Culture and Society/Media and Journalism
York University, Toronto, ON
B.A. Honors in English and Communication Studies

Areas of Concentration: English Literature and Media


International School of Aruba, Aruba
12th Grade Headmasters Cup Graduate

EXPERIENCE
Education Administrator/ Teacher, Learning Unlimited Preparatory School, St. Maarten, Dutch
Caribbean
July 2015-Present
-Education Administrator
-Assistant to schools headmaster
-Managing schools accounts payable via Quick Books, ordering supplies
-In charge of enrollment, wait-list management, prospective student coordination (testing, admissions, tours)
-Human resources management (new hire, immigration coordination)
-Marketing and Advertising LU events, news and information, maintaining schools website, Facebook,
and twitter feed
-E-mail management/communication to parents, students, all staff, outside LU community
-Teacher Grades 9-12 Journalism
-Teaching High School students Journalism concepts and techniques, writing for news platforms, research
for news platforms
-Advisor for schools first digital newspaper, Griffin Gazette
-Schools Yearbook advisor
In-House Sales Executive, Divi Village Resort Aruba, Noord, Aruba
September 2014-December 2014
-In-House vacation ownership/timeshare sales executive
-Listened to guest requirements and presented appropriate vacation ownership product
-Maintained and developed relationships with existing in-house owners vie telephone, e-mail and in person
providing support and information
-Advised in-house owners on forthcoming product developments, discussed special promotions
-Record and maintain sales information, review sales performances aiming to meet/exceed targets
-Vacation consultant
Sales and Service Officer, Caribbean Mercantile Bank, Noord, Aruba
October 2013-December 2013
-Two months training in sales and service with reference to banking
-Training in banking retail sales (loans, mortgages, accounts opening/closing, customer service)
Journalist, The Daily Herald, St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
April 2012- June 2013
-News reporter for leading newspaper in the North Eastern Caribbean

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-Wrote news as well as feature articles on local and international events


-Beats: police/ uniformed forces, crime, local entertainment, education, service clubs
Content Intern, Stars Entertainment Media Group, Toronto, ON
January 2010- May 2010
-Responsible for writing articles on entertainment news in film, television, music and popular culture
-Conducted interviews by phone and/or Skype
Volunteer, LG/Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto, ON
October 2009-October 2009
-Assembled and distributed promotion packages and fashion catalogues to various magazine editors and
guests
-Assisted in preparing the Runway Room for upcoming fashion shows in terms of
design and form
-Provided friendly and effective customer service to guests
encouraging repeat attendance
-Welcomed and seated attendees
Administrative Assistant, Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda, Toronto, ON

-Designed, organized, and prepared brochures to be distributed among Antiguan


and Barbudan nationals in Canada
Administrative Assistant, Valero Energy Corporation, Aruba

-Maintained Valero database files by updating information on a regular basis


thereby assisting in loss prevention
-Developed and filed new employee charts to document employee training to
facilitate accurate retrieval of employee accomplishments
-Typed and edited correspondence, statements, forms, and presentations for the
Technical Department
-Supervised the distribution of confidential documents within and among the
various departments of Valero in Aruba, the United States and Canada
-Booked and coordinated meetings and conferences for the entire staff of the
department
Sales Associate/Cashier, Dufry, Aruba

-Skillfully provided product information on a wide range of cosmetics


-Effectively performed customer service duties
-Sustained awareness of, and adapted to, market trends and product innovations
-Managed one store location independently
Volunteer, Hurricane Productions Concert Committee, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA

-Volunteered for the Universitys largest student run entertainment and


programming board
-Marketed concerts and events to
University students through the distribution of flyers, placing posters throughout
campus grounds, and public announcements
-Assisted in arranging dressing rooms for invited artists such as Ozomatli
-Aided in assembling and dismantling equipment for the concert venue/design of
concert venue
-Ushered during concerts by welcoming students,
ensuring comfort and safety of students
Office Assistant, International School of Aruba, Aruba

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-Assisted schools Guidance Counselor and schools secretary


-Handled confidential student files
Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, International School of Aruba, Aruba

-Responsible for booking advertising appointments with leading advertisers on


the island, reducing production cost
-Organized and ran the schools yearbook committee
-Arranged and directed photo opportunities for 12 different grades
-Wrote articles/Proofread and edited submitted articles
Administrative Assistant, Labco, Aruba

-Implemented a filing system that improved efficiency


-Re-arranged existing customer and business files
Camp Counselor, Conseho Hubenil San Nicolas (CHSN), Aruba

-Resided on organizing committee for the CHSN summer camp


-Assisted in designing and launching camp activities and events
-Supervised campers ages 6-13
LANGUAGES
English- native language
Spanish- speak, read and write with high proficiency
Dutch speak, read and write with high proficiency
Papiamento- speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency
German- basic competence
ACTIVITIES
-English Instructor, La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino (February 2015 April 2015)
-English writing Seminar Instructor, University of Aruba (October 2014)
-Tang Soo Do Green belt (August 2014- present)
-Dancer- Teatro Di Danza Arubano (April 2014- present)
- Volunteer with St. Pauls Active Readers Club (Toronto)
-Volunteer with the National Building Program of Habitat for Humanity, Toronto, ON
-York University Dance Team 2005-2008
-Vocal Ensemble of York Students 2006-2008

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