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Ethan Black Kitesurfing Instructor

Halifax, NS, Canada
Kitesurf Instructors

Bachelor of Commerce, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON                                                             2018 – Present

·       GPA: 4.07/4.3; Relevant Courses: Finance I & II (A+), Mathematical Analysis (A+), Economics (A+)

·       Scholarships: D.I. McLeod Dean’s List with Distinction (Top 10% of class), BCOMM 91’ Award, Excellence Scholarship

·       IB Preparation Program: Completed Investment Banking Prep Program; a full year extra-curricular program that covers topics including valuation, M&A Analysis and LBOs


Nova Scotia High School Diploma, Citadel High School, Halifax, NS                                                                                                                                                                                               2015 – 2018

·       Awarded Principal’s List Distinction Award, Frank E. Milne Scholarship

·       Completed 6-month cultural student exchange to Centro Educativo Tsunesburo Makiguchi (Panama City)


Instructor, Halifax Kitesurfing School, Halifax, NS, Canada                                                                                                                                                                          Summer 2018 & 2020

·       Certified Level 1 International Kiteboarding Organization Instructor to teach all levels of riders via watercraft assisted lessons

·       Managed school and handled kite shop operations


Instructor, Strong Kiteboarding, Nitinat Lake, Vancouver Island, BC                                                                                                                                       2019

·       Over 120 certified independent students with a zero-injury track record

·       Developed outstanding ability to communicate clearly in inherently high stake, dangerous situations to maximize client safety and enjoyment


Tender Operator, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, NS                                                                                                                                                                                          2018

·       Managed ~35+ club boats at ~200+ dock locations while monitoring fuel sales and generating daily fuel reports to ensure efficiency of equipment use

·       Acquired excellent organization skills in order to maintain a smooth-running club for all members


Speakers Director, Queen’s Real Estate Investment Association, Kingston, ON                                                                             2018 – Present

·       Lead a team of 4 coordinators with a specific focus on connecting with real-estate professionals and executives in order to secure sponsorship funding and bring speakers to events throughout the year to offer educational experiences

·       Promoted from First Year Representative (2018) to Sponsorship Coordinator (2019) to Speakers Director (2020)

·       Individually raised $3,000 from corporate sponsors, recognized as highest-grossing sponsorship coordinator on executive


Innovation Lab Facilitator, Discovery Center, Halifax, NS                                                                                                                                            2017 – 2019

·       Guided youth through innovative applications of STEM in order to increase career interest in technical fields among youth

·       Recognized for “going above and beyond” as a volunteer for my implementation of a weekly youth coding camp to equip hundreds of kids with a skillset for a technological future


Co-Founder and VP of Finance/Marketing, Loop, Halifax, NS                                                                                                                                                                                                  2017-2018

·       Created and tested innovative calendar software on a team of 4 students, offering services to local school administrators

·       Outperformed projected market penetration by securing contracts with 6 schools, surpassing our goal of 2, through original marketing strategies and product excellence


·       Financial Modelling: Completed Marquee Group’s financial modelling course

·       Sports: Sailor and highly accomplished kiteboarder, attending national competitions and leading awareness efforts around Nova Scotia, placed 1st at Prince Edward Island “Throwdown” provincial competition

·       Cases: 3rd Place Queen’s Corporate Case Competition

·       Languages: Conversational Spanish speaker

Software: Proficient in Python & Java programming languages, MS Excel,