Casual Sales Playbook Interns

The bottom of this page displays the list of those interested in being casual interns for participants and alumni of the Sales Playbook Development Program.

The list is ordered according to the order the potential interns applied.

They will join the participants in cohort #4 of the program that runs every Tuesday from September 27th to December 20th.

Those interns also have access to Drew Williams and Craig Elias every two weeks during a one-hour peer mentoring session as they work on the sales playbook of the company they are interning for.

The desire is that the interns should not require more than 30 minutes of a company’s time twice a week – something like 30 minutes on Monday to get direction and 30 minutes on Friday to share their efforts.

If you are one of the companies looking for potential interns, review the information each intern provided when they applied and email Craig Elias with your top four choices.

At the end of the 13 week, playbook development program, companies will have the opportunity to hire them as full-time interns and apply to have Venture for Canada provide 50-70% of their compensation (to a maximum of 50-70%) during an internship that can last up to 20 weeks.

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Full NameHenry Ha

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

The opportunity to be exposed to other roles and industries, which can help me discover my interests and how I can contribute

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

As a new grad, I am flexible with my time and availability
I am willing to learn to do well with the tasks given, and I learn quick
I am adaptable to changes (moving to Canada in 2016, being the first to attend university, becoming a proud Canadian citizen) and would welcome a challenge to push my limits

Full NameJames Stevenson

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
REASON FOR APPLYING

To learn new things in business and sales

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

My eagerness to learn new things.
My Empathetic and enthusiastic personality
My strong commitment to seeing a job is done thoroughly and effectively.

Full NameNhat Vu

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

I'm very interested in the opportunity to work with the startup community and tech ecosystem in Calgary and learn from the great minds of startup founders and fellow peers.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

– I’m a driven individual who always aspires to improve myself every day through building skills and learning new knowledge. Therefore, I believe I will spend much effort to take advantage of this opportunity.
– I have had many years of experience working in retail sales for electronics and high-ticket items through my interpersonal skills. I hope to improve those skills and learn more professional skills in sales.
– I’m currently working with Platform Calgary and I’m very passionate in working for the Calgary tech’s ecosystem. Throughout my time at Platform, I have gained some insights into the tech ecosystem and I would like to put my knowledge to good use through learning and working for a startup.

Full NameAshwin Thomas k

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

More than the internship, I would like this opportunity to learn and make connections. So that is the most interested part that I see in this program.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

Fast Learner
Problem solver
Flexible
Because of these three reasons I would definitely say I am a great intern for this program

Full Namedalton middleton

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Learning sales skills and applying them. As well, being engaged in open discussion with sales professionals willing to help.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1) Willingness to learn
2) Committed
3) Engaged

Full NameMeaghan Rewniak

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Learning how to more effectively sell my services and assist my clients

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1.) I am an outside of the box thinker who likes to learn and create new solutions

2.) I want to coach neurodiverse and disabled entrepreneurs in the future, and this will increase my skills, and skills I can share with others

3.) I don’t have a lot of sales experience so this training would be crucial to the growth and expansion of my business.

Full NameTanveer Sandhu

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
REASON FOR APPLYING

Gain valuable experience

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

Business administration education background
quick learner
self-determined and disciplined

Full NameIsmail Laghmiri

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Getting to use my skills in the field, learning on the job

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

I’d love participate in this program, I like solving challenges and learning new skills. I’m an open personality that likes to interact with other people.

Full NameMitul Thobhani

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

A learning opportunity

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

Fast learner
Adaptable
Creativity

Full NamePaul Sacco

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

I like to help business grow

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1 – I have experience with sales and marketing
2 – I understand strategy
3- I have an intense customer focus that builds trust.

Full NameAnup Raj Aryal

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Opportunity to learn from internship, opportunity to share knowledge and experience and excellent platform to learn real-life work culture

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

Reason 1 – I have various years of experience in sales, marketing , customer service and community service. With these past experiences, I believe that I will be able to contribute something stronger to give best outcomes to reach goals of the company.

Reason 2 – I have strong dedication to learn and grow. I am currently studying at NAIT. I want to learn more to be more productive in this competitive work environment.

Reason 3 – I am a people-person who is always motivated to help people in their different needs like learning, finding better products, advising people to make a better choice for a better life. This helped me a lot to make my sales skills stronger.

Full NameRose-Marie Nyberg

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

I am interested in a career in sales or customer success. I am keen and ambitious to benefit from, or to contribute to the Sales Development Rep (SDR) training and internship opportunities being developed in Alberta's startup community and tech sector. I want to participate in a sales playbook development program and learn how to create and use sales playbooks while getting exposure to potential employers within Alberta's startup community and tech ecosystem.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

I believe that I am a great internship candidate for this program because I am a true entrepreneur who is dedicated to life-long learning, staying embedded within the business and tech communities. I recently earned my second Bachelor of Arts degree (English major/Philosophy minor) from the University of Lethbridge in June 2022. I earned my first Bachelor of Arts degree (History major) from the University of Lethbridge in April 1996. I first started my entrepreneurial journey when I was 11 years old and babysat for most of the neighbors in my childhood home, where I had learned a lot about childcare as I am the eldest of five. When I was 21 years old,. my second youngest sister Nancy (17 years old) was dying from a cancerous brain tumor. I promoted Zellers credit cards in Grande Prairie and earned enough commission sales so that I could cover all our family’s living expenses while my Mom Margaret and my second eldest sister Rachel took care of Nancy at home. I was the sole income support for my family then as my father left when I was 15. I started my first business called Legal Prep Services in September 2004 after taking a Self-Employment Program with execuserv plus inc. in Lethbridge. I was hired by a local law firm for a 15 month contract after agreeing to close the business in exchange. I took some business courses at the University of Lethbridge from 2016-2018 and have also being an active participant in entrepreneurial training through different avenues, including Women Entrepreneurs in STEM. This month of September 2022, I started a new business called Content Strategist For Hire in order to be able to provide research, writing, and editing services based upon my 26 years of work experience between degrees in areas of law, politics, education, and government. I am now keen to learn app development and work in the tech field or other related opportunities. I bought my business license to be able to work from home. I have a brand new 15’6 inch HP laptop and Shaw is installing smart phone capacity this week so I will be able to make sales calls from my home office. I really need to work from home for a career and also so I can take care of my 79-year old Mother who is also my neighbor and suffers from chronic disabling osteoarthritis. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Full NameSanya Mateen

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

An opportunity to learn, grow and contribute for the better.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

A year of retail experience has taught me how to deal with varying behaviours of customers. I am a quick learner, pay attention to detail and adapt as per circumstances. Furthermore, I believe one never stops learning and that gained any experience is always beneficial.

Full NameMackenzie Hunik

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

An opportunity to get hands on experience in the sales process.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

I am an aspiring entrepreneur myself looking to learn by doing. As a neurodivergent individual, learning by reading and attending classes is an incomplete learning experience for me – applying myself to new challenges is how I learn most effectively.

I am a SAIT student studying Mechanical Engineering Technology looking for a part time job in a role that will help me grow by learning new skills.

I am passionate about the growing tech sector is Calgary and I want to help in any way I can – people shouldn’t need to leave their home to find the jobs they need, as I have witnessed entrepreneurial peers leave this city time and time again. I see this internship opportunity as a way I can contribute directly to growing a desperately needed tech sector and community at home.

Full NameLara Cardinal-Thom

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

I would like to gain experience and to expand my network

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1) I am hard working
2) I would love to talk and interact with people who have real world experience
3) Growing my network and meeting others with similar interests

Full NameSimranjot Kaur Mallhi

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

I am always curious to grab opportunities which allow me to learn something new and enhance my skills. As l am working at Domino’s pizza as a assistant manager so l would like to learn how to increase sales and retain competant employees.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

Good communication skills to attract customers. As
In my last semester l did one volunteer event for AARCS in which me and my team organised an event at parkdale community association where we did five booths. From those 5 booths I did mehandi bhooth in which I collected 600 dollar in just 3 hours and from all the 5 booths we collected 2000 dollar . Therefore, l believe that l have good communication skills to attract customers and also has some business skills to increase sales.

Great ability to multitask along as working as a genral worker I also take on finance responsibilities,dealing with customers , shipment responsibilities , and also assists the genral manager at the domino’s store .

I have planning and prioritizing skills along with decison making and problem solving.

Full NameRavinder Singh Kambo

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
REASON FOR APPLYING

Internship is itself a interesting thing to do as it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn new things about how a company works and provide a good kick start to work with company.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

As almost at the end of my studies in sait for business administration, this is the right time for me to do internship; starting from my high school and secondary studies to sait i have always end up with great scores and endless knowledge. I have ability to learn and catch things early, have creative mind and always try to do things in a smart and fast way.
Moreover, i have done three different kind of jobs like customer service in a mall, cashier at gas station, and kitchen supervisor at popeye, i know how to deal with customers, how to do the book keeping, multitasking, team work as working with 10-12 people at a time each day.
Family Background with a clothing business which has enhanced my ability to work with 40-50 people a day and meeting more than 200 customers a day, it helped me to enhance my managerial skills.

Full NameKateryna Bryzh

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

Practical experience in sales that can be applicable for business, learning from experts and contributing to creation a sales playbook that can be really useful.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1. I have been working with clients from different countries for the last five years learning how to deliver the best customer service and satisfy customers needs.
2. Starting my own business recently and understanding how sales work may be useful for future sales playbook.
3. Having great communication skills and working with people from different countries may contribute to the program.

Full NamePrashant Raj Rana Bhat

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

how to build from an idea to a business

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1. Very curious
2. Good communication skill
3. Open minded

Full NameChristopher Svean

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Getting sales experience and the opportunity to learn and network with top business leaders in Alberta.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

I have a keen interest in sales, both for personal and professional reasons and I think this program will have a huge benefit.

As someone who has worked in the trades and is trying to switch industries, I view this program as a great opportunity for me.

Finally, I have just started my own business and the networks and knowledge I’ll gain will be invaluable, I also know that it will be just as much as a positive experience for me as everyone else, as I am a happy and positive energy to be around.

Full NameDawn Jama

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Customer Service
REASON FOR APPLYING

What interests me most about the casual sales internship program is the opportunity to learn about and experience the sales process in a hands-on way. I am also interested in the opportunity to interact with mentors and learn about their needs and how to best meet them. This internship program seems like a great way to gain valuable sales experience and learn more about the industry.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1. I have a strong interest in sales and marketing, and I believe that I have the skills to be successful in this program.

2. I am a quick learner, coachable, and I am willing to put in the hard work to learn everything I can about the sales process.

3. I have excellent interpersonal skills and work well in team environments – as a former, I’m excited to bring my skills to a new industry.

Full NameNiki Kearl

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Recently I completed the Bachelor of Technology Management degree at NAIT. Currently I am working on my own business for 3D Printed Orthotics, and would greatly benefit from helping to create a professional sales playbook for an established company.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

+ During the last two years I have won several competitions for Innovation and marketing.

+ My network includes many of the mentors that will be involved, as well as many business owners in the Alberta Startup ecosystem.

+ As a mature student I bring years of experience and grit to see things through.

Full NameGurmol Sohi

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

I am interested in a potential career in sales or customer success and want to learn how to create and use sales playbooks while getting exposure to potential employers within Alberta.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

I have worked in SAAS technology companies and have my own fair share of experience in entrepreneurial pursuits.

I want to learn how to scale business by building out a high-performing sales team. I have been part of the League of Innovators program, Venture for Canada Fellowship Program, NeuroNexus competion and Innovation 4 Health competition and have seen the value of a high-performing sales team and want to learn how to build one.

I am part of many startup communities and am well connected to a variety of individuals, through building a sales playbook, i may be able to effectively recommend individuals to roles within the startup ecosytem in Alberta. You can find me at Platform Calgary and tech innovation events and i am really great at pitching and putting my ideas out into the world!

Full NameDawn Osland

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Customer Service
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

The opportunity to learn from both mentors and existing companies in the tech industry.

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1. I have spent the last 2 decades working in the customer service industry ranging from hospitality to healthcare.
2. My past experience working with physicians specifically has given me experience and knowledge in how to zone in on what is in it for the audience in question (customer).
3. I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that only seems to be growing as I age.

Full NameAngela Ryl

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Other
REASON FOR APPLYING

Mentoring in leadership from top experts so that I can help companies reach ever expanding heights!

I AM A GREAT CANDIDATE BECAUSE

1) Voracious desire in striving to develop the best qualitities in myself so that I can mentor and guide others to realizing their full potential.

2) Determined, eager, and ambitious yet humble.

3) There is always room for improvement– I seek to assist companies in developing actionable sales strategies while learning at the same time!