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About Me

After graduating from high school in Turkey, I decided to pursue my degree at University of Toronto in lovely Canada. And this is how my journey started.

In September 2017, I started working at Scotiabank as a Solutions Architect under Global Banking and Markets. After my work term, I realized that I got an interest in business as well and realized that coding all day is not something that I really want. I did extensive research and attended workshops about project and product management, business analysis, and being a scrum master.

I have served on boards at student-led organizations including Co-op Students’ Association, Turkish Students’ Association, and Enactus. I have also served on committees at the university such as Council on Student Services. I got elected Member of the Campus Council and got appointed to the Academic Board of the Governing Council in 2019 to use my experiences to help students benefit from the university’s resources and gain valuable experiences and to bring the student voice to the university administration.

Currently, I am the Chief Communications Officer in a fast-growing start-up, Roll Scooters.

Areas of Interest

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Data Analysis
Innovation & New Technologies
Software Design, Architecture and Development
Internet of Things
Deep Learning
Natural Language Processing
Image Processing
Project Management
Product Management
Business Analysis
Volunteer Work
My Resume //

My Story

Chief Communications Officer at ROLL Technologies Inc.

April 2019 - Present
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Member of the Academic Board of the Governing Council, UofT

2019 - Present

Campus Council Member of University of Toronto Scarborough

2019 - Present

E-Commerce Coordinator, UTSC Dept. of Management

January 2018 - April 2019
  • Monitored and reported sales activities and trends, and products requiring potential revision for UTSC Management E-Store Platform

Campus Ambassador of LinkedIn

November 2018 - Present
  • Selected as one of LinkedIn's global Campus Editors to represent University of Toronto
  • Produce and curate relevant professional content for the University of Toronto student community
  • Enhance and help University of Toronto students to find and access the resources and tools made available by LinkedIn

Council Member on the Council on Student Services, UofT

August 2018 - July 2019
  • Provide strategic direction to the governing council in terms of meeting the needs of students

Founder & President at Turkish Students' Association

July 2018 - Present
  • Manage a high profile university club as the leader and head of the executive board
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for advancement and promotion of the objectives of the association
  • Evaluate analysis of club meetings and operation leads to continuous improvement in the club by receiving feedback from 20 members and board to develop ways to improve meetings, and projects

Vice President at Co-op Students' Association

July 2018 - July 2019
  • Devise and implement external communication plans to deliver the organization’s mission and strategy to the public
  • Create, manage, and implement a sponsorship model that would allow the organization to maintain beneficial sponsorships
  • Maintain, develop, and foster relationships with other student clubs and companies that offer co-op placement
  • Direct and oversee the planning and execution of major conferences and events

Project Manager at Enactus

June 2018 - July 2019
  • Monitor the progress of projects and communicate progress information with the team members
  • Train workshop coordinators for facilitating the workshops and for public speaking
  • Create and produce visual graphic PowerPoint presentations for adults and youth about financial literacy, nutrition, and food security
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Solutions Architect at Scotiabank

September 2017 - May 2018
  • Collaborated with business analysts, developers, and technical support teams to collect relevant existing design and architecture documentation
  • Translated technical specifications into project scopes of work and product requirements while spearheading design and development of databases and enterprise solutions
  • Automated the generation of organizational charts and data analysis to increase speed and fluidity of the manual data entry task using advanced Excel and Visio macros created with VBA, the time required to complete the charts and analysis decreased by 95%
  • Carried out application database upgrades, database backups, database restore, database performance, backup scripts, deployment of patches and maintained data files and import logs
  • Designed, architected and implemented automation tools to generate application landscape map using VBA and Python to increase the accuracy and efficiency

Bank of JARM - Project

July 2017 - August 2017
  • Utilized Java and software architecture knowledge to design, and develop Android banking application for administrators, tellers, and customers to manage accounts and users stored in SQLite database
  • Implemented Agile software development techniques, such as Scrum and Test Driven Development in a team of four to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity
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Moved to Canada ❤ and started studying at UofT

August 2016
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