Social Media Role at GYC

To whom it may concern,

I would be a great fit for a social media role at GYC because of my experience and passion for digital engagement. From working as a communications intern at World Renew to reporting for the Guelph Mercury Tribune, I have a wealth of applicable, relevant experience.

As someone who works well in a team but also has a strong sense of self-motivation, I would make a useful addition to the GYC team. I have found workplaces with a Christ-centred approach culminate in the best opportunities.

Thank you for your consideration and I hope you will review my resume below,

Eli Ridder


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Digital Marketing Experience
– I have worked on social media marketing for school paper, for several Instagram and Facebook pages, including creating local brands such as ThatGuelph.
– Ran marketing campaigns for my 2018 city council run and my election to the IGNITE Student Union in 2020.

Communications Intern at World Renew
Spring 2018
Learned strategies for corporate communications and mass engagement through digital marketing and traditional marketing.

Reporter as Freelance, Humber News, Guelph Mercury Tribune
Fall 2016 to Present
Reporting for events, demonstrations, politics, investigative reporting and more.

Chair, Board of Directors, IGNITE Student Union
May 4, 2020 to April 30, 2021
Elected a director, then elected chair amongst the board.


  • Residence Front Desk Assistant – Humber College — February 2020 – Present
  • Experimental Marketing – Prime, Fervent and Others — 2018 to Present, Occasional


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IGNITE confirmed that there was an 80 per cent opt-in for the Student Choice Initiative earlier this year to the Humber Et Cetera, confirming the number stated by Humber College President Chris Whitaker in September, and narrowed down the date of a critical public January meeting. Officials at a press briefing with IGNITE on Oct. 4 were surprised when Post reporters asked if the student union would release official opt-in numbers, and said they would take it under advisement. Most Toronto student unions have released their numbers. The Student Choice Initiative, or SCI, was mandated by the provincial government in January among a series of reforms that cut student grants and post-secondary education funding across Ontario under the Progressive Conservatives. Another article found in the same edition of the weekly newspaper reported that the Special Meeting of the Members, pushed back to the new year so IGNITE has time to prepare significant bylaw changes, will be on Jan. 16, confirming the date for the first time. “The intent is to move towards a more formalized non-profit organization style way to work, which is to say meetings with the Board of Directors and guests the board wants to hear from,” Executive Director Ercole Perrone said, confirming reporting by The Avro Post earlier this year that IGNITE officials said was incorrect before cutting the publication off. Jason Hunter, a member of the college administration, told the Et Cetera that he has never worked with a student government that had taken such an approach before. A member of the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union at Humber told a Post reporter last week that she had reached out to the student union in the past thinking they would be natural allies, but IGNITE was not responsive. More online.

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