Nima Sarhangpour

Vancouver, Canada


Project Management


Simon Fraser University


December 2011 - December 2011



Beedie School of Business

September 2011 - October 2011

Appointed by the Undergraduate Director to be a part of a six-member high-profile and academically successful student group that are hand-selected to represent the Beedie School of Business at university and community events such as: galas, donor events, recruiting sessions, and alumni events. Events Attended: - SFU Diwali Celebration Gala (October 2011) - SFU Undergraduate Recruitment Marketing (September 2011) - SFU Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity (September 2011)

Course Development Coordinator (Co-op)

Beedie School of Business

June 2011 - October 2011

Assist with the planning and development of BUS 201: a first year course designed for students with direct entry into the Beedie School of Business. Responsible for scheduling and facilitating meetings with professors, drafting assignments, maintaining documentation, building an online alumni network, and administering various tasks to ensure that the course is prepared and ready to be taught in September 2011. Provide consulting services to other professors at the school interested in developing interactive lessons to increase student engagement.


CaseIT Foundation - International Undergraduate MIS Case Competition

March 2011 - October 2011

CaseIT is an international undergraduate MIS case competition held by students at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. In February 2012, 16 teams from across the globe will come to Vancouver, Canada to compete in Strategic IT case analysis. Responsible for the planning, implementing, and future success of an internationally recognized case competition. Establish, lead, and manage an organizing committee of 15 dedicated student volunteers.

Teaching Assistant

Beedie School of Business

September 2010 - October 2011

BUS 362 - Systems Analysis and Design Conduct weekly labs to teach students about the concepts and tools utilized in Systems Analysis and Design, such as: Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Requirements Gathering Techniques, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs), Use Cases, Agile Programming, Prototyping, Waterfall Development, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.

Director of Technology

CaseIT Foundation - International Undergraduate MIS Case Competition

April 2010 - March 2011

CaseIT is an international undergraduate MIS case competition held by students at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. In February 2011, 16 teams from across the globe came to Vancouver, Canada to compete in Strategic IT case analysis. Designed, developed, and maintained the CaseIT website in accordance with the branding developed by the Marketing and Media Team. Established a strong social media presence for CaseIT to allow participants (past and present), organizers, advisors, and sponsors to communicate effectively. Implemented a comprehensive network security system to monitor deliberation laptops and ensure the integrity of the competition.

Research Assistant

Beedie School of Business

January 2010 - October 2011

Demonstrated technical knowledge and executed deliverables as the Technical Lead/Systems Analyst for an NSERC-funded research project under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Gemino. Research various requirements gathering methodologies, information systems (IS) communication techniques, and systems designed for organizing, storing, displaying, and retrieving information related to IS projects. Develop prototypes for a web-based project data storage solution.

Teaching Assistant

Beedie School of Business

January 2010 - April 2010

BUS 237 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems in Business Conducted tutorials on using Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio, Word), graded assignments, and provided timely feedback and additional assistance to students outside of the classroom environment. Rated 3.46/4.00 as a Teaching Assistant by students (evaluated based on communication skills, preparation, knowledge of the subject, and overall ability to help the students learn the course material).

Events & Marketing Assistant

Simon Fraser University

September 2009 - December 2009

Overlooked the setup, maintenance, and takedown of numerous events at the Surrey campus. Assisted in marketing the professional image and brand of the university.


SFU Microcomputer Store

February 2009 - December 2009

Assisted customers with purchasing or troubleshooting their hardware and software by leveraging strong technical background and service skills pertaining to Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft products. Processed cash and credit transactions efficiently and without errors.

Financial Services Manager

BMO Financial Group

August 2007 - August 2008

Presented financial knowledge and feedback to customers through opening new accounts and investments, taking applications for loans, and increasing branch’s sales. Improved branch’s profitability by exceeding monthly sales targets by up to 80%. Applied sales and service practices and techniques in order to close mortgage, loan, everyday banking, and basic investment (excluding direct sales of mutual funds) business with both existing customers and prospects.

Sales Associate

Athletes World

November 2005 - August 2007

Improved store profitability by regularly exceeding sales quotas by up to 75%. Provided tailored one-on-one customer service by successfully applying product knowledge. Increased new client base and customer loyalty by through effective merchandizing. Processed cash and credit transactions with accuracy.

Founder & Chief Web Architect


July 2002 - October 2011

Design and develop custom web-based solutions. Implement and customize open source applications such as WordPress, Drupal, and other Content Management Systems (CMS) to effectively meet the defined project requirements. Demonstrate excellent time management skills by delivering projects on time and within budget, either independently or with a partner. Create client value through effective communication and outstanding customer service.

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