Age: 24 | Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Laval, QC
Sophie Mokbel is currently working as an Accountant. She graduated from UQAM University, majoring in Business Administration and more specifically, in the marketing field.
In March 2009, she competed at the Happening Marketing representing her university in the field of marketing communication. She placed in third position.
This event is the largest competition of Marketing in the eastern of Canada, where 10 universities compete. Sophie also worked for the comity of UQAM; she was the VP sponsorship from 2008 to 2009.
Sophie loved to volunteer for her local church. Also, when she was young she loved volunteering to take care, spend time and help children with their homework.
Sophie also participated and helped in many fund raisings to help children in need.
Spending time with children is the most nourishing experience you can have. Presently, her part time job is tutoring young children. Sophie claims that all children have the same intelligence capacity, but you have to be patient and know how to find the best way that motivates them.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, going to the gym, playing the piano, staying up-to date, travelling, being there for others and spending time with friends and family.
Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).
French, English and Arabic.
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most
Helping others, spending time with friends and family
List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.)
Piano, belly dance, hip-hop dance, tae kwon do, swimming.
In what sports, if any, have you participated?
Tae kwon doe, swimming. Fitness challenge (for a fund raiser)
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
Many people influenced my life. Syd Cohen and Gilles Guillemette influenced my career life. Syd Cohen has a daily impact in my life, he has a lot of knowledge and experience that he shares with me. Second, Gilles Guillemette influenced me not only by giving me an opportunity as the accountant of the company, but with his support, his actions and his trust in me and in my capacities. Also, there is Jane Stundon and Patricia Chevrier who have brought me knowledge on professional life and on a personal level.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?
My proudest personal accomplishment is when I won third place at the Happening Marketing university competition, in 2009.
What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?
Once, i was on vacation i wished the airplane would be delayed so i can stay a couple more days and surprise my grandmother and it happened! When the delayed day has arrived i was on board and i had another wish i wanted my boarding airplane in London to be canceled so i could visit London for at least one night. Luckily it happened they offered me a room in a hotel, I only had one night but it was enough for me to see the big ben, red busses, London Time Square and the London Eye i walked all night i was cold but i was exited on the way back i got lost but i made it on time for the next day.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I plan to work in marketing communication in a big company. I love this field, it is a dynamic work environment and I have a lot of ideas and creativity that I would love to share. To be able to accomplish that goal I have to find some work experience first.
What would be your “dream job” in life?
My dream job is being a movie actress. I have so much energy, ideas and emotions that I would love to get out there.
Are you currently employed?
If yes, what is your occupation?
I work as the Accountant of Cytronics Corporation, I also do marketing in this company. My part-time job is tutoring young children.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in Quebec. My parents have their own businesses, and I learned quickly how to help them and be responsible. Through all their hard work, they always made my brother and I feel like we were the most important thing in the world for them.
List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.
The most interesting and unusual job I had was when I was working on a project. I was helping a man build his own company. I would say it was one of the most nourishing experiences I had because I learned how to start a company from scratch. It is very interesting to apply all the knowledge I learned from university.
List any volunteering you have done.
I have volunteered for the local church. I also volunteered to take care, spend time and help children with their homework. Raising funds for “enfant soleil”, participate in fitness activities to help raise funds for kids. In school I was in charge of the Christmas bank, we use to prepare baskets of gifts and non-perishable food to give away to families in need.
What is your most unusual talent?
On a personal level, I have my own way of making people laugh. On another level, I have good social skills, self-awareness, listen and understand others feelings and I know how to stay calm and deal efficiently with a conflict.
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
Snorkeling in Mexico, discovering the beauty of the underwater and the life that is for most undiscovered. Everything seems so peaceful and so colorful. It made me realize that there is so much in the universe yet to discover.
What do you hope to be doing in ten years?
In ten years, I hope to have a successful career in marketing communication that enables me to put my knowledge, my creativity my ideas at work. I see myself taking exiting challenges and a position that requires a lot of responsibility. I also hope to have a family of my own.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
Yes, I would like to add my philosophy in life.
With health and hard work you can achieve anything, respect yourself and live your life to the fullest, with no regrets.