Emily Tunnicliffe

Emily Tunnicliffe
Intern Program Lead
Shopify

I grew up in Toronto, working tirelessly to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a Recruiter….of course I’m kidding. I fell backwards into recruitment like most people. After finishing my Kinesiology degree at UBC I set out to land the first job of my career and saw an ad for an agency recruiter. It seemed like a treasure hunt; the perfect candidate was the treasure and I had to find it before anyone else. My interest was piqued! I got that agency recruitment job at TEKsystems and parlayed that into a Technical Recruiter role for BlackBerry almost 2 years later. While at BlackBerry, I had the opportunity to stretch new muscles in Marketing but eventually recruitment drew my back in, this time as a Team Lead on the Campus Recruitment Team. From there I spent over 6 years at Electronic Arts in both the University Relations Manager and University Relations Business Partner roles. Earlier this year I got the itch to be part of a student program that is still in build phase, where I could have a real impact on the work being done, so I made the move to Shopify where I now Lead the Intern Program.