This past September Reportex was thrilled to welcome Sara Pelletier to the Reportex team. Sara is a brand new reporter who just got her BC certification. She has decided to start her career with us, and we couldn’t be happier. Having just moved to Vancouver from the Edmonton area, we thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce Sara to the Reportex team.
We recently asked Sara a few questions. Here’s what she had to say:
You’re a new reporter who just got your BC certification. How are you finding things so far?
Well, things have definitely been different. I’m sure that my training is a little different than it usually is, given the circumstances of the world right now. I’m sure things have been a little hard for everyone lately, but I feel like I’m getting great support from the team, and I think that I will excel as time goes on.
How did you learn about court reporting as a career choice?
I actually hadn’t heard of court reporting until I went to a NAIT open house in 2016. I was checking out all the programs around campus when I stumbled upon the machine itself! I talked to some of the second-year students, and they let me touch the Wave, and it was magic watching the words come up on the screen. I figured I’d give it a shot. The more I learned about the career, the more I realized that it was exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve never looked back.
At Reportex our core values of team, mentorship, equality, community and industry are central to what we do. Which of these values resonates most strongly with you and why?
I would have to say that team and mentorship resonate with me the most. As a big sports fan I know that a great coach tries to teach leadership in every one of the players. A great leader creates a great team, and with that the other values will follow naturally.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I think that if I could choose a superpower, it would be everlasting life and not aging past the age of 32. Seems like a good age!
The cozy season has started. What is your favourite comfort food?
My favourite comfort food has always been and will forever be an extra cheesy pizza. I think that will be the first thing I get after that first paycheque.