Justin Hummel nominated Co-op Student of the Year
Justin Hummel, a BBA Co-op student at Laurier, has been nominated Co-op Student of the Year by Tina McAuley, Enterprise Operations Manager for Blackberry. As a regional business marketing coordinator during the fall 2012 work term, Justin helped execute events for an eight-city Canadian road show targeted to Blackberry's enterprise customers. He co-ordinated all aspects of registration, internal and external communication, logistics and post-event analysis.
Tina was impressed by Justin's intelligence, efficiency and work ethic. "Justin was by far the best co-op student that we have employed," she says. "He was constantly looking for new ways to improve processes and documents; he didn't wait to be asked to do something, and he was always going above and beyond the call of duty."
A team from Laurier, including co-op students Michael Yong and Christopher Gliszcynski, took home third place at the 2013 National Investment Banking Competition and Conference.
Laurier business grad Dale Zorgdrager ('96) has been named the second annual Alumni Co-op Employer of Excellence, celebrated for his outstanding contributions to the education of dozens of Laurier co-op students. Zorgdrager is an audit and assurance
Congratulations to the Laurier team for its second-place finish at the 2012 CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute Research Challenge. The Laurier team, which included BBA co-op students Mike Cestas, Alex Garriock, and Matthew Jolliffe, was
Co-op students Eileen Devlin and Jordan Bishop led a delegation from Laurier to multiple first-place wins at the Jeux Du Commerce Central. Laurier was named School of the Year for the third straight year through the efforts of the 45 team mates. For
Kudos to co-op student Justin Hummel, who collected money to help children at a school in Kenya. You'll find more details about the impact of his efforts, along with a link to a video, in this article from The Record.
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Corey Sherwood, a Laurier business co-op student currently on his first work term as a marketing intern with Xerox Canada in Toronto, has been named a Top 20 Under 20 for co-founding a new mentoring and resource website for secondary students and for
Sweet Job at Hershey
Lisa Nanakdewa gained enviable marketing experience during her recent work term at Hershey Canada.
For a contest for candy consumers, Lisa was involved in everything from writing rules and developing a website, to finalizing graphics for the point of sale material. Lisa wrote summaries of brand strategy, and then explained the strategy to media agencies. While investigating competitors, Lisa made use of the analytical skills she had developed in her first co-op term as a co-op associate brand manager at Novartis Consumer Health.
Lisa’s supervisor, Jackson Hitchon, says “Lisa was extremely impressive in her role as a marketing intern, whether presenting ideas to agencies or providing insight on competitive activity.”
For her part, Lisa enjoyed the position so much that she has decided to pursue a career in marketing.
A team of Laurier MBA students, including three co-op students, took home $20,000 after winning the Aspen Institute's 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition for an innovative study that incorporated corporate profitability and env
Laurier business graduates have again excelled in professional accountancy exams, earning the highest mark in Canada on the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) case examination for the second year in a row and capturing the UFE Ontario gold medal.