Lazaridis Latest – March 1, 2016

Lazaridis Latest – March 1, 2016

                                                                                   March 1, 2016                                                                                          

Executive Blog

Happy Tuesday! As the semester begins to wind down, many students are starting to think about final exams and summer employment. If you will be returning to Laurier in September, I encourage you to think about getting involved within the Lazarids community for the 2016/17 year.

Over the next week, applications will open for Executive positions on the the Lazaridis Students’ Society and President positions on our affiliated clubs and associations for the 2016/17 term. The wide variety of opportunities and additional details can be found at All applications are due on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:59PM. If you have any questions please feel free to email the incoming executive team at

Have a great week!

Matt Hrabinski
Vice President of Clubs and Associations

No events today!

5 PM: PRISMRESOURCES — Hiring and Recruiting Session

No events today!

10 AM: DECA Laurier — DECA Laurier Invitational Conference

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No events today!

If you are a Lazaridis student with some great ideas, or even great questions, the Lazaridis Students’ Society is bringing you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts with Dr. Micheal J. Kelly, Dean of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. The semi-annual Lunch with the Dean has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, March 14 from 12 – 1:30 PM in the Wilf’s den. Complimentary lunch is included. Lunch is open to undergraduate students from any year. You must be enrolled in a program within the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics to attend. Applications for this opportunity are due Friday, March 11 at 11:59 PM and are available at

Please reach out to Jacqueline Smith with any questions at


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The Lazaridis Students’ Society is looking for students to join our 2016-2017 team and our clubs and associations are hiring for Club Presidents!

Check out to find a listing of all available positions and their applications. Please direct any questions to the email found on the job position page. Successful candidates will serve a one-year term from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.

Applications close on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:59 PM. Apply NOW!

Meet Katy Hung, Ad Soultions Brand Specialist at Google 

Wilfrid Laurier University, Communications & Sociology (Combined Honours), ‘07

Notable Work Experience:
Ad Solutions Brand Specialist, Google (Jun’15 – Present)
Regional Ad Operations Manager, AOL Canada (Nov’12-May’15)
Sr. Business Analyst, LoyaltyOne (Dec’08-Feb’12)
Research Associate, Ipsos Reid (Aug’08-Dec’08)

After four years of unforgettable memories, crazy adventures, and late night studying at Wilfrid Laurier, Katy Hung graduated with a dual honours degree in Sociology and Communications. Since graduating, she’s embarked on a career that has spanned many different top tier companies that include – Ipsos Reid, LoyaltyOne (Air Miles), AOL Canada and now Google. She’s worked in quantitative and qualitative market research, customer analytics, and most recently has spent the past 3.5 years of her career in the digital advertising field. Today at Google she works as an Ad Operations Brand Specialist where she manages the successful execution of video ads featured on YouTube for several large advertisers that include Tim Horton’s, Subway, Coke and Molson.

Skills/tools you gained while at Laurier?

  • Relationship management: Growing and developing meaningful relationships around you and the ability to navigate and work through challenging relationships to reach an end goal

  • Teamwork & cohesion: Figuring out the best way to work well with team members (especially with different personalities), leveraging people’s strengths, distributing work evenly and having strong team communication

Favourite aspects of working at Google?
The people – I feel very privileged to be surrounded by so many people with such rich and diverse backgrounds. Everyone works really hard here, but they also carve out time to have amazing personal hobbies and interests that I feel quite inspired by as well. Also can’t forget the FOOD! We have an award winning culinary staff that nourishes us with the most amazing food I’ve ever had. There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about how lucky and fortunate I am to work here.

Why would you encourage students to pursue positions in the digital media industry? Or become more interested in technology in general?
The digital media industry is constantly changing and evolving and that’s what makes it so exciting. You can be in the industry for decades, but with today’s rapid advances in technology and the way advertisers buy and spend digitally, it has the ability to put seasoned veterans back on the same playing field as people who are only 2-3 years into their career. That’s what makes it so scary but exhilarating!

What is one piece of advice that you can lend to young people entering the business world?
Build good habits early on in your career – this will be tremendously helpful later on. Wake up early, prioritize and project manage your time wisely, build good relationships with everyone around you, work REALLY hard so that people associate your name with a strong work ethic. Don’t ever assume anything will be handed to you!

Who are business leaders that inspire you?
Jessica Alba – co-founder of Honest Company, Emily Weiss – founder of Into The Gloss and Glossier, and Elizabeth Holmes – founder/CEO of Theranos

Each week, look forward to a Weekly Feature with exclusive Q+A’s and interviews with business leaders, alumni, and faculty. You won’t find this information anywhere else! Have a question you want to ask? Submit yours today!

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Coffee Break returns! The Lazaridis Students’ Society will be giving back to students by providing free coffee and snacks. Come find us from 11:30 AM – 1 PM outside the Lazaridis Students’ Society Office (located to the right of Peters 1025/27, and across from Tim Hortons). Stop by and learn about the resources our organization has available for you, how you can get involved in the Lazaridis community, and (of course) grab a free coffee!

BU111/121 TA Info & Networking Session‏

Interested in being a BU111/121 TA next year?

Come out on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM for an information and networking session. The teaching professors, Laura Allan and Sofy Carayannopoulos, will present an overview of the application requirements and the position, and senior TAs will share their experiences in the role. You will also have a chance to ask questions and network with the professors and current TAs!

Find out more information here:


Join Laurier Alumni for the Laurier Loop on Sunday March 20!

Laurier Alumni is relaunching the Laurier Loop with a new course around Laurier’s Waterloo campus and a new date this Spring 2016. All proceeds will go to support the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC), Laurier’s internationally known centre for research of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. Please join us in supporting this great cause and register for the Laurier Loop on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

For more information, visit: