Marketing Student Biographies
2nd year students are on placement Thursday/Friday - Winter semester
3rd year students are on placement April 2017 (3 weeks)
Ubayda Aatek - 2nd year
I am a young, indefatigable business professional with experience in sales and restaurant management. I am eager to start a career in sales with the right firm. I have lived and traveled all over the world and have worked in all sorts of jobs and positions. In this time, I have learned to really value relationships which are why it is my dream to become the best salesman in the world. When my passion for something is driving me, I tend to excel exponentially. I have the ability to identify and react accurately to the behavior of people which is why I believe this dream is possible. I’ve made it my goal to graduate and find a job that I love where I know my presence will be felt and my input welcomed.
Areas of interest: sales; event planning and marketing; CRM
Kathya Arguello - 3rd year
My mission in life is to encourage and influence the world in a visionary way. Social Media, Digital Media and Public Relations intrigue me because of the speed, reach and influence that they have to impact clients.
The ability of knowing two languages and both cultures (Hispanic and Canadian) lead me to use a different approach to communicate with people by applying my interpersonal skills including problem solving, critical thinking and decision making. Life is full of opportunities, and instead of being intimidated of facing the challenges in my life, I encourage myself to step forward and become a professional business woman.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing
Bernadette Bailey-Zilinski - 2nd year
Executives and co-workers have confidence in my ability to step up to the plate and be accountable to ensure a project is completed successfully and on time. My experience ranges from confidential employee relations to trade show and events coordination, this vast difference in experiences have aided me in successfully adapting to ever-changing times. Empathy and integrity are my key abilities to earn respect from others.
Areas of Interest: event marketing; marketing; sales; social media; web/content marketing.
Danika Bellemare - 2nd year
Experience in the hospitality sector has taught me discipline, the value of keeping calm, being positive and remaining approachable to protect rapport with clients. My extroverted personality and good judgment enables me to effectively engage with a diverse range of clients in dynamic situations while maintaining focus. Through my time at St. Lawrence College I have developed a passion for event planning while I strategically juggle volunteer activities, a part-time job and marketing studies.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
Jessie Blais - 3rd year
My creativity is contagious, and my influential personality leaves positive imprints on customer's shopping experiences. My family oriented lifestyle has helped me discover my strengths. I am firm believer that retail is detail and flourish on striving for perfection. Over my ten years of retail experience, my hard work and dedication has helped me climb the ladder of success. I admire being a team player and enjoy studding the psychological effects of buyer's purchases. I am passionate about the start-up environment of a company and I am interested in online blogging. I have a passion for animals and fashion with future goals of owning my own business.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; sales; web/content marketing
Isaiah Bonitto - 3rd year
First and foremost, I am a hard-working, extroverted worker. I have always worked best with others to reach a common goal. I am a very detail-oriented person, noticing everything that happens around me. That being said, I use observation and intuition for most of my learning. I prefer a mix of desk-work and being able to move about, whether on-job location or off. I also prefer to do one task at a time with great focus instead of multi-tasking.
Areas of interest: research; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; Law firm
Miraam Bukhari - 2nd year
Curiosity, autonomy, independent thinking and problem-solving skills are my success factors. My background with entrepreneurs and business leaders has led to my confidence in my abilities to leverage my business marketing expertise. All of the roles that I take on, I challenge myself to go above expectations to help me grow personally and professionally. I have a passion for leadership, and I am motivated to help others achieve their goals, and enhance their leadership qualities.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; product development/marketing; sales; CRM; Entrepreneurship, New challenges, Evolving Technology, Future needs, Strategy development, Innovation, Project Management.
Monique Caron - 3rd year
Immersing myself into different cultures through travel has made me grow as an adaptable person in the workplace. My travels have taught me to be a problem solver by thinking quickly and effectively to devise appropriate solutions in potentially stressful situations.
Employers rely on me to showcase my ability to work under pressure in demanding service environments. I can be depended on to adhere to procedures and maintain standards that sustain a business reputation and competitiveness. I apply these transferable skills into my academic, work and personal life and I hope to continue to do so in a business to business sales or content marketing position.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
Alex Carroll - 2nd year
I am a young, active and interested student studying Business Marketing at St. Lawrence College. I prefer an open work environment where I can meet many people and exchange ideas and thoughts to creatively complete tasks. My extroverted personality adapts easily to many working situations.
Sales are an area of interest where I wish to test myself and I believe my keen people skills and extroverted personality can help me thrive. However, as part of a team environment I am willing to apply myself in the areas of marketing where my team needs me most to help achieve department goals.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing
Josh Clemente - 3rd year
I would like to bring a combination of my current marketing education, as well as my advanced diploma in human resources to your team during my time at placement. I have a flexible personality that allows me to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. My creativity that I bring along with my extroverted attributes gives me the tools to create new ideas out of pre-existing routines. I look forward to meeting with you.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; Athletics
Benjamin Davis - 2nd year
Colleagues often compliment me on my customer service skills. Having small-town roots has formed the friendly, extraverted young man you are reading about in this biography. The hundreds of hours of football practice, family activities and working in my spare time have produced a punctual, well-rounded, time management expert that has been noted by associates and employers. My true passion is sports. I follow all of the major North American leagues from a fan's perspective and a business side. I hope to work in sports marketing where I can have the best of both worlds.
Areas of interest: data analysis; product development/marketing; event planning & marketing; Sports Marketing
Ashley Dubois - 2nd year
My extrovert, professional and focused personality has allowed me gain experience in several industries from food to the promotion sectors. I have gained insight about the markets my employer competes in, and understand how to engage with consumers, connecting them to the brand, help them influence their purchasing decisions from buying a sandwich to investing in a college education! I value and prioritize community involvement, relationships in the workplace and performing with excellence.
Areas of Interest: CRM; Event marketing; Product Development/Marketing; Sales; Social Media; Web/Content Marketing; Management; Entertainment Marketing (Music, Sports); Event coordination; IMC; Public Relations; Email marketing
Zakareya El-Rouby - 3rd year
I'm a marketing student and I love to sell. To close sales, I am innovative and creative. I strive to bring a different flavor to the growing world of business. I'm a multi-linguist in three languages, always expanding my repertoire. I remain humble and improve my arsenal by travelling and meeting people from around the world. This allows me to expand my horizon and improve my skills as a communicator and as a customer service representative. Accommodating the customers’ needs is all that matters.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM
Phil Erdmann - 2nd year
Hard work, determination and the will to try and be the best at everything has helped me turn in to a competent worker that past employees could rely on to always get the job done quickly and effectively. Also, my extensive travelling experience as well as completing an overseas internship has shaped my career interests towards international trades. My ability to easily adapt to different situations and cultures as well as being trilingual will be the keys to my success in this career field.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; Working with an international company
Bon Evans - 2nd year
Bon Evans professionally communicates with audiences, employees, and customers, offering them a valued experience, connecting clients to products and services. His appreciation for producing great outcomes has resulted in multiple charities renewing his solo and band performances throughout the Kingston area. Bon is applying his attention to detail, performance/client engagement skills in marketing studies at SLC, and awaits learning opportunities at placement to advance his aspirations in marketing.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; Music, Advertising, Promoting, Music Instruments, Performing
Charly Foote - 3rd year
As a tactful and organized individual, I harness the resources around me to enhance my personal and professional growth. My current employment at St. Lawrence College as the Sustainability Marketing Assistant, I have applied my marketing knowledge to engage students, faculty and community to solve problems.
My motivation to lead with a goal, understand the big picture and the details has proven successful. My goal is to incorporate my interest with social responsibility in work and lifestyle. In the marketing field my interests lie in market research and event planning and coordination. Involving myself with a brand that holds genuine values is where I see myself excelling.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing
Tyler Gallivan - 2nd year
I take pride in exceeding company sales targets while consistently ensuring a positive experience, which inevitably increases customer loyalty and retention in the sales industry. The transition to permanent employment in the marketing field is my opportunity to take on bigger challenges and achieve bigger accomplishments.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing; Interacts well with a variety of different personality types
Trevor Griffith - 3rd year
I am a very devoted, goal oriented individual that enjoys being continuously challenged while working in an ever changing, fast paced environment, allowing for quick and accurate project turn around, creating the opportunity for larger more complex working procedures. I achieve quality results and this enables colleagues who rely on my task completion to fulfill their responsibilities faster. I possess an adamant enthusiasm for communication, online marketing and brand awareness among others.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
Lindsey Hegadorn - 2nd year
As a passionate and driven student, I look forward to utilizing my entrepreneurial and event planning skills to drive innovation and creativity in the business world. I have a strong desire to help others succeed and achieve their goals, and I am eager to use my design mindset to determine and understand client needs, and use skills of ideation and creativity in all aspects of my work.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
Michael Hill - 2nd year
Worked several different industries including construction, entertainment, and currently a high quality retail clothing store. With each different industry my work ethic remains consistently strong. I'm a very honest employee that strives to be punctual without fail, and I work hard at anything I do to complete each task to the best of my ability. Under your employment you could expect that I greet each day warmly and with a kind nature.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; Snowboarding, traveling
Stephen Hillaby - 2nd year
Throughout my experiences in the workplace and through education, it has been noticed that I am very adaptable, innovative, and highly motivated. My high education background proves that I am always seeking to learn, and be a part of new opportunities. I find myself able to work well in both a team setting and independently to complete tasks successfully. I am interest in product/event marketing, social media/web content, and would strive in branding.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing; Branding
Emma Jackson - 2nd year
Emma Jackson is a highly organized and hardworking individual who likes to have a daily routine but also desires the need for excitement and new discoveries. She is a persuasive communicator with a positive attitude and has the ability to work collaboratively and build trusted relationships. She has learned valuable skills including leadership, problem-solving and organization skills. Emma looks forward to finding the right career path for herself and has her job turn into a hobby.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; social media; event planning & marketing; CRM; Market Research
Molly Low - 2nd year
Molly is a hardworking, responsible, and enthusiastic, individual. At school and in the workplace, she is loyal, eager to learn, and enjoys helping others. She enjoys working independently as much as she likes teamwork and she is open to changes in the work environment because she knows workplaces are constantly changing and it adds a little variety in life. Molly is currently looking into marketing jobs that involve media due to her Television Broadcasting background.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing; anything that incorporates media
Sarah Maracle - 2nd year
I am an engaged student very interested in Digital Marketing and Advertising. My interests, communication abilities, and desire for success blend together seamlessly. I am a successful entrepreneur, business woman, marketing student and leader, who operates with a high level of professionalism and works diligently to succeed all tasks at hand. My genuine love for people and leadership abilities lead me to start my own Motivational speaking company in 2010, activating others to change their world through the power of leadership, mentorship and inspiration.
Areas of Interest: event marketing; product development/marketing; sales; social media; web/content marketing
Alex Marsland - 2nd year
My extreme attention to detail and problem solving skills enable me to thoroughly diagnose problems and carefully select advantageous solutions. I am a good listener and love helping people with difficulties. I display entrepreneurial characteristics by selling in demand goods and making investments for personal gain in an attempt to break into more lucrative markets. In the future, I will leverage my marketing training, people skills, and perceptiveness where to focus energies for producing the greatest gains on behalf of my employers.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing; Digital Marketing/Sales/Technology
Kirk Milley - 3rd year
Working towards a common goal in a team environment is something I do best. I am a competitive team player who loves a challenge and I also bring a positive attitude to any work environment that I am in. I always bring an energetic, motivated and persistent attitude to the people I am surrounded by.
Areas of interest: research; event marketing; product development/marketing; social media; web/content marketing
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Jorge Montes - 3rd year
I am an international student from Colombia willing to gaining valuable experience in the marketing field. I am an organized and reliable person full of energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge with a great passion for the market research activities that tries to get things done in the most effective way. Moreover, I am bilingual in English - Spanish, and I also have conversational French skills. I also have previous experience as office administrator and data supervisor.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; event planning & marketing; CRM
Chas Murphy - 3rd year
I feel a responsibility to share my knowledge and interest to educate people on how to manage and expand upon their financial opportunities so they are protected and have an understanding of the 4 cornerstones to financial planning. Specialization in custom financial plans, portfolio management, and estate planning, insurance and risk management are my current professional objectives.
Areas of interest: data analysis; product development/marketing; sales; CRM; Finance and Real Estate
Shawn O’Leary - 3rd year
I am a passionate salesperson, dedicated to providing incredible customer service on behalf of my employer. I thrive in a competitive environment, producing my best work under pressure. My experiences in the hardware industry, rental industry and food services industry have been rewarding, and I bring those experiences with me to work every day. My commitment to you as an employer is I will motivate your customers to tell others, Amazing salespeople work there!
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; sales; CRM; Big Technology
Juliana Orlando Rohr - 3rd year
With a high goal-oriented mindset, and passion about Law, Businesses, Advertisement & Marketing, I'm working towards to get my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Advance Marketing Diploma. My career goal is to have my own Law Firm, working as a Corporative Lawyer specialized in Advertising and Marketing.
Coworkers see me as responsible, hardworking, a person who faces challenges head-on and with effective goal setting skills. They can always count on me with helping them with problem-solving and achieve their goals.
Areas of interest: research; data analysis; product development/marketing; social media; CRM; web/content marketing; Law Firm (Corporative or Criminal)
Terri-Lynne O’Shea - 2nd year
I'm a highly creative, reliable, and motivated individual who strives to be proficient every day to help employers reach their business and sales goals. I have an amiable personality type which makes me easy to work with and a great listener to customer needs and wants. I enjoy using my creativity when composing images, ads, social media posts, and emails. I am seeking new opportunities to learn and increase my overall business knowledge and skills.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; web/content marketing; Special interest creating digital artwork
Rulsan Pavlov - 2nd year
Having worked in sales industry for over six years, I have gained vast knowledge, and experience within the sales/marketing industry. Through various positions, I gained valuable experience in Social Media/Digital Marketing, traditional sales, event planning & promotions. I have been recognized for several achievements within my positions including for top sales results, and top customer service recognition. Colleagues know me as a dedicated, hardworking individual who provides valuable inputs, and who can generate top results.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; Special interest would be primarily in Digital Media marketing, or involved in music business
Alex Peacock - 2nd year
I am a creative and analytical thinker who is driven to perform. Though results focused, I am also empathetic and tactful, which leads colleagues and clients alike to see me as approachable. A strong background in customer service has prepared me well to adapt to an ever changing customer base in the workplace.
Getting to the root of issues and concerns, working with others to determine and best implement the optimal resolution for both the customer and the company energizes me. Improving relationships, engendering customer loyalty and increasing brand value have been most rewarding in my past work experience. I look forward to engaging these and new strategies in the marketing field.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
James Prebble - 2nd year
I persist until the job at hand is complete. Others are likely to describe as a leader, team player, selfless, a strong communicator, creative, open minded, and responsible. These characteristics will be on display to compete for marketing roles in the entertainment sector.
In the coming years, I will master operations, sales and promotions strategies in the restaurant/bar business, earning the confidence of proprietors to run their business, end-to-end, and reach revenue targets.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; sales; event planning & marketing; CRM; Sports, entrepreneurship
Shaylin Radford - 3rd year
My dedication is quickly appreciated by others because I am focused; demonstrate a strong work ethic and the quality results that follow are valued. Whether in an employment situation or as a student, being highly organized enables me to be productive and reach set targets. Those qualities, combined with my marketing studies, will be fully leveraged in the event and entertainment marketing field. I am building solid foundations at college that are workplace assets such as leadership skills, adaptability and problem solving. Peers and co-workers enjoy working with me because I am dependable, organized, and positively influence team dynamics and workplace environments. Prior experience with event coordination and fundraising enables me to activate support, helping communities pull together for a cause. I value creating an inviting, quality and results oriented environment.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; event planning & marketing; CRM; web/content marketing
Elisa Alejandra Rosales Ponce - 2nd year
Adventurous, High-energy, and positive attitude are the best characteristics that describe me. My passion for innovation, generating new ideas and communicating new products to different groups of people makes me an excellent person to work with into the marketing industry.
Travelling has helped me understand and interact with different cultures and individuals. This is the main reason I decided to study abroad. For me, learning people’s needs, how they act, and why they act is essential to innovate and create new products.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing
Breanna Rowe - 2nd year
I am a motivated individual who strives to help everyone achieve their goals. I am constantly looking for ways to improve the workplace environment by applying innovation and creativity. I have landed on the social media marketing field as my area of choice. I enjoy creating content online that will bring my organization to a stronger relationship with the modern consumer. I cannot wait to make a positive impact on the world of business.
Areas of interest: social media; event planning & marketing; web/content marketing; Social media strategy and public relations
Diane Sondy - 3rd year
Employers and team members depend on me for my quality of work and ability to perform under pressure. This poise contributes to effective collaboration and rapport. I have demonstrated a strong work ethic and discipline through my dedication to work, athletics and academics. My motivation is rooted from seeing progress and achieving goals. I am passionate about becoming a strong business leader and contributing my skills and knowledge to the growth of a company. My analytical and soft skills developed through education and experiences can be used to implement marketing strategies and manage customer relationships. It is the hard work required and overcoming challenges on the road to success that I find most rewarding. I am currently focused on my studies at St. Lawrence College as a third year Marketing student. I am interested in working for a start-up and aspire to collaborate with others through brand management, business development and/or content marketing.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; CRM; web/content marketing
Carlos Maurice Tarazona
As a Business Administration Marketing student at St. Lawrence College, I am ambitious and have a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Upon completion of my Marketing diploma, I plan to further my education, acquiring a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I have always displayed a positive attitude, working cooperative with team members to and seeking to achieve personal and company goals. In business, I value taking initiative, resolving problems head on using creative solutions and networking to develop new opportunities.
As an adaptable professional, I enjoy working with different cultures and exploring international opportunities. Furthermore, I am trilingual; fluent in English, Spanish and French and often utilize these skills to relate to clients and proving to be an invaluable asset over my 5+ years in customer service roles.
Areas of interest: social media; CRM; Entrepreneur
Anthony Taylor - 2nd year
Ambition. This is what drives me. Challenge. This is what motivates me. I am a Marketing student at SLC. I have the ambition to strive for unlimited potential in the race for success. I have a strong work ethic, and I strive for results beyond expectations. Working as a team member and leading a team under pressure are important skills to have in the world of Business. Skills I have learned at SLC.
Areas of interest: social media; event planning & marketing; CRM; Automotive/ Travel
Ben Thompson - 2nd year
2nd year marketing student at St Lawrence College. Currently working in a bar and enjoy all sports.
Areas of interest: product development/marketing; social media; sales; event planning & marketing; Sales In a Brew Company
Ulgen UlgezenI 3rd year
I demonstrated my desire to develop international marketing skills by moving nearly 9000km toKingston for studying at St Lawrence College. This is not my first time traveling to develop my skills.Before Kingston, Mexico and Belgium were my two stops to earn international business experience. Thanks to my intensive and multinational university experience, understanding different culture andperspectives become an indispensable asset to employers Being part of St Lawrence college business marketing program energizes me to provide customize services for a corporation.
Areas of interest: CRM; event marketing; product development/marketing; social media; web/content marketing; other - entrepreneurship, startup
Noah Voskamp - 2nd year
Looking at problems with an open mind, a winning attitude and a strong work ethic are what help me be successful. Working in this manner with high performance teams will help me reach my full potential and truly contribute to the solving of company problems. Stagnant growth in a company can often be resolved organically (internally, saving money) and that is what I aspire to contribute; growing business profitability.
Areas of interest: data analysis; product development/marketing; social media; web/content marketing
Robert Waddell - 2nd year
Driven to learn, dedicated to the education of others. I am a passionate, young individual with dedication to my craft and my career. Community driven, reaching out to small businesses in Kingston, Ontario is the target. Working for change, benefitting you; I take pride in all of my work and strive for perfection.
Areas of interest: research; product development/marketing; social media; event planning & marketing; CRM; Roots in Restaurant Management, Project Management
Jessalyn Wagar - 2nd year
Biography: I have a creative and innovative mind that I apply to create solutions and overcome problems in the workplace. Within the marketing industry, I am most interested in coordinating, event planning, and customer relationship management. I am always looking to work with new organizations in the community and grow my network. I have an open mind and I am eager to learn about the business marketing industry.
Areas of Interest: CRM; event marketing; product development/marketing; sales; social media;
Alex Ward - 3rd year
With previous sales experience I have gained important customer service skills and plan to continuously expand on what I have already learned. After working in a sales position this past summer I can confidently say I would like to pursue a sales career and am willing to put in the extra work to become a more educated and professional salesman in the automotive industry. Not only do I want to get a sales career I would also like to grow within a company and become a long term employee of the business.
Jarrett Wegner - 3rd year
Contributing to a business environment and preparing innovative marketing ideas is my ambition. I have been engaged in many projects including website and marketing content design, CRM implementation, preventative maintenance scheduling, analyzing consumer behaviour, creating new marketing strategies, and promoting products. These experiences along with being involved in athletics throughout my career has giving me the competitive edge to be a great team member who cooperates to reach goals. These characteristics enable me to excel in problem solving situations and thrive in fast paced, pressure filled environments.
Areas of Interest: research; data analysis; CRM; product development/marketing; sales; social media; web/content marketing
Cole Williamson - 3rd year
Working at the front desk of a golf course has helped me to grow my skills in customer service and adapting quickly to any situation. My positive outlook on work has always been an asset to the company. I am motivated by making a difference in people’s lives and interested in not-for-profit. I am excited to implement what I have learned to help grow the company I take my placement with. I look forward to meeting all of you at the reverse placement fair. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/cole-williamson
Areas of interest: data analysis; CRM