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Superstar student summer update

21 Jul

We’ve been involved with lots of students in the past year and things happen awfully fast when you’re making the transition from school to the working world. We thought we’d bring you an update on what these remarkable talents are up to.

Some have been interns, some have been profiled on our blog, while others are just clearly doing the right things.

UVic BComm student Michela BylMICHELA BYL  Classes end next week for this U Vic BComm student, one of our Up and Comers. She is currently preparing her final venture pitch with her team. Then it’s exhale and time to plan the fall. You may recall that she dreams of a job at Holt Renfrew. She is continuing to pursue that while keeping her eyes peeled for other opportunities. Before she makes any big moves she is taking a well-earned trip to South East Asia.

Capilano University grad Stephan RosgerSTEPHAN ROSGER  A recent Copeland intern and @rosger on Twitter, this guy is a whirling dervish of creative energy and enthusiastic mining of digital developments. Stephan (pronounced STEVEN not STEFAN, blame his parents for making it difficult) is currently back in Vancouver having finished his diploma in Interactive design from Capilano University. Believe me he won’t be long on the sidelines. His Linkedin profile gives you a really great snapshot of his talents.

Camosun BBA student Cale FrombachCALE FROMBACH  A finalist in the Zombie Intern Contest and an Up and Comer on our blog, Cale is set to graduate from Camosun College with a BBA in December 2011. We are hoping to have him in for an internship before some smart business scoops him up. Currently he’s doing contracting for web services (page redesigns, new programs/applications, etc.) and web media (videos, images, social media consulting) for the provincial government.

Vancouver Island University grad Brad TribbeckBRAD TRIBBECK  One of our Zombie Intern Contest finalists, Brad did not one, but two internships with Copeland this year. He is now back in Nanaimo, having just graduated from Vancouver Island University with a BBA (Marketing), and is working at digital print shop Print Three while casting his credentials across the Georgia Strait looking for work at an ad agency in client servicing. You can check out his profile here.

Vancouver Island University MBA candidate Kayodé WanKAYODÉ WAN  One of our Up and Comers, Kayodé is stuck in the middle of exams and rounding off his semester at Vancouver Island University. He has another semester left which ends in November, after which he will be required to find a four-month internship – and he’s actively on the hunt for it. He’s a passionate brand man (hence his Twitter nick: @brandnutter) and will continue spreading the gospel of humanizing Integrated Marketing Communications.

Camosun College 3rd Year BBA student Bryan DwyerBRYAN DWYER   Another of our Zombie Intern Contest finalists, Bryan just impressed the hell out of us during his 2-month internship and is now working with a local online marketing company, creating online strategies, generating content, and setting up online sites for social media. He returns to Camosun College this September to begin the third year of his BBA in Marketing Communications Management.

Royal Roads BA grad Stephanie KlakSTEPHANIE KLAK  As of last week Stephanie, one of our Up and Comers, has officially finished her B.A. in Professional Communications at Royal Roads – with distinction.  For the past month, she has been working on a documentary/multimedia project on lying in relationships. And, true to her values, she continues to volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages. Meanwhile her antennae are up for opportunities in communications in the non profit sector, the public service, and the political realm – while dreaming about internships in the U.N.

Pacific Design Academy grad Danny PrewDANNY PREW  Our Zombie Intern Contest winner is currently doing time at Copeland and will be with us until late August. After that, he will be on the market and ripe for a job in design. He recently graduated from Pacific Design Academy and bagged an Applied Arts student award for this infographic. You can check out his excellent portfolio here.

UVic BComm grad Dan MacDonaldDAN MACDONALD  The first Up and Comer we profiled, Dan has landed yet another dream internship. His BComm at UVic complete, he has moved to Vancouver to intern at Canada’s best ad agency DDB. He continues to run his Dead Celebrities clothing business while learning the ins and outs of advertising and marketing from some of the best minds in Canada. Way to go Dan!


What is our obligation to students?

26 Apr

Over the past month, we have profiled 6 remarkable local students here on the blog. (Click on a photo to read the post.)

But it simply isn’t enough to acknowledge great students.

As a business community, we have to support them on an ongoing basis as they get their sea legs in the professional world.

Not just this tremendous group, but students period.

Here’s how we can do that:

  • Follow them on Twitter.
  • Connect with them at networking events. Invite them to join you at one.
  • Read their blog posts, comment on them and share them.
  • Check out their Linkedin profiles.
  • Point them in the direction of opportunities you hear of.
  • Recommend them.
  • Offer to meet with them to find out how you might be able to help.
  • Mentor them.
  • Introduce them to people who could benefit them.
  • Offer to speak at their schools.
  • Invite them in to your business as interns.

Most importantly, we need to make this a regular part of how we work. These 6 top students are just the tip of an iceberg flowing out of our schools and into our work force.  I could have written dozens of profiles. Who are their advocates in the community if not us?

We are all students at some stage making the transition into the working world.

What are you doing for a student this week?

Victoria’s Up and Comers, Part 3

4 Apr

This is the third in a series of 6 posts that hopes to bring some promising local grads and current students to the attention of the larger business community.

CALE FROMBACH: Business guy or creative guy? Yes.

EDUCATION:  4th Year Bachelor of Business Admin at Camosun College

CURRENTLY: Term Contractor at BC Parks

WEBSITE: calefrombach.com

TWITTER: twitter.com/calefrombach

Meet Cale Frombach. Again. You met him last month as one of our Zombie Intern finalists. He created that clever re-skinning of the Copeland website as a Zombie hunter.

What we found so remarkable about Cale’s entry was that he isn’t a website designer at all – he’s a business student. You don’t see this kind of versatility every day. Check out his website and you’ll see right away that he’s not your ordinary Business Administration undergrad.

He taught himself Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to be more well-rounded and bring the technical component that most business grads lack. Companies that typically outsource for, say, web development, would have in-house resources with a guy like Cale.

“Cale’s an impressive student”, says Marina Jaffey, the head of his program at Camosun. “He is smart and respectful, which is important, but he’s also fun to work with.” Which is essential.

He sees himself as an employee with his hands in a lot of pies.  The ideal job would bring together his interests in creative, business and technology.

With a side of dinosaurs and zombies.



Vote for the best Zombie Internship entry

15 Mar

Our Zombie Internship Contest received many remarkable entries. Our genuine thanks and admiration to everyone who submitted. There was a lot of funny, imaginative stuff. We know you worked hard.

But in our red, lifeless eyes, four really stood out.

Tough decision. So we would like to ask your help in choosing the best submission.

This is not a design competition. The graphic designers would have the edge if it was. It’s about passion, imagination, gallows humour. It’s about taking a theme and running with it, letting your personality shine through along the way. Attitude is more important here than style.

That said, they all have plenty of both.

Click on the pics to check out their entries, then vote at the end of this post for your favourite.



Bryan Dwyer, a 2nd year marketing student at Camosun College in Victoria, was first out of the gate. He created a unique profile on Twitter (@zombie_intern) and hit us up with a card during the week to drive us to a website. He tweeted zombie-only content throughout the contest.

Danny Prew, a 2nd year graphic design student at the Pacific Design Academy in Victoria, created a website and filmed a video, a parody of our own, which he posted on YouTube. He also zombified his Twitter profile (@dannyprew) and tweeted much zombie content.

Cale Frombach, a 4th year BBA marketing and communications student at Camosun College, (@calefrombach) created a blog post directing us to a zombie hunter website, which was a clever and comprehensive reskinning of the Copeland website. He even zombified Oliver, the office pug.

Brad Tribbeck (@bradtribbeck), a 4th year marketing student at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, got his entry in just under the wire. He made a presentation in mock power point style to state his putrifying marketing credentials. He directed us there via a blog post.

The poll is now closed