Student Ambassadors

Degree programs and student clubs will be represented by student ambassadors at the Faculty of Business Administration’s Partners Celebration.

Brittany Atwood, Edge Capital Investment Club

Brittany-AtwoodBrittany grew up in the town of Norris Arm, a small community located in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. She is completing her fifth and final year of the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) program. Brittany has a passion for finance and completed a concentration in the area but also has a keen interest in digital marketing. She has been on the Dean’s List each year since 2014.

Brittany was a member of the organizing committee for the 52nd annual Business Day. The majority of her role involved website maintenance, social media monitoring and advertising. Throughout her degree, Brittany was awarded multiple scholarships, including two funded by Grant Thornton through Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Brittany remains an occasional Boys and Girls Club volunteer in her hometown of Norris Arm.

Eventually, Brittany intends to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She hopes to work in the banking industry but is open to careers in digital marketing as well.

Marek Benda, International Business Club

Marek-BendaMarek, originally from Czech Republic, is currently completing his fourth year of the international bachelor of business administration program with a minor in political science. Marek is active at Memorial as president of the International Business Club and vice-president of the Business Administration Undergraduate Student Society. Marek was also the lead organizer of an international global seminar that takes place biannually at Memorial University.

Marek, as a former professional hockey player, is the director of goaltending at a local hockey school and volunteers as a goalie coach with the St. John’s Maple Leafs and Hockey Newfoundland Team U14. After graduation, Marek hopes to stay in St. John’s to pursue a career in international business development, helping Newfoundland and Labrador firms expand to foreign markets.

Laura Bennett, Business Day Committee

Laura-BennettBorn and raised in Mount Pearl, Laura is currently completing her final year of the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (honours) program, graduating in May. She has completed internships with Husky Energy, Johnson Insurance and The Cahill Group focusing in human resources. Laura is an active volunteer on campus as a member of the Class of 2017 Student Council and the 2017 Business Day Committee.

Outside of school, Laura loves volunteering with organizations such as Mount Pearl Special Olympics, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Terry Fox Foundation. In 2012, Laura received the City of Mount Pearl’s Community Volunteer Award for her dedication to the community and has been honoured to be placed on the Faculty of Business Administration’s Dean’s List. In 2015, Laura competed in the Intopia Business Simulation Competition and her team won first place for Best Overall Team Strategy. In February 2017, she traveled to Finland to compete in the Network of International Business School case competition and placed in the quarter-finals.

Through both her work and volunteer experience, Laura has developed a passion for people and hopes to find a career post-graduation where she can work with others and express herself creatively.

Patrick Cameron, International Bachelor of Business Administration

Patrick-CameronPatrick is a student at Memorial University in his final year of his international bachelor of business administration (iBBA) degree with a minor in political science. Patrick grew up in Fredericton, NB, and came to St. John’s to study in 2012. Patrick played on the varsity volleyball team in his first two years at Memorial and in 2014, decided to not return to instead focus on his studies.

Patrick has been involved in the community volunteering with the Special Olympics for five years in his hometown and an additional year in St. John’s while at Memorial. Throughout his studies, Patrick has had a focus in law and has recently received the Legal Research Award for the year 2015-2016. Patrick plans on writing the LSAT this June and applying for law schools in the future.

James Greey, Master of Business Administration

James-GreeyJames is a St. John’s native completing his master of business administration (MBA) at Memorial University and expects to graduate in May 2017. During the 2016 fall semester, he participated in an exchange semester at BI in Oslo, Norway. Prior to this, he received a bachelor of engineering in the civil discipline in 2015. After completing his MBA, James hopes to pursue a career in the field of managerial consulting.

While pursuing his degrees, James volunteered within the university and local communities. He has served on the executive committees for the Memorial Debating Society, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers MUN Student Chapter, and the MBA Student Association. He also presents Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success program.

During his scholarly pursuits James has received several awards including: the Dr. Alex Faseruk MBA Scholarship for Excellence in Service, the P.J. Gardiner Award for International Study, the Gar Pynn Scholarship in Business and the Dean’s Honour Award in Engineering.

Amanda Hancock, PhD in Management

Amanda-HancockOriginally from Torbay, Amanda is in her first year of the PhD in Management program. She is specializing in human resources and organizational behaviour and her research interests include leadership, employee well-being and costly employee behaviours such as absenteeism and presenteeism. For over eight years, Amanda has worked in human resource related roles in the private and public sectors.

Amanda recently participated in the PhD's On the Go initiative with CBC Radio as well as the Harris Centre's MUN-buttoned Festival of Research. In March, Amanda was awarded the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship valued at $5,000 and in June, she will be travelling to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Work, Stress, and Health Conference.

Amanda is a seasoned rower and very involved with her community. She is active on the provincial board for the Special Olympics Association of NL and the national board for Fertile Future. In August 2016, she swam from Portugal Cove to Bell Island to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Nicole Rose, Business Administration Undergraduate Student Society (BAUSS)

Nicole-RoseNicole Rose is from Mount Pearl and is currently in her third year of the bachelor of business administration (BBA) program with a focus on marketing. She’s currently a member of the Business Administration Undergraduate Student Society (BAUSS) as the director of social media. She also is a BBA representative for the faculty council. In addition, Nicole has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer organizations such as the Red Shoe Walk for families.

Throughout her degree, Nicole has successfully balanced many responsibilities and part-time employment. In September, Nicole plans to write the LSAT as she is interested in pursuing law school upon graduation.

Megan Timmons, Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

Megan-TimmonsMegan is currently in her fourth year of completing a joint bachelor of commerce (co-operative) and bachelor of arts (French) degree. Originally from Bedford, NS, Megan moved to St. John’s in 2013 to attend Memorial University after graduating with honours from the international baccalaureate program. Through her co-op program, Megan has worked in the marketing and communications office in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial and has had a position in the Undergraduate Programs Office at the Faculty of Business Administration.

During her first two years in the Faculty of Business Administration, Megan partook in Enactus Memorial’s volunteering opportunities, helping with Projects Bottlepreneur and Planting Potential. Over her last co-operative work term, Megan organized an event for a peer review team that came to the Faculty of Business Administration to complete the AACSB accreditation review. This event gathered members from the community to spend an evening networking and getting to know one another.

Erin Tucker, Bachelor of Business Administration

Erin-TuckerErin is from St. John’s and is completing her final year in the bachelor of business administration (BBA) program. She is also the outgoing co-president of the newly-formed Business Administration Undergraduate Student Society (BAUSS). Her goal for this society has been to increase the social and networking experiences offered to BBA and iBBA students.

Erin’s strong focus on academic performance has placed her on the Dean’s List for the academic year of 2015-2016. During the Winter 2017 semester, Erin worked with a Memorial professor on a research project about visionary leadership and was a student representative to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) peer review team for the Memorial University business faculty. In the future, Erin is interested in pursuing a career in human resource management.

Neal Willcott, Master of Science in Management

Neal-WillcottNeal is currently completing the master of science (M.Sc.) in management with a focus on behavioural finance. Outside of his studies, Neal has been an active volunteer, serving on the boards of both StartupNL and Planned Parenthood in various capacities, as well as serving as the vice-president of the MBA Students’ Association while completing his MBA. Neal has also won a number of awards and scholarships while completing both his M.Sc. in management and his MBA.

Neal was a member of the 2016 Memorial MBA case competition team that competed in both the John Molson and Global Business Challenge competitions. Additionally, he provided his business knowledge and consulting services as part of the program to local businesses in a variety of different industries. Upon graduation Neal is looking to pursue his PhD or to further explore finance and financial policies in industry.

Leah Wroblewski, Master of Employment Relations

Leah-WroblewskiLeah was born in Maine, USA, but grew up in St. John’s. She received a bachelor’s degree in ocean and naval architecture engineering (ONAE) from Memorial University’s co-op program in 2012 and has five years of engineering work experience. Most of this experience has been in project management with a focus on offshore oil and gas, most recently in Houston, TX. Realizing the importance of people management, Leah chose to pursue a master of employment relations (MER) in 2016 and is currently in her second year.

Leah has always availed of volunteer and leadership opportunities. While completing her bachelor’s degree she was involved in several volunteering initiatives and also held the role of vice-president internal in Memorial University’s Engineering Society. She was also part of the winning team for the final term eight ONAE design project in 2012.
Through her work experiences, she has also been involved in community outreach programs and engineering societies. Most recently Leah has volunteered with the MER AUP Committee. Leah also has a passion for art and music, with painting being her favorite hobby. Upon graduation she hopes to return to a management role where she can apply the valuable knowledge she has acquired from the MER program.

Mohammad Zia Rahman, MBA Students’ Association

Mohammad-Zia-RahmanZia is in the final semester of his master of business administration (MBA) program, focusing in finance and management consulting. Completing a bachelor degree majoring in economics, Zia worked for a not-for-profit organization for several years in his hometown of Sylhet, Bangladesh before becoming a short-time entrepreneur.

Since starting his MBA, Zia has been actively involved in volunteering activities including the MBA Students’ Association, where he is the vice-president finance/social of affairs, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Recently, he has received the top award for volunteering with Student Volunteer Bureau.

Working as a teaching assistant with several business professors at Memorial, Zia had an opportunity to learn his favorite subjects profoundly. He has been awarded with Eaton Foundation Scholarship, Dr. Alex Faseruk MBA Scholarship for Excellence in Service and Faculty of Business Administration Associates Scholarship. Upon graduation, he is interested in pursuing a career in management consultancy while maintaining a balance with business research, which he is passionate about.