Thursday, August 10, 2017

Meet our Alumni: Sparking Lorin Sleeuwagen’s passion to learn and travel

Lorin Sleeuwagen graduated from Sprott in 2013 with a degree in International Business and a concentration in International Marketing and Trade. While at Carleton, Lorin was involved as a Student Representative for UNICEF Canada and was an Academic Tutor for courses such as Linear Algebra, Marketing, Information Systems and Spanish. As part of as his International Business program, Lorin spent a year abroad in Madrid, Spain. Currently, he works at Google as a Territory Manager for Google Cloud Platform, G Suite and Chrome, where he supports their largest accounts in Belgium and across the globe.

Professional headshot of Lorin smiling

Lorin Sleeuwagen, BIB/13

What path did you follow after Sprott? 

I spent four amazing years at Sprott including a full year of study abroad in Madrid, Spain. Upon completion, I returned to my hometown of Brussels, Belgium, to pursue a master degree in Business Economics. I then kicked off my career by starting a young graduate program at IBM where I spent a little over a year working alongside experienced sales teams. Shortly after, I joined Google as a territory manager, where I currently work with C-level executives and IT leaders; helping them transform the way they digitize, innovate and work.

Why did you choose Sprott?

I chose Sprott because it gave me a unique possibility of combining two of my favourite passions in life: to learn and travel. Not only did I have a chance to build a solid foundation across different business functions, or develop fluency in another language – Sprott allowed me to apply and build upon that foundation beyond the classroom and in the real world.

Biggest take away from Sprott?

Sprott engendered my belief that if you want to serve the world, you must incorporate the worldly…

Advice you would give future Sprott students?

Think along a broader horizon. Many people, including myself, make the mistake of making a short-term decision without thinking of a strategy for the long-term. If you only think of your career in terms of what you need to get done now, you’re not planning for your future- you’re just working a job. For any important decision, put it in a five-year context.

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