On June 14, we will celebrate the class of 2018 as our newest graduates cross the Carleton University Convocation stage to receive their degrees. To mark this very special occasion, we have asked some of our grads to reflect on their time in the Sprott School of Business.

Arnold on the patio overlooking the river

Arnold Luong is a 2018 graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce program, with a double concentration in Marketing and Management.

If you could choose one word to sum up your time at Sprott, what is it and why?

Astonishing.

What were your goals when you started at Sprott? Did you achieve them?

When I started my journey at Sprott, I wanted to make a difference in whatever initiative I got involved with and to make as many connections as possible. Looking back, I did a pretty solid job in accomplishing those goals. I got involved with so many clubs (Board of Director with Sprosh, VP Marketing of SMSA/SSMA/SSCMA, Street Team Member/Corporate Relations Manager with SBSS, JDCC Sprott Academic Delegate, Sprott Student Ambassador, Content Coordinator with Ravens Sports Business Club, and much more) which allowed me the opportunity to learn new soft skills and to try new things that I never would imagine doing. In addition, being involved allowed me the opportunity to meet and work with many amazing students, some of which became my closest friends as the years progressed.

What is your favourite Sprott memory?

Oh man, there were so many memories! However, if I had to choose one, it would be time as a delegate with JDCC Sprott. I had always wanted to compete at JDC Central since I wanted to display everything I had learned and honed throughout my academic career in the national spotlight. Having the opportunity to bond with my team, show my passion for Sprott, meet other students from various schools across Canada, and to meet several dynamic professionals was an experience I will cherish.

What was your favourite course or professor?

My favourite professor would have to be Leighann Neilson. Having her as my Consumer Behaviour professor confirmed my passion for the Marketing industry.

What was the most important lesson you learned during your time at Sprott?

The most important lesson that I learned in my time as a student would be to take risks and to step out of your comfort zone. Try to look for opportunities to learn and grow as you will be surprised how much stronger you will become if you come out of your shell and embrace the world for what it has to offer.

What will you miss the most?

I definitely will miss the “Sprott Love”. I don’t know where I would be today if it weren’t for the amount of Sprott Love that is spread wherever you go, may it be Sprosh, the study lounge or even at BCMC (Business Career Management Centre) (shoutout out to Gilles, Robin, Alanna, Katie, and Dotti). Sprott is a tight knit community where there is a sense of belonging and comradery among the students and faculty and it cannot be replicated since Sprott Love is so unique.

What’s next for you?

Right now, I am searching for a full time opportunity related to brand/social media/sports marketing as I am passionate  of displaying my creativity and knowledge for whichever organization I end up at. While I am on the job hunt, I am currently serving as the Director of Marketing for JDC Central 2019 and the Director of Communications with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) Management Team.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the Sprott community?

Cherish every moment you will have as a student. Cherish every friendship and connection you will make as a student. Cherish every opportunity you will have in representing the Sprott School of Business.

Arnold Luong at JDC Central 2017

Arnold (third from left) with friends at JDC Central 2017.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in , , , ,
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