By Rosalind Russell – For the sixth year in a row, students at Cambrian College have reached this podium at the annual Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition, which was held in Collingwood last week.
Jana Irvine, a second-year student in Cambrian’s Business program, was a double winner winning gold in the Entrepreneurship Case category along with teammate Serenity Allan-Leeson, as well as capturing a silver in the Job Interview category.
This year’s medal count brings to 10 (2 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze) the number won by Team Cambrian since 2018.
Several other special awards even including the new best school mascot accolades, were also presented this year.
Pauline Rementilla, a second-year Business student from the Philippines, was chosen for the OCMC Lydiatt Award, which is given to a student who best demonstrates the values of the competition including teamwork, support of others, integrity, and overcoming adversity.
A new feature to this year’s OCMC was the Mascot Award, given out to the best school mascot. Patrick Jane, a second-year Business student from St. Catharines, earned the award for Cambrian, donning the Burnie the Dragon suit and putting on a dance routine that took home the top prize.
Photo: Cambrian students reached the podium again this year in the following categories:1st place – Entrepreneurship Case:
1st Place: Jana Irvine [2nd year Business], Serenity Allan-Leeson [1st year Business]
2nd place – Job Interview: Jana Irvine
4th place – Candy Liu and McKenna Fuller [both 2nd year Business]
5th place – Prospect Pitch: Ajay Ranger [2nd year Business], Aidan Simon [1st year Business]
Pauline Rementilla [2nd year Business] was chosen to win the Lydiatt Award, an award given to a student who demonstrates the values of the OCMC, including teamwork, support of others, integrity, and overcoming adversity.
This year also marked the first year a school mascot was awarded a prize, and Burnie took center stage for this one! Patrick Jane danced up a storm to take the win.
Shout out to the 18 students from the School of Business who participated! A special thanks goes to the 20 coaches, both full-time and part-time faculty, and staff from the college that helped to make this happen. Photos provided