Nova Scotia Visit, One Week ‘Til Prague, $10,000 Grant Won

I am one week away from my semester of adventure. Next Wednesday night, September 12th, I leave Halifax International Airport and land in Prague, Czech Republic the following day. I will be studying at the University of Economics until December 23rd.

I’ve been at home in Nova Scotia since Saturday morning. I am visiting with my family until I leave for my trip. This past weekend was my sister’s 25th birthday and it was awesome to have her, my brother, and I all home at the same time. My brother and sister both flew back to their respective “homes” yesterday and now I have a week at home alone (well, with my parents). The break will be nice but I’m sure in a few days I will be aching to go.

Friends and family at Leslie's birthday celebrations

Friends and family at Leslie’s birthday celebrations


Sushi at Fujiyama in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sushi at Fujiyama in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Yesterday I had supper with my best friend growing up, Collette, at Fujiyama in Halifax. It was sooo good! I eat sushi every chance I get.

I will be heading into the city again this weekend and will probably go at least once more before I go. I would love to go to Minato and get their veggie dragon roll. I haven’t eaten that in a few years but it will always be my absolute favorite roll- or so it is from what I remember of it (I guess an update is necessary after I have it again).

I would have liked to be in the valley for the weekend because my dad won’t have any more time off work after the weekend before I leave but I have too many people I want to see while I’m home that I can’t pass up going to the city.

In other good news, it was officially announced the other day that my group for my digital marketing class placed second in the Google Online Marketing Challenge Social Impact Award. We received $10,000 on behalf of AIESEC Memorial, the group I volunteer with/we ran the campaign for. Check out the article written about AIESEC and the competition!

From top to bottom, left to right, Lyle Wetsch (associate professor of marketing, Memorial University), Beth Saunders, Scott MacDonald, Barbie Bird, and Virginia Greey. 2nd place winners of the Google Online Marketing Challenge Social Impact Award for AIESEC Memorial

I am extremely proud of our work. We have been the most successful team at Memorial University over the past 5 years of participating in the challenge. We competed against more than 11,000 students from 86 countries.

I would love to end up doing marketing communications and/or digital/internet marketing in some capacity once I graduate so I really hope this will help get me there.

I loved this digital marketing class because I learned a lot and the real life application of the in class theories was a great way to get experience and test my skills.

It’s one thing to read about something and another to actually put them to use. I am a very hands on learner so this was a great class for someone like me.

If you are a student at Memorial University and wish to take this class it is called Digital Marketing with professor Lyle Wetsch, Business 6241. It’s only offered in the winter semester as it corresponds with the dates of the Google Online Marketing Challenge.


2 thoughts on “Nova Scotia Visit, One Week ‘Til Prague, $10,000 Grant Won

  1. Proud of you!!!

    Brad and I went to Fujiyama couple wks ago and we were living in a dream!! Deliciousness- oh god! haha

    I miss you girl. Have fun and have a safe trip. Keep us posted xxx

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