Stephanie Wong, a Simon Fraser University (SFU) marketing major was selected among seven other university candidates to receive this distinction due to her work term with L’Oreal Canada and her “rare blend of academic excellence, outstanding work ethic, and passion for giving back to her community” according to Muriel Klemetski, Director of Work Integrated Learning at SFU. As a marketing intern with L’Oreal’s Consumer Products division, Stephanie displayed an exceptional aptitude for strategic thinking, public relations, and social media marketing. Her “passion, dedication, professionalism…high quality of work and efficiency made her an extremely valuable addition to the team” noted L’Oreal Product Manager, Leslie Golts. This highly accomplished student leader credits her “diverse and rich prior co-op experience” with landing her in this very coveted role.
Through her co-op work term, Stephanie was able to apply what she was learning through her academics in a practical, real world setting. She exceeded the expectations of her supervisors and made tremendous contributions to the L’Oreal team.
Stephanie now acts as a passionate advocate for co-operative education and as a mentor to young women as founding President and Senior Advisor for Young Women in Business (YWiB). Most recently she received a $20,000 HSBC Women in Business Leadership Award and was hand selected to participate in SFU President, Andrew Petter’s high profile strategic visioning project, Envision. Stephanie is truly an up-and-coming business leader and someone to watch.
Co-op Student of the Year Awards
The Co-op Student of the Year awards recognize a BC or Yukon Co-op student who demonstrates an outstanding level of achievement in their co-operative education work placement experience; combined with a strong academic record, volunteer activities, and significant contributions to promoting co-operative education in their school and in the community.