TechWeek 2019: Introduction to Canva + Facebook Ads

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Introduction to Canva + Facebook Ads” hands-on workshop as part of TechWeek 2019!

Details of the upcoming workshop:
  • Workshop: Introduction to Canva + Facebook Ads
  • Delivered by:  Vik Joshihttp://www.eprimedigital.com/
  • Date: Thursday March 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, Lab L3012
  • Cost: $5 (Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)

Workshop Content:

Canva – We will start by covering the basics of Canva – What is Canva, How to use Canva, The importance of Canva & how Canva can be used for business Success. This will be an example of how to leverage FREE online tools to your advantage.

Facebook Ads – Facebook Ads are essential to Digital Marketing Success & Lead Generation in Any company. We will learn how to design a Facecbook Ad Graphic, as well as the back-end targeting technicality that makes a Facebook Ad successful. We will also cover the “do’s” and “don’ts surrounding Facebook Ads.

* Non-Humber students – Please bring your own laptop for the workshop.

TechWeek 2019: Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify” hands-on workshop as part of TechWeek 2019!

Details of the upcoming workshop:
  • Workshop: Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify
  • Delivered by: Amanda Rice (LinkedIn) & Prabhavi Vashisht (LinkedIn)
  • Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, Lab L3012
  • Cost: $5 (Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)

Workshop Details: Do you want to sell products online? In this workshop we will help you build your online business from scratch. We will provide a step by step Shopify tutorial for beginners showing the essential tools needed for a successful e-Commerce store. This workshop will guide you towards owning your own e-Commerce business.

* Non-Humber students – Please bring your own laptop for the workshop.

Women in Data Science Toronto Conference 2019

The 2nd annual Women in Data Science Toronto Conference coincides with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. The WiDS Toronto conference will demonstrate the broad applications of data science across different industries and shed light on the career journeys of women in data science. Everyone is invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.

https://www.widsto.com/

Save the Date: TechWeek Winter 2019

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce the following two workshops:

  • Shopify: Wednesday March 20 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM, presented by Prab & Amanda 
  • Facebook Ads & Canva: Thursday March 21 @ 6:00 – 8: 00 PM presented by Vik Joshi

Both workshops will be delivered at the Lakshore campus in Lab L3012.

More details and online registration coming soon.

Uche Umolu to speak at the 2019 Youth Innovations Summit in Ottawa

Please join me in congratulating Uche for her amazing achievements this year! Uche is an Honors student in the fourth year of our BComm Digital Business Management program and has been very busy with some great work, I would like e to share Uche’s success story with all of you.

Uche won the City of Toronto Identify ‘N’ Impact (INI) Grant, and was awarded $5,000 to run two workshops for youth in Toronto through her organization The Consent WorkshopThe INI funding program provides up to $10,000 in grants for youth to lead and deliver projects up to one year in length that promote youth empowerment and broader community safety in the City of Toronto.

Uche has also been selected by the British Council to deliver an address in Ottawa for the 2019 Youth Innovation Summit. She will be delivering a speech at Parliament Hill about her social action enterprise; The Consent Workshop. Learn more about Uche’s profile and work.

Last but not least, Uche has been nominated for the City of Toronto 2019 Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership!

We wish Uche the best of luck in all her adventures! Happy International Women’s Day!

Merve Demir shares her experience as an exchange student from the Netherlands

Hello all,

I’m Merve, an exchange student from the Netherlands (Fontys University of Applied Science). I studied Digital Business Management this semester at the Humber College. I can say this was an amazing adventure for me. First of all I had to get used to the education system here in Canada. The way of working and the culture was different for me. But I have survived and learned a lot. I joined the DBSA team and helped at different cool workshops of it. I think that this is a really helpful activity from the faculty Digital Business Management. For example I helped at a workshop about SEO. Persons from companies came and explained how they use SEO for their company.

Beside school I did a lot of things. I met nice people, traveled and had my first real Canadian cottage weekend. Canada is such a beautiful country. I did a lot of hikes here and explored peaceful places. Before I came to Canada I heard stories about the kind Canadians, but I was wondering If it was true. And I can say the Canadians are the best!! When I was struggling with my friend Google Maps, a random woman asked me If everything was fine with me, because I was looking confused. Or that random people were talking to me while I was going to Down Town in the Streetcar. This wouldn’t happen back home.

Unfortunately this experience came to an end. I have to say goodbye, but I had a great time and went out of my comfort zone. Canada, I see you soon!

MS Excel Workshop Winter 2019 (Intermediate)

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Microsoft Excel Workshop” as part of TechWeek 2019!

Details of the upcoming workshop:
  • Workshop: Excel Part 2 (intermediate)
  • Delivered by: Isabella Annouza (Microsoft Certified Trainer) 
  • Date: Sunday Feb 10, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM (includes 30 minutes lunch break – bring your own lunch)
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3012
  • Cost: $10 (Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)
Below are the concepts that will be covered. There will be manuals available for students to borrow and share during the workshop, and the data files will be available on a shared drive that will be provided.

 Workshop Content: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 Part 2 (Intermediate) 

Overview: 

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that’s a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Customize the Excel environment.
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
  • Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.

Target Student: 

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

Prerequisites: 

To ensure success, students should have completed Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment 

  • Topic A: Configure Excel Options
  • Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas 

  • Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas
  • Topic B: Use Specialized Functions
  • Topic C: Use Array Formulas

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting 

  • Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions
  • Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables 

  • Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
  • Topic B: Sort Data
  • Topic C: Filter Data
  • Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts 

  • Topic A: Create Charts
  • Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts 

  • Topic A: Create a PivotTable
  • Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
  • Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
  • Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers

MS Excel Workshop Winter 2019 (Beginner)

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Microsoft Excel Workshop” as part of TechWeek 2019!

Details of the upcoming workshop:

  • Workshop: Excel Part 1 (beginners)
  • Delivered by: Isabella Annouza (Microsoft Certified Trainer) 
  • Date: Saturday Feb 2, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM (includes 30 minutes lunch break – bring your own lunch)
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3012
  • Cost: $10 (Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)
Below are the concepts that will be covered. There will be manuals available for students  to borrow and share during the workshop, and the data files will be available on a shared drive that will be provided.

Workshop Content: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 Part 1 (Beginner)

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016

  • Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface
  • Topic B: Use Excel Commands
  • Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook
  • Topic D: Enter Cell Data
  • Topic E: Use Excel Help

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

  • Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
  • Topic B: Insert Functions
  • Topic C: Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

  • Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
  • Topic B: Search for and Replace Data
  • Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

  • Topic A: Modify Fonts
  • Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets
  • Topic C: Apply Number Formats
  • Topic D: Align Cell Contents
  • Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes
  • Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
  • Topic G: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

  • Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
  • Topic B: Define the Page Layout

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

  • Topic A: Manage Worksheets
  • Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
  • Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

Keith Crooc shares his Study Abroad experience at Aarhus, Denmark

On August 9, 2017, I arrived to the place that I would call my home for the next couple of months.
Aarhus, Denmark was a welcoming city that was full of life. The school I attended, Business Academy Aarhus, helped create a Study Abroad experience something I would never forget. They introduced me to an amazing group of friends (who were also abroad students) that I would still keep in contact with and miss to this very day. Business Academy Aarhus also brought a new style of learning in the “Digital Concept Development” program, which encouraged diversity and teamwork. We would work on 3 major projects that were provided by different businesses. The business would then brief us on a particular situation that they would like to improve. We were to form a team to take on the challenge and create a unique digital solution to present to executives who work for the business. The instructors were very involved in the entire process by providing more than just a lecture, they would also provide mentorship and give advice on how to approach challenges. Our digital solutions would then go towards an individual portfolio that we would have to create and present in an interview with our instructors as a final examination. During the interview, we would discuss how we incorporated concepts we learned in class to our solutions, and justify the application of each them. The Digital Concept Development program gave me the chance to showcase my passions for the digital industry and apply the skills that I have been learning over the years.

Studying in Aarhus was a very exciting and refreshing experience. It was a step out of my comfort zone, going into a new school, new culture and new people. But it is a step that I am so happy I took. I hope to one day have a reunion with the place I still consider my home and catch up with all the wonderful people I got to meet. Watch this video I made about my trip!