Tech Week Fall 2017 – Great Success!

Thanks to the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA) for hosting their second Tech Week, featuring hands-on workshops: MS Excel, Shopify, Google AdWords & Analytics, video editing using Filmora.

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, the presenters, organizers, and volunteers. We could not have done it without you!

  • Thanks to the Shopify team for joining us again this year
  • Special thanks to own grads Martin Perez & Chad Fernandez for always coming back to Humber and sharing their experience with our current students
  • Thanks to our fourth year student Lauren Ashmore for delivering the amazing Filmora workshops, and to Spencer Hay for assisting her

Thanks to the DBSA’s executive team: Kiran Bajwa, Farihah Chowdhury, Irina Gorea, and Christine Howald

Thanks to the DBSA members and volunteers: Tremaine Gordon, Rhys Ottaway, Amanda Rice, and Valery Skapare

 

DBM Students Attend Digifest 2017

This blog post is written by Tremaine Gordon on behalf of the group of students who attended Digifest.

WØRK.  LΣΛRN.  PLΔY.

Work. Learn. Play.  the theme that set the tone at this year’s DIGIFEST in 2017. It was also your daily itinerary. Your morning started off with Coffee and announcements, and then straight to work.  The Keynotes began almost immediately, and the audience started preparing questions. At each break you would get the chance to try out some tech hardware.  The Corus Quay Urban Tavern building itself had a mix of offices, innovative design, and even a slide. Each speaker gave a creative and informative presentation about something innovative happening somewhere around the world. We really enjoyed Cory Timpson’s talk about digital Storytelling at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The breaks gave everyone a chance to speak to people, and learn about some of the  creative displays (Mostly game developers and and virtual simulators). We took the time to get a photo-op with the banner on the main stage.

There were two speakers that really left the floor full of questions.

Andrew Lo Ah Kee from Godaddy, gave us an E-commerce perspective from 125 countries around the world. It concluded with him explaining that Toronto is the city of innovators, and entrepreneurs; and it’s known world wide.

"Toronto is a case study for the whole world.."

Satish Kanwar from Shopify spoke about synergy in the workplace and why a team of teams linked by one vision is the best possible work environment.


"Be a broken record with your vision, 
and create a team of teams that share that vision.."

We were able to speak with Satish after his presentation, and ask about the inner workings of Shopify.

Digifest 2017 was a fun experience that everyone could benefit from attending next year. It also gave the students a real feel for what to expect from the Digital Business Industry.

 

 

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide Toronto Area Entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from experienced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving.

https://www.torontoentrepreneurs.ca/

Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations

Digital Business Student Association

I recently attended a series of panel events held by the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto. The two panels I attended included successful individuals discussing both social entrepreneurship and freelancing.

As a student who has recently faced the dreaded voyage of finding a summer internship, I have also been actively thinking about what career path I would like to go down—whether that be a web developer, marketing strategist, sports marketing specialist, or a business owner (you can see why I might be stressed out). The questions in my head: Should I do freelancing? What if I don’t make any money? Should I start my own business? Do I have the resources and time to do that? Needless to say, I was rather lost and consumed by my own doubtful thoughts.

Which leads me to attending the Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations panel series at UofT. The industry leaders that attended…

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Digifest 2017

This year’s Digifest is fast approaching. It will be taking place from April 27-29 at Corus Quay on Toronto’s waterfront.

The Business School will cover 50% of the price for five students.

Ticket type: Student – Full Conference Pass ($40). Provides access to all 3 days of the conference including Saturday’s Open to the Public Career Forum. You must present a valid Student ID to registration.

The cost to DBM students is $20 and the rest will be covered by the school. Check the link and email me at hanadi.alnawab@humber.ca if you are interested: http://torontodigifest.ca/2017/

Students who attend will be required to share their experience with us through a short blog post with pictures, to be posted on the DBSA’s website.

VEBTA Team @ Humber Applied Research Industry Breakfast

Thanks to Kiran Bajwa & Christine Howald from The Business School, and Shyren Husham from the School of Media Studies for representing our VEBTA team and presenting our work at the Humber Applied Research Industry Breakfast

The students had the opportunity to speak with industry representatives, government funders, and Humber faculty and admin about their experience working with business partners through the Voucher for E-Business program. We look forward to future events!

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