University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) marketing student Laura Ullock has been crowned Intern of the Year.
The 24-year-old was given the title after winning the latest Abbotsford News contest on Monday night at Finnegan’s Pub and was ”absolutely thrilled” with the win.
”I was a competitor in last year’s Intern competition and I worked even harder this year to make it into the final three,” said Ullock.
The Toronto native competed against 19 other UFV students for the $5,000 grand prize and summer internship with the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) marketing department.
“It is always exciting to see everyone come together for this event – the experience that Laura will gain at the AESC is invaluable,” said Jenn Schotts, one of the event organizers with the News.
Ullock said she’s excited about the opportunities the internship will present and is ready to get started.
”I am looking forward to the challenges that this summer internship has to offer. I would definitely recommend other business students to participate in this competition next year.”
The contest began in May with students divided into 10 teams of two and partnered with corporate business sponsors in the community.
Each team created a marketing plan, a commercial and a full-page advertisement targeting the 18- to 35-year-old demographic.
They also helped promote an event for AESC.
Throughout the contest, votes poured in worldwide, from Switzerland to South Korea.
While team Travel Best Bets was eleminated, Brittany Todd and Corbin Lock were brought back at the finale as the wildcard team.
Melody Martins of Mission was the lucky voter who received a getaway to Victoria with accommodation at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa included along with flights.