Introducing the newest addition to our CABS Management Team, Michelle Rai! Michelle will serving as our Vice President, Marketing, for the 2017 fiscal year.
Calling Pickering, Ontario her home, Michelle lived in Guelph, Ontario during her time at the University of Guelph pursuing a career in marketing & advertising. She brings with her a diverse range of student leadership experience from her roles with the University of Guelph Marketing Society (2nd Year Brand Ambassador, Corporate Relations Manager, Website Manager) and the College of Business and Economics Students’ Association (Market Research/Social Media Manager, Vice President, External Affairs).
Graduating this year with a major in Marketing, Michelle will be working at a media marketing agency called Hearts&Science, a media agency created solely for P&G products. In the near future, she plans to continue her professional development by making a huge impact with CABS and pursuing an MBA (hopefully at the University of Toronto).
We also asked Michelle some more fun questions to get to know a little bit more about her!
CABS: If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be, and why?
Michelle: If I was a kitchen appliance, I would be a blender. A blender allows for many things to come together to create something great! I think I am really good at managing the strengths of many individuals to create some sort of synergy.
CABS: What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?
Michelle: When I am home in Pickering, my dog Spark motivates me to get out of bed every day. He wakes me up with so much energy, it makes me feel like I have to join him! Spark has brought so many joy to my life to the point I want to spend every minute with him.
When I am in Guelph at school or Toronto for work, doing what I love is what makes me get out of bed every day. Work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do. When you love what you do, it makes it easy to get out of bed every day and put in everything you can. Make what you do FUN and it will be a whole lot easier for yourself, and people around you.
CABS: If you had to switch to a field of study other than business, what would you choose, and why?
Michelle: I have always considered working in the services industry, such as massage therapy, or being a dental hygienist. I think this is because I feel better when I make other people feel better. If I was to pursue this career, I would most likely be pursuing a diploma that best suits that profession for the hands-on experience.