King's former intern and work-study student wins academic excellence award
November 2, 2017
Nicole Bullock graduated from King’s with an Honors BA major in Sociology and Psychology then completed a graduate certificate program at Fanshawe College. She has been named the winner of The Catherine Finlayson Academic Excellence Award in Corporate Communications. During her time at King’s and Fanshawe College, Bullock was part of the King’s Communications team. She was a work-study student as an undergrad at King’s. She then returned to King’s Communications as a Fanshawe College Intern, under the guidance of Jane Antoniak, Manager, Communications and Media Relations.
The award consists of $750 and is awarded to the student in the Public Relations – Corporate Communications graduate certificate program at Fanshawe College who demonstrated the highest cumulative GPA.
Bullock will be presented with the award at the Faculty of Arts, Media and Design Awards Ceremony held at Fanshawe College on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
On learning that she was the winner, Bullock says “It has really come as a surprise. It is a real honour to be recognized for a part of my life that I have dedicated a lot of time and effort to.”
To be eligible for this award, students must have successfully complete a work placement in Corporate Communications and attend at least one International Association of Business Communicators, London Chapter meeting. Bullock completed her placement at King’s as an intern in the Communication and Media Relations department. She also worked in the same department as a work-study student during the summer of 2015, and the 2015-2016 academic year. Though Bullock was working towards an Honors Sociology with a Major in Psychology, she found a passion for Communications though the work-study program.
“I took a chance on trying communications work when offered the job opportunity as an undergrad at King’s. In my various roles over the two and a half years at King’s I was always encouraged to try new tasks and develop my communication skills. I was even given the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic, France, Belgium, and Switzerland as a communications representative/ambassador student-employee.” Bullock provided photography, videography, writing and social media content during these experiential learning trips. Bullock was also a King’s tour guide.
“My goal is to continue to work in education at the post-secondary level. I was successful in finding employment immediately following graduation from Fanshawe College and King’s as a Communications Coordinator at the Centre for School Mental Health, Faculty of Education at Western. Time, effort, and patience has paid off and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
Congratulations, Nicole! King’s wishes you all the best in your bright future ahead.