Beedie graduate in running for Best Job in the WorldMay 07, 2013
Beedie School of Business alumna Salina Siu has been given an opportunity all graduates seek – the chance to land her dream job.
Siu is one of 150 people selected from over 600,000 applicants to advance to the second round of Tourism Australia’s The Best Jobs in the World competition. With six positions available, Siu is the only Canadian to make the 25-person shortlist for the Chief Funster position.
The Chief Funster position is based in Sydney and requires the winner to attend and review all the festivals and events the city has to offer over the course of the six-month assignment. The position comes with a $50,000 (AUS) salary, along with an additional $50,000 (AUS) to cover expenses.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and would be a crazy adventure,” says Siu, who previously served as social media intern in the Beedie School’s marketing department as well as stints with Invoke Media and SAP. “I am so passionate about social media, and to work in this field in such a great environment would be an amazing experience.”
Siu made it to the second round after judges selected her based on a 30-second video she submitted explaining why she was the best person for the job. The video highlighted events she has participated in and also showcased her personal YouTube channel, where she demonstrates DIY t-shirt altering skills, and which has more than 58,000 subscribers and 10 million views.
Siu has now embarked on an extensive marketing campaign to promote her application, which has included media articles and television interviews. She has also received glowing video endorsements from high profile figures such as Andrew Petter, President of Simon Fraser University.
Siu graduated from the Beedie School of Business last year after majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship. With a passion for social media and marketing required for the position, Siu will aim to demonstrate that the knowledge she gained in her BBA degree makes her the ideal candidate for the job.
“Since finding out I was shortlisted it has been a whirlwind week,” says Siu. “I have never done so much PR before, but the education I received from the Beedie School of Business really prepared me for what was in store for me. The experience I got in strategic planning, marketing, and leadership roles have all come in useful this week.”
In addition to her academic experience, Siu furthered her marketing knowledge working as vice president of communications at AIESEC SFU, before taking the position of national director of communications for AIESEC Canada.
Siu will post updates about her progress through her blog, http://bestjobs.salina-siu.com/
For more information on The Best Jobs in the World competition, visit https://bestjobs.australia.com/