Equals6, the professional social network for students, today announced that Hartley Rogers, a commerce student at the University of Winnipeg, has won the Equals6 Marketing Idol competition top prize. Marketing Idol is a business case competition where Equals6 student members tackle real-world business challenges. The company awarded more than $4000 in prizes to the top respondents.
"We were impressed with the quality of the student submissions," said Andy Osburn, CEO of Equals6. "Our members showed great enthusiasm and creativity during the competition. The top prize winner, Hartley Rogers, impressed the judges and Equals6 management to such a degree that we hired her as an Equals6 Campus Ambassador at the University of Winnipeg."
According to Rogers, the competition was about more than prize money.
"I enjoyed the learning experience of taking on a business challenge and coming up with a creative solution. I am also thrilled to be working with Equals6 as a Campus Ambassador," said Rogers.
Marketing Idol and other competitions and contests are part of a broader Equals6 effort to support student engagement on the social network and to reward top students. The company also offers Top Talent scholarships, with more than $25,000 awarded through the program.
Equals6.com is a social network that helps students achieve their career and academic goals by connecting with employers, schools and scholarship opportunities. Employers and schools partner with Equals6 to identify and recruit top-talent students.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 3, 2012