Work.Learn.Repeat podcast

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Jodi Szimanski

Work.Learn.Repeat hosted by:

Jodi Szimanski (she/her), BA, CAAP, MBET
Associate Director, Communications, Engagement and Digital Experience

Jodi joined Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo in 2020 as the Associate Director, Communications, Engagement and Digital Experience. She has held several positions in marketing and communications at the University of Waterloo including the Faculty of Mathematics, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Student Success Office and the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. Prior to that, she managed the Marketing and Advertising team at OpenText after working for 10 years at advertising agencies as a copywriter.  

She herself was a co-op student majoring in English – Rhetoric and Professional Writing at the University of Waterloo, and in 2020 graduated with a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET), also from Waterloo. In addition, she is a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (Institute of Communications and Advertising). In 2012, Jodi had the opportunity to co-author a book with Tom Jenkins, Chairman of the Board at OpenText called Behind the Firewall – Big Data and the Hidden Web: The Path to Enterprise Information Management.

Latest episodes

How can you make a positive impact in the workplace? Dr. Norah McRae, associate provost of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), discusses how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals are used as a framework to create meaningful work experiences. Learn how concentrating on impact can open doors to new opportunities and enable both students and employers to tackle the future of work head-on.