Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

Gaglardi Student Ambassador

TRU Gaglardi Student Ambassadors (GSAs) provide key support during TRU Gaglardi events, produce engaging content on TRU Gaglardi social media pages, and focus on creating a holistic and engaging experience for our student community on campus and around the world.

Role of TRU Gaglardi Student Ambassador

Social media and brand management

Duties are assigned on a project basis and may include:

  • Connect with faculty, students and student clubs to conduct interviews and write profiles (updates on research, special achievements, etc.)
  • Create and share content to support the school’s Social Media Strategy.
  • Provide content for “day in the life” social media takeover, and/or in support of other social media campaigns.
  • Maintain a personal presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn - be comfortable responding to inquiries, questions and discussions, hashtags, metrics, branded pages, events on campus, etc.
  • Provide content for important days and events around campus.
  • Attend TRU Gaglardi and other TRU events, help promote on social media.


Duties may include:

  • Collaboratively generate ideas for and coordinate monthly TRU Gaglardi
  • Assistance in planning and execution of TRU Gaglardi events.
  • Connect with TRU Gaglardi-related TRUSU clubs.
  • Assistance with event promotion such as leafletting, distributing posters, promoting online and/or class presentations.
  • Provide support on event days such as helping with setup, takedown, photography, event social media, check-in, etc.
  • Other tasks as requested by the TRU Gaglardi supervisory staff.


GSAs are expected to:

  • Adhere to TRU and TRU Gaglardi brand guidelines.
  • Always represent TRU Gaglardi in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Complete timesheet/hours tracking on a weekly basis.
  • Work closely with staff, faculty, and other GSAs.
  • Relay questions, concerns, and ideas to the GSA Coordinator and/or communications team
  • Attend weekly, 1-hour meetings with the TRU Gaglardi GSA staff. Come prepared.
  • Attend a monthly 1-1 meeting with TRU Gaglardi supervisory staff to discuss ideas, get feedback, receive coaching, etc.
  • Meet project deadlines.
  • Be transparent in ability to take on specific projects, and communicate consistently with GSA team.
  • Use existing connections and networking skills to build and strengthen TRU Gaglardi partnership with clubs and other organizations.
  • Complete mandatory training.

Skills and qualifications

  • Must be a full-time student (minimum of nine credits undergrad courses or six credits graduate courses) at TRU for the semester appointed as GSA
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the semester
  • Be able to commit to 60 hours over the semester which may include up to 10 hours in a given week (as discussed with your supervisor ahead of time)
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning and/or
  • Active social media presence and experience with digital publishing platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube.
  • Knowledge of social media, graphic design, photography, and video production
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Project management skills such as organization, file, and document management

Training (mandatory)

GSAs must complete a minimum of seven hours of training as provided by TRU Gaglardi.

Benefits and opportunities

  • Professional Services Agreement with financial compensation
  • Increased exposure to TRU faculty, alumni, and the business community
  • Professional development
  • Make an impact as a voice of TRU and influence prospective students' decision to apply and attend TRU

Become a TRU Gaglardi Student Ambassador

For more information about becoming a Gaglardi Student Ambassador, contact the TRU Gaglardi communications team

2023-2024 TRU Gaglardi Student Ambassadors

Laiba Qureshi

Laiba Qureshi

Get to know our Gaglardi Student Ambassador, Laiba!

Laiba is originally from Pakistan and is a fourth-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration at TRU. She is passionate about building connections, fostering intercultural engagement and indulging in leadership and mentorship opportunities. Laiba also serves as an Intercultural Ambassador and Orientations and Transitions Ambassador with @trustudentlife. She is also dedicated to promoting accessibility as a member of the TRU Accessibility Committee and is a part of the @truwibclub as well. In her free time, Laiba enjoys writing, acting and learning graphic design.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be a Gaglardi Student Ambassador this year! Our team of GSA members is exceptional, and I eagerly anticipate the year ahead. I'm excited about creating engaging content, forging connections with both faculty and fellow students, actively participating in exciting events and highlighting the remarkable achievements in the Gaglardi community!”

Ugochi Nwangwu

Ugochi Nwangwu

Get to know our Gaglardi Student Ambassador, Ugochi!

Ugochi is a second-year MBA student passionate about building authentic relationships and helping people solve problems creatively. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Ugochi brings her enthusiasm and diverse experiences into being highly engaged in all that TRU has to offer.

In her first year, she represented TRU Gaglardi in the BC MBA Games 2022, and volunteered at several events like the 2023 Job Fair and Celebration of Success Dinner Fall 2022. She served as a Member-at-Large for the TRUSU Campaigns Committee and went on to campaign for the TRUSU Graduate Representative.

She is currently the Communications Officer for the Afro-Caribbean Students‘ Association, a member of the TRUSU MBA Club and volunteers at the CFBX Radio Campus/Community Radio for Kamloops. Ugochi hopes to add value in her role as GSA while enjoying the experience. She is looking forward to the connections she will make and hopes to inspire more students that look like her to take advantage of all the opportunities that TRU and Gaglardi Business School has to offer.

Inderdeep Singh

Inderdeep Singh

Get to know our Gaglardi Student Ambassador, Inderdeep!

Inderdeep is a second year MBA student with a background in computer science. He has worked in both the private and public sectors and enjoyed his role as a government officer in India. His hobbies include reading and playing football.

Inderdeep says, “I am really excited to start my journey as a GSA, as I love to meet new people. Every student, faculty or staff that is involved with TRU Gaglardi brings with them a different set of perspectives and experiences from which I feel I can gain a lot. I want to help new students, in whichever way possible, as they start a new chapter in their lives.”

Aashima Thapar

Aashima Thapar

Get to know our Gaglardi Student Ambassador, Aashima!

Aashima, a second-year TRU student, is pursuing a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing. She is passionate about fostering relationships, honing her communication skills, and building networks. Known for her amiable nature and unwavering drive for personal and professional growth, Aashima originally hails from Delhi, India, and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.

Balancing a busy schedule between classes and work, she finds joy in singing, dancing, and creating lasting travel memories during their leisure time. Aashima's guiding principle is epitomized by their favourite quote inspired by the renowned author Sudha Murty: "Driven by values, powered by intellect." In her role as a GSA, Aashima urges new students to embrace the university experience, create lasting memories, and find passion in their pursuits. She is excited to contribute to the TRU community and make a positive impact.

Jaideep Taneja

Jaideep Taneja

Get to know our Gaglardi Student Ambassador, Jaideep!

Jaideep is a second-year MBA student who brings a strong passion for cultivating connections, refining his communication skills, and fostering networks. He's well-known for his friendly and approachable nature, as well as his unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth. Jaideep's enthusiasm for teamwork and community building earned him the privilege of representing #TRUGaglardi at the 2022 BC MBA Games.

At the heart of Jaideep's philosophy is his favourite quote, inspired by the renowned Indian athlete Milkha Singh: "Diligence, determination, and dedication — these qualities can propel a person to remarkable heights."

As a Gaglardi Student Ambassador (GSA), Jaideep offers valuable advice to new students, encouraging them to fully embrace the university experience and create lasting memories. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a harmonious balance between academic pursuits and personal life, which he achieves through regular physical activity and mindfulness meditation.

When he's not immersed in his studies, Jaideep can be found enjoying badminton or tennis matches or engaging in social outings with friends. He firmly believes that these activities provide relaxation and nurture strong relationships with peers and colleagues.

More information

Ally Tatem
Marketing and Communications Coordinator - TRU Gaglardi


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