Fourth Year Representatives

Xenia Hébert
Hey friends, my name is Xenia! I am in my final year of Communications and Media Studies at Carleton and I have the pleasure of being one of the fourth year representatives on CUSS this upcoming year. I have been a general member on CUSS the past two years which has allowed me to attend an array of events that pushed me to take my involvement further and join the executive team, which I couldn’t be more excited about! I chose Carleton for CoMS because of the diverse selection of courses the program offers, and I chose Ottawa because of it’s ability to feel like both a big city and a small town depending on where you chose to be. When I’m not on campus in Roosters or the library, you are likely to find me looking for new outdoor places to explore in Ottawa, petting strangers dogs, or hanging out with friends. And, if I can leave you with one piece of advice, it is this: when it comes to your university experience, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. Joining CUSS was one of the best decisions of my university career and my only wish was that I had done it sooner. Thanks for reading and I cannot wait to see what this year holds for all of us! 🙂
Taylor Mair
Hey! My name is Taylor Mair and I’m psyched to be one of your fourth-year reps for the 2017-2018 school year. This year will sadly be my final year on the CUSS team and I have had so much fun here! In my spare time I love to do anything that has to do with the arts; singing, dancing, you name it! Aside from COMS, music and theatre has always been my passion. I’m also quite the wanderlust and love travelling to new and exciting places. I chose Carleton because of the rave reviews I had heard about their School of Journalism and Communication and I am so glad I did. Throughout the last four years I have been so lucky to be a part of such a welcoming community of professionals and friends. My favourite area of COMS is political communication and political management (which are both third year classes that I highly recommend you take), and I aspire to be a lobbyist. Hope to see you all come out to the amazing events we will be holding this year! Cheers, Taylor!
Aidan Strickland
Hello again CUSS members! I am happy to be back for a third year on the CUSS Exec team, this time in a new role for me, a fourth year rep! CUSS has exposed me to so many different sides of communications as well as introduced me to some of my best friends. I encourage everyone to get involved as much as  your schedule permits! A few things to know about me are that: I spent summer 2017 interning for the Government House Leader which has turned me into a political junkie. I also love staying fit by going to the gym, which is convenient for me because I work part-time as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at Movati Athletic. I may be busy but I make sure I have time for all my favourite shows like: Criminal Minds, How To Get Away With Murder and SOOO many more! Come say hi, I am always happy to talk about my binge watching obsessions, but more importantly, CUSS and what we can do for you!
Michelle Vuong
I’m going in my 4th year in B.COMS with a minor in business, and my 4th year in CUSS! The growth of this organization is beyond imaginable and I am so honored to be a part of it. I’ve been involved since first year, as the year representative, as well as serving two years as the Vice-President of special events. This year as 4th year rep, I’m excited to sit back, relax and watch our Exec flourish. Being on the CUSS Exec has granted me skills and relationships I’ll never forget as a part of my undergrad. I have made some of my closest friends and most valuable practical skills. From first years to fourth years and now alumni, the CUSS fam is nothing I would trade. The skills I have learned are also unrivaled: social media, public speaking, professional networking…it’s endless. As an aspiring event planner, planning Networking Night 2017 was the highlight of my career, and I can’t wait to pass on the torch and experience. The goal upon graduating would be landing a job related to event planning, marketing or advertising campaigns. When I’m not stressed about and job hunting, you can catch me around Ottawa doing photo and video shoots as a low-key videographer, reading Game of Throne theories (OBESSION CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE IT), chilling at the cottage, skiing, or trying out vegan recipes.
Tommy Wall
Hi! My name’s Tommy, and I’m proud to represent Carleton’s 4th-year communications students on the CUSS executive team for 2017-18! I’m in my final year of the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, with a Minor in Environmental Studies, and I’m contemplating grad school at Carleton afterward. This year will be my third year as a member of the executive team in the position of Class Year Representative, and the experience has been positive the entire way. Outside of communication and environment at school, sports is what gets me going, and I love hockey, soccer, and running, as well as being a big NHL and NBA fan. I’m looking forward to hearing from my fellow students throughout the year, and I hope to be able to share updates and upcoming events for CUSS so that everyone has an opportunity to expand their horizons beyond the classroom and into the professional communications scene in Ottawa!