The CU75 campaign celebrating Carleton’s best has been showcasing another group of exceptional students and faculty members. With thousands of page views at CU75.ca, visitors from at least 50 countries, and close to a million impressions on Facebook and Twitter, it is clear that the campaign is making an impression.
The campaign began in 2014 to shine a light on the accomplishments of outstanding students, faculty, graduates and supporters in the run-up to Carleton 75th anniversary next year. Some have appeared on billboards and signs around campus. Others have been featured in advertisements and promotional material. They have all been profiled at CU75.ca.
For this wave of the campaign, an engagement contest in the form of a CU75 quiz was created. Nearly 650 people took the time to participate in the quiz, designed to test readers’ knowledge of CU75 representatives by asking simple questions about material found in their biographical pages.
Winners were chosen from the quiz participants and they were awarded gift cards to the Carleton Bookstore.
First-place winner Kajal Agarwal is graduating from Carleton in June, so this win served as a great way for her to wrap up her four years at Carleton.
Agarwal was invested in the Carleton community throughout her time here. She served as a peer helper and summer orientation leader for the Student Experience Office, and worked with the Office of Student Affairs on the Peer Conduct Board and Undergraduate Recruitment. She was also a Carleton blogger and a Learning Log writer, all while completing her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management.
“I completely enjoyed the degree and my time here,” Agarwal said. “I’m sad that my time at Carleton is over, but excited to be moving on. Maybe a master’s is in my future.”
Agarwal will be writing her LSAT’s in the fall with hopes of getting into law school at the University of Ottawa.
“I like to shoot high and then land somewhere in the middle,” she said. “It’s better to have dreams and shoot high, than to not have any vision at all.”
Agarwal remarked that she was inspired by the alumni, students and faculty featured in the CU75 campaign.
“In 25 years, I hope to see myself doing something that will represent my undergrad degree well and that will represent Carleton well,” she said. “Maybe I’ll be on a poster at Carleton 25 years from now.”
There’s more to come on the campaign, led by the Department of University Communications. The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) has also initiated a project, 75 for the 75th, to honour this anniversary, by profiling 75 of its most inspiring alumni.