Staying Golden Podcast

by Laurier Alumni

Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, presented by the Laurier Alumni Association. Podcast host and Laurier student, Ayanfe Ayeni, will be catching up with Laurier alumni, hoping to give Laurier students some insights into what the future may hold after graduation.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 5

  • Staying Golden - Episode 2: Junaid Ali

    Staying Golden - Episode 2: Junaid Ali

    Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, hosted by Ayanfe Ayeni. In this episode, Junaid takes us on a thrilling ride from his humble beginnings spinning beats for 50 people at The Turret to commanding stages with 25,000 fans. Beyond the music scene, he also shares his innovative project, "Stock Shock," a game designed to teach financial literacy to its players. Junaid's philosophy of "taking one slice at a time" not only guided his musical journey but also fueled his efforts in launching Stock Shock. The Staying Golden Podcast is brought to you by the Laurier Alumni Association.

  • Staying Golden - Episode 1: John Tolentino

    Staying Golden - Episode 1: John Tolentino

    Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, hosted by Ayanfe Ayeni. Today we're catching up with John Tolentino, who acquired his university teaching certificate from Laurier in 2020 and then completed his master’s of social work at Laurier in 2022. In this episode, John shares how his passion for social, racial, and queer justice led him to pursue a career in social work. Connect with John on Linkedin @johntolentino94. The Staying Golden Podcast is brought to you by the Laurier Alumni Association.

  • Season 4

  • Staying Golden - Episode 7: Camille Lawrence

    Staying Golden - Episode 7: Camille Lawrence

    Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, hosted by Luke Hogan. Today we're catching up with Camille Lawrence, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Laurier in 2012. In this episode, Camille discusses her journey into the television industry and describes her experiences working on shows like Umbrella Academy and The Amazing Race Canada. Connect with Camille on Instagram @cammlawrence The Staying Golden Podcast is brought to you by the Laurier Alumni Association.

  • Staying Golden - Episode 6: Jennifer Andrews

    Staying Golden - Episode 6: Jennifer Andrews

    Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, hosted by Luke Hogan. In this episode, we're catching up with Jennifer Andrews, class of 2018. After achieving a Masters of Science at the University of Guelph, Jennifer found a passion for marketing and entrepreneurship. In this episode, we talk about how she found this passion and used it to start her own business, FreshLeaf Marketing. Jennifer's new book, Scientist to CEO, is available now on Amazon. FreshLeaf Marketing: https://freshleafmarketing.ca/ Jennifer's personal website: https://www.jenniferroseandrews.com/scientist-to-ceo Buy Scientist to CEO on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Scientist-CEO-Marketing-Handbook-Professionals/dp/1739040201 Jennifer's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-andrews-msc-mba/ The Staying Golden Podcast is brought to you by the Laurier Alumni Association.

  • Staying Golden - Episode 5: Sydney Bang

    Staying Golden - Episode 5: Sydney Bang

    Welcome to the Staying Golden Podcast, hosted by Luke Hogan. In this episode, we're catching up with Sydney Bang, class of 2019. After studying kinesiology at Laurier, Sydney found a passion for data analytics and eventually landed a role as an analytics engineer at Spotify. In this episode, we talk about her career journey from exercise science to software engineering. For more information on Sydney's journey to analytics engineering and Spotify's interview process, check out her Medium article here. The Staying Golden Podcast is brought to you by the Laurier Alumni Association.