Originally published by Co-operative Education Program & Career Services announcing the 2022 Award Recipients. Photo: by Katy DeCoste.

Lauryn Orme brings her passion for continuous learning to everything she does, and her co-op placement at Workday Inc. was no exception. By providing strategic guidance for internal initiatives, Lauryn tackled challenges like supply chain impacts and changing client needs. Her ability to leverage her communications skills, reflectiveness and strategic thinking to adapt to a changing climate led to her being named the 2022 Co-op Student of the Year – Business Co-op.

From creating newsletters to showcase a team’s successes and key metrics in highly technical work, to advising VP-level executives on how to frame communications, she was able to bring people together during challenging times.

Whether she was hosting a month-long Movember campaign or organizing a lunch-and-learn about the environmental impacts of fast fashion, Lauryn left an impact on Workday beyond her official duties. She also brought the skills she learned at work back to the Gustavson community, volunteering at events like the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award gala and hosting financial literacy sessions for students.

“I was thrilled to give back to the community while working,” says Lauryn. “I’ve had so many opportunities to grow and learn, and I’m thankful to be able to do that for others.”