Jessica Lau is a recent graduate and emerging HR professional with over 8 years of local and International experience in customer service, people management and human resources. Currently, she is participating in the BCHRMA professional mentorship program, exploring career opportunities and pursuing her CHRP designation. Jessica has a passion for diversity, engagement, empowerment and to bring out the best from individuals.
Jessica is proud to have been the valedictorian student speaker in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Human Resources Advanced Diploma, graduating with Distinction.
During her studies, Jessica was involved with many extracurricular activities taking on different leadership roles and giving back to the school and community. She was the President and executive member of Capilano HRMA and the Vice-President and executive member of the Capilano Undergraduate Business Enterprise of Students in 2008 to 2011, associations in enhancing the value of the business program and providing professional development for the students. She was also the Capilano University’s student representative with BC HRMA and participated in the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program.
As the 2011 provincial Premier’s One World International Scholarship recipient, Jessica went to study abroad in France where she traveled to more than 20 cities to learn and embrace different cultures. She also participated in a three weeks China Study Tour in 2009, in which she appreciated the Chinese proverb of “walking 1000 miles beats reading 10,000 scrolls.”