Clubs and Organizations
BizCom Mission Statement
BizCom is a student organized club that unifies business and communications students in the Notre Dame de Namur University community. BizCom facilitates self-development in its members by providing business related discussions as well as being a bridge to the local community through community outreach events. BizCom meetings are a place where students are exposed to the business world through guest speakers. At the meetings students are encouraged to explore new ideas and ask questions regarding their future careers. BizCom encourages its members to uphold the integrity that the School of Business and Management hopes to instill in its students.
2011-2012 Calendar of Meetings
Meet Your Officers (2011-2012)
Billie Hiraishi, President
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Hilo, Hawai’i
Involvements: BizCom President (11-Present)
Hawaii Club AS Senator (12-Present)
Diversity/Education Coordinator, Programming Board (12-Present)
Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honorary Society (11-Present)
NDNU Phonathon Team (09-Present)
NDNU Women’s Soccer (9-12)
Hawaii Club Secretary & Treasurer (11-12)
BizCom Vice President (10-11)
Future Goals: I was always told by my parents to dream big. My future goals are to become a public relations specialist and in the long-run start my own PR Firm and also as a hobby start a small event planning business in Hawai’i. As president this year, I hope to introduce experienced people to assist business and communication students with a sense of the occupational world to help them meet their goals.
Nicolas Matos, Vice President
Major(s): Business and Communications
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Involvements: ASNDNU Vice President (12-13)
NDNU Orientation Team (12-13)
NDNU First Generation Mentor (12-13)
BizCom Vice President (12-13)
BizCom AS Senator (11-12)
High School: Robotics team Mechanical engineer, JV soccer team manager, Paintball
club officer. Played Soccer and ran Track.
College: I work for Lowes and the Volkswagen Electronic Research Lab
Future Goals: I would first like to become a high level manager at some sort of company in order to adapt to the stress of working in a fast paced environment. Then I would use the knowledge learned in that job to slowly start my own company. If it is possible I would like to start my own Property Management firm.
Shannon Sanassarian, AS Senator
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Involvements: BizCom Senator
BizCom Marketer (11-12)
NDNU Women’s Soccer (10-present)
Future Goals: My goal forthe future is to graduate college with a BA in business administration, as well as to be fluent in the Spanish language. After college, I would like to find a job that is suitable to my needs financially and also has the qualities that allow for a successful life. I also hope to travel far beyond the United States and possibly live in another country for a few years.
Aaron Tom, Secretary and Treasurer
Major: Business Administration – Concentrations in Finance and Accounting
Hometown: Pearl City, Hawai’i
Involvements: BizCom Secretary & Treasurer (12-13)
BizCom Vice President (11-12)
NDNU Men’s Golf (11-present)
Hawaii Club President (10-Present)
Future Goals: I would like to take up graduate school in the field of accounting. Once completed with schooling I would like to find an accounting job in Hawai’i.
Becca Hiraishi, Marketing Specialist/PR
Minor(s): Psychology, Sociology
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Involvements: BizCom Marketing Specialist/PR
Hawaii Club Secretary & Treasurer (12-Present)
Hawaii Club Marketing/PR (11-12)
NDNU Women’s Soccer (09-12)
Future Goals: My previous major was actually psychology, however, my goals go hand in hand with the adjustment of a communication degree. I’ve always had the desire to assist others and put them before my own needs. My future goal is to use my experience as a communications major to learn the different techniques and styles of communication in order to become a Marital and Family Psychologist. I grew up in a family where my parents were divorced at a very young age; my family struggled financially and had very few resources. Therefore, my long term goal is to assist other families within the Hawai’i community that struggled like I did.
Brittany Carrolan, Marketing Specialist/PR
Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Involvements: BizCom Marketing Specialist/PR (12-Present)
Hawaii Club (11-Present)
NDNU Women’s Soccer (10-12)
Future Goals: My future goal is to obtain a job within sports as a public relations manager. Another job that I am considering in the future is to be a part of a sports teams’ charity club by being an event organizer. Being the co-marketing specialist officer for BizCom, I plan on gaining more members and make the meetings better known to others such as teachers, commuters, and resident students. By doing this I hope that we can have a bigger turnout at each event.