Lazaridis Latest – February 2, 2016

Lazaridis Latest – February 2, 2016
                                                                                   February 2, 2016                                                                                          

Executive Blog

Happy February! As we are currently in the thick of things — midterms, co-op interviews, and of course, election season — I wanted to wish you all the best of luck (only 2 weeks until Reading Week)!

I also wanted to remind everyone that TODAY is the last day of campaigning for elections — I’m sure you’ve seen the campaign teams boothing in the Peters Foyer, with bright posters splashed across campus, and posts all over social media. See below to learn more about voting and get to know the candidates’ platforms. Voting opens tomorrow and closes on Thursday!

And if you want to get involved with the Lazaridis Students’ Society next year, we are currently hiring for the 2016/2017 Vice Presidents! From personal experience, being a LazSoc VP has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Please let myself or any of the other VPs know if you have any questions. Applications close this Thursday at 11:59PM, and can be found at!

Good luck!

Melissa Tang
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

No events today!

ALL DAY: Elections

6 PM: Laurier Accounting Association — General Members Social

ALL DAY: Elections

7 PM/10 PM: AIESEC — AIESEC Laurier Exchange Information Sessions

10 AM: Lazaridis Students’ Society — Canadian Business with LazSoc

7 PM: Laurier Investment and Finance Association — Laurier Alumni Networking Event

10 AM: Laurier Economics Club — Laurier Economics Conference

No events today!

6:30 PM: Sports Management Laurier — NHL 16/FIFA 16 Video Game Tournament

7 PM/10 PM: AIESEC — AIESEC Laurier Exchange Information Sessions

Meet Evan J. Little, Former SBESS President

Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA ’15

Notable Work Experience:
Demand Generation Specialist, Clearpath Robotics (2015-present)
Product Marketing Lead, Keener (2015)
Marketing Intern, Google (2014)
Assistant Brand Manager, Whirlpool (2013)
Marketing Specialist, Magnet Forensics (2012-2013)

For most senior students, Evan J. Little may be a familiar face. This notable alumnus severed as the SBESS President during the 2014/2015 term and, on top of that, was involved in a handful of clubs on campus. Evan graduated in 2015, with a specialization in marketing and minor in Psychology. During his time at Laurier, he developed a passion for tech and startups. After his first year, he began working at Magnet Forensics, a Waterloo-based startup. Later, he channeled his passions into his co-op work terms, working at Google and Whirlpool. After graduation, Evan pursued the opportunity of a lifetime, and moved to sunny San Francisco to help build a new startup firm. However, after a few months, he received a job offer for a startup in Waterloo, Clearpath Robotics, which builds self-driving vehicles for warehouses around the world. Evan has been working there for about seven months leading the Demand Generation team. Read on to learn more about Evan and check out what advice he has for current students.

What motivated you to run for SBESS President?
I saw many opportunities improvement within the organization. In the years leading up to my term, the SBESS had made huge advancements – but there was still a lot to accomplish. I was primarily motivated by a need to fill those gaps in order to improve the student experience at Laurier.

Skills/tools you gained while at Laurier?

  • Importance of building a strong network
  • Looking for ways to maximize my efficiency – I wanted to make every minute count, because your years at Laurier really are golden!

What is one piece of advice that you can lend to young people entering the business world?
Despite what we’re commonly told, I would say to bite off MORE than you can chew! Overpromise, and then do whatever it takes to deliver. This is what allows you to stand out in a crowd and be recognized by your peers and colleagues.

Who are business leaders that inspire you?
Ben Horowitz and Elon Musk.

Each week, look forward to a Weekly Feature with exclusive Q+A’s and interviews with business leaders, alumni, and faculty. You won’t find this information anywhere else! Have a question you want to ask? Submit yours today!

Who will be the next Lazaridis Students’ Society President?

This week, two candidates have launched their campaigns for President. We encourage Lazaridis students to check out the platforms of each Presidential candidate – or get to know them in person! Both candidates will be campaigning in the Peters Foyer until Tuesday.


Cast Your Vote: Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4
Check out the candidates:


The Lazaridis Students’ Society is proud to host an event specifically for International Lazaridis students.

Laurier is known for a number of things, including being the most involved campus worldwide — with the help of some of the brightest students from all over the world. We want you to learn more about Business Culture in Canada and how to make the most of your university experience by getting involved!

Join us on Friday, February 5 at 10 AM to help you make the most of your time here. Location TBD.

Register now to attend this FREE event (and receive FREE FOOD):


The Lazaridis Students’ Society and several business and economics clubs are HIRING new members to join their teams. Please note that application deadlines vary. Check out our hiring portal here:

Coffee Break returns! The Lazaridis Students’ Society will be giving back to students by providing free coffee and snacks. Come find us from 11:30 AM – 1 PM in the Lazaridis Students’ Society Office (located to the right of Peters 1025/27, and across from Tim Hortons). Stop by and learn about the resources our organization has available for you, how you can get involved in the Lazaridis community, and (of course) grab a free coffee!

Connect with Unilever

Join the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics on Wednesday, February 10 as we welcome our next CEO-in-Residence, Mr. John LeBoutillier, CEO at Unilever Canada. At 2:30 PM in the Senate & Board Chamber, Mr. LeBoutillier will present a talk entitled “Can You Do Well By Doing Good?”. Immediately following the keynote, join us and Mr. LeBoutillier in the Turret for the U-Connect Networking Fair, where you will have the opportunity to talk to the CEO of Unilever Canada along with many other representatives from Unilever Canada, learn about upcoming opportunities at Unilever, receive a free sample of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, get your hair-styled by Tresemme, and so much more! This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss! This is a FREE event that is open to all students at the Lazaridis School, however registration must be completed online. To reserve your seat, please click here.



We want to see you at Unilever’s One Amazing Day, hosted by John LeBoutillier, CEO of Unilever Canada.

Immediately following the CEO-in-Residence Speaker Series, get to know us by having some fun with our brands and teams at the U Connect networking session!

What’s U Connect?

Wednesday, February 10, 4 – 6 PM at the Turret

An afternoon of career networking, brand fun and great giveaways. You’re invited to “talk social” over
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Visit our Bike Stop to raise funds by biking on the spot for the Becel Ride for Heart. Or visit our TRESemme Hair Salon for hair tips and on the spot styling. You’ll interact with these brands and many more.

We welcome all Laurier students to attend. Come and learn how to take billion dollar ideas from conception to sale, and the career opportunities in between. Come on by to get some free food, drinks and samples. Sign up via Navigator today!


LEC Presents: Laurier Economics Conference

The Laurier Economics Club is excited to be hosting the first annual Laurier Economics Conference!

The Conference will look to answer the question: Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the Canadian, and more generally the Global Economy, in the next two to three years?

The conference will be structured with two panel discussions and a keynote speech over lunch by Chief Economist at RBC, Craig Wright.

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: KPMG Atrium
Cost: FREE to premium members, $10 for other Laurier Students

We have extended early bird ticket sales to Wednesday. Save $5 on your ticket using the code “THE WORM”.

Facebook event link:


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