November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

                                                                                   November 29, 2016                                                                                          

Executive Blog

Hello all!

I hope everyones weekend was amazing and school is going great! My name is Zeeshan Mahmood and I am currently the Vice President of Technology Development. 

I lead our Technology Development team, the group behind the app, the LazShop and just about everything tech-related at LazSoc. For the past month and a half, my team has been working hard on a massive update of our app! This update adds in new functionality, such as better support for recurring events and improved notifications when an event you’ve saved is updated. On top of that, the look and feel of the app has been completely redone! It looks fantastic and I can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it. We’re planning on launching by the end of this week, so keep an eye out!


Zeeshan Mahmood
Vice President of Technology Development

Lazaridis Students’ Society

Name: Angelo Fousteris

Program: Honours BBA

Year: 3rd Year


If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

First things first. I’d visit Mike Tyson’s house, chill with his tiger for a few hours and drive the mystery-mobile around to cross that off my list. I’d spend a month with my family traveling to Greece and reading books I’ve either half read or haven’t got around to, (Yes… I read). With no financial constraints I’d spend some time up at Laurier buying everyone’s textbooks during the day and at night, buying everyone’s drinks at the bar. I’ve always wanted to be a pilot so I’d spend the last bit of time flying a fighter jet and break the speed of sound.

What’s your dream job? Who would you be working for, what would your role be, and where would you be living?

I don’t know what my dream job is but it’s one where I’m able to impact people’s lives in a positive way. I’ve come to the realization that people motivate me more than anything else and without other people being the center of my focus I get bored very quickly. I’d love to work for the John Maxwell Company and coach professionals on leadership. My dream job would definitely be located near a beach: Miami or L.A.

Where’s your favourite place to go out in Waterloo?

Favourite place is Pub on King. I like having the option of taking it easy at a booth or getting groovy on the dance floor.


If you had the option to go back to first year and start over, would you? Why?

First year was one of the best years of my life but, I wouldn’t do it over. I lucked out and met a great group of guys in residence who are now my roommates and through clubs and other outings I met so many great people who are such a huge part of my life. Knowing what I know now, I’d probably tell me first year self to not stress over every little assignment or poor grade I received. At the end of the day, life has a way of working it self out.

What’s your favourite Laurier moment?

First year residence. Our ENTIRE floor woke up at an absurd time (3 or 4am) to witness a supermoon.  Our spirited floor knocked on doors and woke everyone up; we walked outside, walked up a small hill for the best viewing to see this supermoon. Turns out the weather man lied the day before, and it was cloudy… 🙂 . So plan B took place and instead we went to Burger King and ate the $2 nuggets. Wasn’t the greatest outcome but, I feel only Laurier students would be spirited enough to wake up midway through the night to see the moon. We ended up turning the night into a good time and made the most out of it.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I’d want to travel out east to the Maritime Provinces. I’d do a lot of sightseeing, camping and hiking. Canada has so much natural beauty to offer that I haven’t yet explored.


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