December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

                                                                                   December 6, 2016                                                                                          

Executive Blog


With the last few weeks of 2016 winding down, exams approaching, and the festive season ahead there is lot to cherish and celebrate! While studying for finals, take a study break (or nap) – reflect on your goals, the late night moments (studying or indulging in drunk food) with friends, and your accomplishments. As a student sometimes it feels like there are so many things you can’t control, but it’s important to remember the things YOU CAN. Such as being with those who support you, second chances, or even fresh starts.

I want to personally thank all Laurier students that have been part of LazSoc’s journey in 2016, joined us in creating memories, and hope to continue to enhance the ultimate student experience. 
On behalf of the Lazaridis Students’ Society executive team, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year, see y’all in 2017!

Varun Desai
Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Lazaridis Students’ Society

Name: Morgan Altman

Program: Honours BBA

Year: 1st


If you could have dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would like to have dinner with Indra Nooyi as she is a highly successful businesswoman that I look up to.  Currently, she is the CEO of PepsiCo and has bettered the company in so many ways since she took over the position.  I would be sure to ask her for tips and tricks on being successful in the corporate environment and how she manages such a demanding position along with the other important aspects of her life.

If you could give one piece of advice about tackling exams, what would it be?

Start studying early!  From personal experience, I can honestly say that procrastination and studying last minute is not the way to go.  If you study for an hour or two each day, the studying process is much less painful.  You’ll also absorb more information than you would cramming the day before the exam.

What’s your favourite Laurier moment?

My favourite Laurier moment happened before I’d even began my first year.  I was hoping to be accepted into the BBA program and was patiently waiting for an acceptance letter in the mail.  In the middle of December at about four in the morning I woke up for no apparent reason and lazily checked my phone for the time.  There was an email from Laurier, saying that I’d been accepted.  Given the time of night, I thought I was dreaming.  To make sure it was real, I woke my dad up so that he could confirm.  I was so excited about the opportunity to attend my dream school that I couldn’t fall back asleep!


What’s one thing you think everyone should do before finishing university?

Before leaving university, I think everyone should get involved with a club or team.  I wasn’t very involved throughout high school and when I came to Laurier I decided to change that.  Currently, I am one of the First Year Representatives for DECA Laurier and a competitive member for Laurier Equestrian.  I have made so many great friends through these extra-curriculars and would suggest that everyone get involved in at least one thing that they’re interested in.

What one word best describes you? Why?

Ambitious.  For as long as I can remember I have set high standards and goals for myself for everything from academics to athletics.  This ambition is what drives me to work hard at school in the hopes of meeting academic and career goals in the future.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?

First, I would want a pocket knife or another multi-tool that would help me survive the island.  I would also want a bottle of sunscreen because I am prone to sunburns!  Lastly, I would want a working cell phone to keep in contact with my friends and family, and would use it to hopefully call for help and get off of the island.

What’s your favourite on campus meal?

The Seagram Wrap from Wilf’s with Rock n’ Roll sauce is the best!  It’s always my go-to.


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