January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017

                                                                                   January 17, 2017                                                                                          

Executive Blog

Hello everyone,

Hopefully everyone’s semester’s going well so far!

First, thank you to everyone who has purchased their Lazaridis networking Gala tickets! This is the second year in a row we have hosted this event and I am very excited to execute it. A reminder that today is the absolute last day to purchase your ticket to reserve a seat. With over forty different organizations attending, this is the best spot for you to land an internship, co-op, or full-time job!

Also, I want to congratulate all the individuals who have worked extensively on the Lazaridis Students’ Society as well as affiliated Clubs and Associations. It’s been an amazing year and I am excited to see what can be accomplished in the last four months of our terms! I was nervous going into this role but have been extremely pleased with this year so far thanks to an amazing team working with me.

One of the best decisions I have made is to apply for a leadership position in the Lazaridis Students’ Society and I would strongly suggest you all do the same. It has given me a completely different perspective of our school, the chance to meet professors and faculty, and form amazing friendships. It may seem daunting or intimidating but getting involved has taught me so much about myself, leadership and has greatly improved myself as a person. Vice-President postings have gone live and will remain open until the 26th so make sure you submit yours!

My Executive and Vice-Presidents’ team has shifted our focus to make a commitment for next year’s teams to increasingly improve this organization. We will be committing ourselves to assisting the next teams transition to ensure they move forward.

If you would ever like more information or would like to chat please feel free to email me at simon.macleod@lazsoc.ca

Thank you,

Simon Macleod

Lazaridis Students’ Society

Name: Brittany Koornstra

Program: Honours BBA, Co-op Option

Year: 2 

What’s your favourite Laurier moment?

I would have to say that my favourite Laurier moment (so far) was when I got to pitch my new venture idea in the PepsiCo Pitch Competition Finals in first year. I remember being so nervous about the assignment, as public speaking was never my strong suit. I set myself a goal to make it to the semi-finals, and worked hard to develop my public speaking skills. I didn’t expect to make it to the finals, so when I heard my name being called I was so excited. It was very cool to pitch in front of Pepsi executives, my profs and peers, as well as David Chilton…it was such a crazy experience, and definitely one that I will remember forever!

If you could be one kitchen appliance what would it be and why?

Definitely one of those super fancy Nespresso machines. As a stress-filled, sleep-deprived student, what’s better than being able to make your own endless supply of espresso?? Nothing.

What’s the best piece of advice you could give to first years or incoming students?

My one piece of advice would be to embrace Laurier. There are opportunities around every corner – whether it’s a networking event or a new club – get involved with as much as you can and meet as many new people as you can. I’ve learned so much through the clubs that I’m involved with, and have even met some of my best friends from putting myself out there. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with your peers (and with teachers too!) because you never know what amazing opportunities will come out of it!

What’s your #1 most listened to song?

iTunes is telling me that it’s Summer Sixteen by Drake (LOL), but as of right now it’s definitely Ed Sheeran’s two new singles!

If you could get any job in the world, what would it be and where would you be located?

Realistically, I would love to work for a worldwide NGO. I would be on the strategy side of things, but I would also help out on the field too – do actual groundwork with the NGO around the world. I love to travel so I think it would be incredible to get the opportunity to see and work in different places around the world. I’m also interested in international business and am also trying to get a minor in global studies, so I think that this would be the perfect fit for me! In a fantasy world though…I wouldn’t say no to being the first real housewife of Waterloo. Just saying.


If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what age would it be and why?

I would want to stay 19 forever. I’m in University, constantly discovering and learning new things about myself and the world around me, and even though I’m technically considered an adult, I still have the freedoms of the teenage years. It’s the perfect in-between!

If you could give the student body one Netflix/TV series suggestion, what would it be?

The Office (the American one). It’s an absolute classic, and I don’t think there’s anyone out there who doesn’t love Michael and Dwight’s shenanigans.



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No events today!

11:00AM- Laurier Consulting Club – BCG Day

6:30PM- Lazaridis Students’ Society – Lazaridis Networking Gala

3:00PM- DECA Laurier – DECA U Provincials

12:ooPM – Laurier Economics Club – Economics Conference

9:30AM- DECA Laurier – Charged Up

No events today!

 Check back next week for updates!