March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

 March 28, 2017 

Executive Blog

Hey everyone,

Thank you to everyone who came out to Year End Gala! This has been a stellar year with over 150 events so far, and even more to come! It was an amazing night and the LazSoc Executives were honored to be able to recognize our clubs for all their work to enhance the lives of all students. After the awards, Richard Hugessen and I had the privilege of launching V2 of the LazSoc app! You can download the latest version from Google Play (on Android) and the Apple App Store (on iOS). The major update includes a complete overhaul of the UI and better integration with other apps, such as Facebook, Snapchat and more, to make it much easier to connect with our clubs.

With the term wrapping up, applications for next year’s executive team of all clubs are out! With just under 100 positions up for grabs on our hiring page, there’s sure to be a position just right for you. Getting involved on campus was one of the best parts of my university experience, so I would highly recommend applying for anything you’re interested in. The applications are only out for a limited time, so be sure to check it out asap!

Love you all,

Zeeshan Mahmood
Vice President of Technology Development
Lazaridis Students’ Society

Name: Sara Baranski

Program: BBA

Year: 2

Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met on campus and why?

I would have to say John Young. He managed to incorporate much of his life story into the BU127 curriculum and I must say, truly a fascinating man and a quality storyteller.

If you had to add one meal to the Wilfs menu, what would it be?

Hands down the pesto bowl from Freshii. Realistically, I eat this probably 2-5 times every week and it would be a lot cheaper if Wilfs was selling it.

What’s you’re most memorable Laurier experience?

My list of memorable moments at Laurier is a long one to say the least. But high on that list was playing Waterloo’s Varsity Field Hockey team with no subs and still coming out with a very respectable 1-0 loss. We lost but it was still a huge success and we were all really fired up about it.

What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming year?

Obviously being Co-President of XLerate! Joining clubs in my first year was definitely the best decision of my university career thus far and I can’t wait to work along side some of my closest friends for another year.

What is the biggest misconception about being in clubs and what advice would you give first years?

That being an executive is just something to put on your resume. I definitely had this mindset to a certain extent coming into first year. But being on a club (or multiple clubs) is so much more than that and I think anyone with club experience would agree. Almost all of my closest relationships have formed as a result of my involvement with clubs and it has really made Laurier feel like home to me. So my advice would be not to shy away from applications because you think you might not get the position or because you’re worried you won’t have enough time. Make time, find your balance and focus on mastering “work hard, play hard”.

You can only live in one country for the rest of your life, what country would you choose and why?

Nepal is by far the most beautiful country I’ve ever travelled – but to live? Literally any country in Europe (as long as there are mountains to hike close by). I’ve yet to explore a European city I couldn’t see myself living in – I love pretty much everything about their culture. I actually read a book called “The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well” and I definitely think that literally everyone needs to read it. Hygge is basically Danish for appreciating the little things and it sums up a lot of what I love about European culture.


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