The transition to university is stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Xlerate Lazaridis is exclusively focused on first-year BBA and Economics students. We meet every need you will have as you start university through resources like academic support, mentorship, and the largest case competition at Laurier exclusively for first-years. If you’re looking to make the most of your first year at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, get involved with Xlerate: your first steps to success.
Through our community of upper-years committed to help, we aim to help every first-year student in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics achieve lasting success academically, socially, and professionally.
Our mentorship program, Xlerate Select, is an exclusive leadership and development experience for first-year BBA and economics students. Using personality, career goals, and aspirations, first-years are matched with an upper-year mentor who is highly involved and accomplished in the Lazaridis community. Then through eight months of carefully designed programming, mentees will have various opportunities to get closer with their mentors, meet others in the program, and further their own professional development. Joining Xlerate Select as a mentee is highly recommended for anyone who wants to make the most out of their first year in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Mentee applications will be released in mid-September. Stay tuned to our social media pages and mailing list to be notified when they open!