Q: What unique segment of students does your club provide to at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics?
At the Laurier Economics Club, we cater our services primarily to first-year Economics students but inevitably helping all Economics students with our initiatives. Although we are the only Economics focused club within the Lazaridis Students Society, our club prides itself on being inclusive to all members of the student base, as our team has been made up of members of many different programs in previous years. During this past 2019-2020 year, LEC has proven to cater to many segments of the LSBE community. Our Fall Careers in Economics event attracted 1st, and 2nd-year students. While our Winter Keynote was attended by a large number of upper-year and graduate students.
Q: What unique benefit does your club provide to the students at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics?
We are unique in the sense that we are the only club within the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics that focuses primarily on Economics. We are the only club within the society to provide services focused to the Economics students of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. We provide a deep pool of value for students ranging from first-year to postgraduate. First-year students benefit from tutoring services, exam preparations, networking tips, etc. Our upper-year segment of members are provided with opportunities to
engage in panels and keynotes that are relevant to their level and experience.
Q: Where do you envision the club in 5 years?
We hope that LEC will continue to be a strong and present body within the Lazaridis Society of Clubs and Associations. Through the implementation of a strong organizational structure and mentorship program this year, the club will begin cultivating a long-lasting relationship between upper years and first-year students to ensure a smooth and continuous transition of members.
Q: What do you envision the club to have in 5 years?
In 5 years, we envision the club to have achieved the following:
1. Strong executive team structure:
Members of the executive team will have smooth transitions and are confident when stepping into their roles because they were provided with documented guidelines through the playbook that was launched in the year 2020. This playbook will set future executive teams up for success when hiring skilled and passionate executives.
2. Academic success for students enrolled in economics courses:
Students enrolled in economics courses continue to feel supported in their academic success because LEC provides routine, reliable academic assistance. This can be continued during the 2020/2021 by ensuring processes are documented and schedules for academic assistance and mock midterms are set early during the semester once the midterm schedule is received. Future boards can refer to these schedules during their planning.
3. Career Planning and Engagement:
Students who attend events will continue to be able to learn more about future careers path and explore fields they are interested in because the events hosted allowed them to connect to alumni and experienced economists.
4. Increased awareness through a strong social media presence:
There will be an increased awareness and participation of the Laurier Economics Club and its events. We hope for followers on our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin) to have grown and believed this can be done with a more intense, comprehensive marketing plan.
5. Strong sponsor relationships and partnerships developed:
We hope for a strong base of sponsors, business partners, and Laurier alumni connections that the future executive team will be able to leverage for their events.