By Tia Schram
New year, new you. As cliche as it sounds, 2020 is a time for new semester resolutions. This new year, the Concordia Management Council encourages you to get involved within the faculty, and use it as an opportunity to better yourself as a student, businessperson, and entrepreneur.
With the beginning of a new semester, we do not only look towards the semester ahead, but reflect on the previous one. The CMC hosted several fun filled events during the fall semester to connect with members of the management faculty and provide networking opportunities to business students. The CMC strives to be active in the student body to help future business men and women achieve their academic, and future professional goals.
The CMC kicked off the fall semester with their faculty mixer on September 17, 2019. The mixer was an opportunity for students to interact with their management instructors as well as faculty members. Students from all years and emphasises were welcomed to attend. The CMC plans to host a faculty mixer for the winter semester on January 23, 2020 in the Al Heun Lounge (HA 301) from 12:30-2, and once again, extends an invitation to all management students.
As the semester progressed, the CMC looked for a way to connect students with business professionals beyond the walls of Concordia. Through a partnership with the management faculty, the CMC organized a networking event on September 25, 2019. The first annual, Expanding Network Reception at Highland’s Golf Course was attended by several management students, with representation from the CMC and the Concordia Accounting Association. This reception was highly successful, and allowed students to connect with employers, while receiving advice and interview experience.
Nearing the final weeks of the semester, the CMC held their first, “Ted Talk.” This new event featured Petra Remy and Alicja Brown from CIBC Wood Gundy. The team spoke on wealth management and investing, engaging several management students and faculty members. Due to the success of the “Ted Talk”, the management council will be hosting a second one during the winter semester. Follow the CMC on their social media platforms to stay in the loop about upcoming events, and opportunities to get involved.
From the hallways of HA, to the couches in Tegler, we hope that the vision of the CMC finds you. Being active in your faculty is highly encouraged because it not only allows you to become more acquainted with fellow students, your instructors, and faculty members, but it also improves your social skills in a more comfortable environment. Each event is another opportunity to meet new people and develop relationships within your faculty and the business world.