You will notice very quickly that a recurring message at Asper is that we highly recommend you get involved in different events, opportunities, and student groups within our school. If this is something you can picture yourself doing, the First Year Council is the perfect place for you to start!
The council consists of 2 First Year Representatives elected in October by fellow classmates. These 2 students become members of the Commerce Students’ Association and are responsible for selecting and overseeing the council chair positions (Fundraising, Charity, Social, and Finance) and the general committee.
More information on how you can get involved will be available soon! Stay tuned!
Additionally, the First Year Case Competition is a case competition exclusive to first year Asper students that provides an opportunity for teams of 3 to analyze and present a business case while competing for $1000+ in prizes. The analytical and presentation skills you will gain are rarely developed in high school, yet imperative to academic and extracurricular success at Asper. No prior experience is necessary or expected – we hope to see you out!
At the Asper School of Business, there are many different Student Action Groups (STAGs) open to all commerce students. Many of the groups are focused on specific majors that Asper offers, allowing students to meet peers with similar interests and ambitions. Other groups are not major-specific, allowing students to get to know and collaborate with their peers from other areas of study than their own. The STAGs provide opportunities for their members to partake in social, academic, and professional activities outside of their monthly meetings.
Joining a STAG is a great way to meet new people and expand your network while learning more about careers that may suit you.
Keep your eyes open on Buddy day for the STAG booths where you will learn more about what joining each STAG entails, as well as the exciting opportunities they provide! Not to mention, grab some of the awesome STAG schwag they will be handing out!