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By Mitch Bellefleur, CABS F2021 VP External and Executive VP After a strange summer filled with quarantining and Zoom calls, students across the country have returned to classes for the fall semester, albeit in a very different way than ever before. Given that students are returning to an unfamiliar environment, the CABS Leadership Team wanted to take some time to give students some general reminders, as well as information about some of the initiatives CABS will be putting on this Fall! Digital Exhaust and Mental Health One of the main points of feedback the CABS team heard throughout the summer, both internally and externally, was the idea of digital exhaust. Many students found themselves feeling mentally tired due to the amount of time they had to spend at their desks, in front of their laptops, and not being able to be with friends in person. The unfortunate truth is that…

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By Anika Peng, CABS F2021 President During these unprecedented times of 2020, it can be difficult to figure out how to grow your network and connections virtually. Technology and social media has helped to create an environment that gives everyone the ability to connect, but it can still pose challenges. Especially for business students that have not leveraged their online presence in the past, this can be a difficult change.  Being a virtual national organization, the CABS Leadership Team and directors have needed to rely on various platforms and tools to be able to connect with business students across the country. As a result, we have been able to develop an understanding of how to best network in 2020. In this blog post, we will go over the various ways that you can continue to grow your connections, even in this unprecedented year.  Building your LinkedIn Presence  LinkedIn is one…

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By Evan Pitchie, CABS F2019 President Transition your next generation of student leaders can be simple and fun. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve that. It’s that time of year again! Incoming executives are full of energy, ready to bring change to their school and community. Outgoing executives, on the other hand, feel a bittersweet sensation. Part of them feels like it’s time to pass the torch, but another part feels like it’s going to miss the rush and the thrill of the busy lifestyle. I was involved in my business student association (BSA) for 3 years. It has now been 2 years since I am no longer involved with my BSA, so I want to share some advice with all outgoing and incomings. Tips for Outgoings Do you remember the transition you received when you started? Were you happy with it? If yes, then be…

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Student leaders work incredibly hard to create amazing value. I think more people should know about it. I have been involved with student groups (SGs) for 4 years on a local and national scale. Year over year, I see the same problem come up and I’d like to propose a solution. The Purpose of Student Groups Every SG serves a different purpose. There are some that do advocacy, others cater to a special interest group, others represent a faculty and much more. However, what they all have in common is that they exist to bring value to the members they represent or that support them. The Problem A problem I’ve noticed over the years is that SGs only begin to build relationships with their stakeholders (students, sponsors…) when they have an event or initiative coming up. As a result, only sometimes does the SG manage to reach the desired outcome and…

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We are happy to announce that CABS will be hosting JDC Central 2019 in beautiful Guelph, Ontario! A very big thank you and congratulations to Nick Hollard and Sarah Shepherd on their successful bid and promise to make JDCC 2019 the most exciting one yet! Get your teams ready for JDCC 2K19! ? See you there! #CABSLove See more at the Official Event Page.

We would like to extend a big CABS welcome to our newest member school: the University of Prince Edward Island! The UPEI Business Society was voted in as a Class A member school at a vote by our Board of Directors this December. We can’t wait to collaborate and work with them moving forward!

ROUNDTABLE IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER! #RT18 #RT18: CABS Roundtable is one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious student-run conferences, and the keystone event in the CABS conference circuit. An annual affair, it connects over 250 of the brightest student leaders from over 25 of the top business schools across the country. Every year since its inception in 2008, CABS Roundtable has been hosted in a different Canadian city. The host university is selected by the CABS board of directors and is mandated to create and promote a conference that highlights leadership, team building, and best practices to ensure the success of each school’s individual business society. Additionally, each CABS Roundtable serves to host the CABS AGM, in which the elected management team and board of directors develop the strategy and objectives for the organization over the coming term.  For the first time, CABS Roundtable Conference will be hosted by…

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We want to give a warm welcome to our 3 new members – Acadia University, Saint Mary’s University Halifax, and University of New Brunswick! Congratulations to Acadia Business Society for joining as a B member, represented by their BSA President Meg Ostling! Congratulations to SOBEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS at Saint Mary’s University for joining as an A member and to outgoing BSA President Sarah Cameron for their successful bid! Congratulations to UNB Faculty of Business Administration for joining as an A member, represented by their BSA President Benjamin Palmer! Welcome to the CABS family, we’re so excited to have you!

We’re proud to announce that CABS will be hostingJDC Central 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia! A big thanks to Nick Hollard and Molly Mac that have promised to make JDC Central 2018 the most innovative and exciting edition yet! Please join us in congratulating Nick and Molly on their successful bid! #CABSLove

As JDC Central and our student competitors continue to look at growth opportunities, we at the Canadian Association of Business Students continue to strive to increase each students’ opportunity to obtain excellent professional and career development opportunities through our CABS Circuit. As a result of a great competition season, we are excited to announce that we are again able to provide our students with another excellent professional and career development opportunity in the form of an exciting new partnership with Schulich School of Business – York University. Schulich’s direct-entry Masters degree programs in Finance, Business Analytics, Accounting, and Real Estate and Infrastructure have a pedigree unmatched by other top institutions. For more information on graduate studies opportunities through Schulich’s direct-entry Masters programs, please visit: https://schulich.yorku.ca/admissi…/one-year-masters-programs/ Qualified graduates of CABS member schools with a minimum of two years of full-time work experience may be eligible to enter Schulich’s MBA program on an 8-month long accelerated…

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