Join one of the student-run clubs and associations affiliated with New College to develop the professional network and skills that will help you stand out after graduation.
You'll benefit from the varied and often extensive programming our clubs and associations offer, such as:
- Events with speakers from the industry
- Socializing, networking and info events with employers
- Hands-on workshops on topics like LinkedIn profiles and succeeding at job interviews
- In-house case competitions with companies
- Supporting student participation in national case competitions
Association for Business and Data Analytics
It is inevitable to avoid big data in today's digital age. Millions of terabytes of data are created, gathered, transmitted, and changed every day. As a result, analytics is becoming a basic knowledge requirement on the job market. The capacity to extract meaningful information from mountains of raw data is one of the most important aspects of success in any industry.
At ABDA, our objective is to provide students with an understanding of the role data analytics plays in the corporate world. We want to offer resources that will assist students in building analytical abilities. Furthermore, we intend to improve student's skillsets and prepare them for an employment landscape that is growing fonder of analytics.
Atkinson Professional Accounting Association
The Atkinson Professional Accounting Association (APAA) "serves to encourage leadership, excellence, and professionalism” in School of Administrative Studies Accounting students of York University. The association was founded in May 1998 by a group of graduating students for the purposes of promoting Atkinson’s Bachelor of Administrative Studies in Accounting (BAS) program, aiding students and soliciting support from University faculty and potential employers. Formerly known as the Atkinson Accounting Club, the association has successfully re-branded itself since 2007. The majority of APAA members are School of Administrative Studies students who are working toward their Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree and are interested in a career in accounting. Upon graduation, many APAA members pursue a professional accounting designation."
For their outstanding accomplishments in organizing networking events, workshops, and case competitions, APAA won the 2014 Student Engagement Award of York's Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the 2015 New College Exceptional Team Spirit Award.
Entrepreneurship Development Association
The Entrepreneurship Development Association (EDA) is a professional student-run, non-profit organization that comprises of a diversified executive team from various departments within York University. Our mission is to motivate, assist, and develop the skills of students who have a desire to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. EDA's ultimate goal is to connect students with practitioners and resources needed to strengthen their venture ideas and explore entrepreneurship as a career.
The association started in September 2015 and offered a series of entrepreneurial workshops such as Business Development for Startups, Marketing Strategies, Financial Guidance, and Entrepreneurship as a Career. The workshops allow students the opportunity to engage in discussions and network with successful entrepreneurs.
Finance Students Association
The Finance Students Association represents students in the LAPS faculty, specifically students in the finance stream of the School of Administrative Studies BCom program. Our goal is to be the primary intermediary between finance professionals and York University students.
FSA aims to encourage students who wish to pursue a career in the financial world by organizing events that help build the necessary skills and confidence required to kick-start their journey as finance professionals. FSA will provide students with the opportunity to build and expand their professional network. FSA will consciously, consistently, and diligently showcase the quality and integrity of the BCom Finance stream to all students at York University.
Human Resources Student Association
HRSA promotes personal and professional development among all Human Resources Management and business students at York University. HRSA strives to facilitate knowledge and develop an innovative culture to help students succeed in the HRM field. HRSA offers a Mentorship program, alumni networking events and workshops for students interested in pursuing a CHRP designation after their undergrad degree.
HRSA won the 2016 New College Exceptional Team Spirit Award for their outstanding work throughout the year.
Marketing Students Society
The Marketing Students’ Society (MSS) is a student-run undergrad organization that bridges the university experience of YorkU’s students to the professional field of marketing.
MSS aims to provide students with opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills in Marketing, identify gaps between formal university education and professional requirements, provide networking opportunities with industry professionals, exposure to job opportunities, support during the recruitment process, and to facilitate stronger relationships between students, faculty, alumni, and other student organizations. These goals are reflected in every facet of our club experience whether it is through events, helpful resources, or our social media content.