Our General Meetings are the cornerstone to our programming activities and is open to any Laurier student looking to get introduced, involved or connected into the finance and related industries. Weekly lessons are taught by some of Laurier's brightest and are designed to give LIFA members a strong understanding of businesses through a financial lens. The goal of our General Meeting sessions is to create a strong ecosystem of students working towards careers in business.
Topics often covered: Business Quality Evaluation, Valuation Fundamentals, Research and Analysis.
Being a part of our Executive Team is a leadership opportunity for students looking to be more engaged at LIFA beyond membership. As an Executive team member, you work with the President(s), Vice Presidents and Directors in order to deliver the various internal and external programming run by LIFA.
Most of our Executive Team is hired during the proceeding Winter/Spring by the hired President(s). First-year students are encouraged to apply to specific positions in the Fall.
The Analyst Program is a competitive applicant program designed to accelerate students in core financial skills required to be successful in positions within finance and related industries. The program, overseen by our Vice Presidents of Investment, is guided by senior finance students, alumni and partners. Analysts develop a foundational toolkit of both qualitative and technical proficiencies through consistent pitch, business discussion and learning group activities.
To view the current cohort of Analysts in the program, click here.
WIF's mentorship program creates an empowering environment for women to confidently explore opportunities within the finance industry. Delegates will gain the necessary tools to build a foundation of technical finance knowledge and key soft skills through the program.
Dates for upcoming open stock pitch competitions operated by LIFA will be posted here as they become available. These competitions are operated by our Executive Team and are usually attended by our Analysts, General Members and other Laurier/non-Laurier students.
These competitions (like case competitions), often have cash prizes and are judged by senior Laurier students, alumni, partner/sponsor staff and recruiters.
Dates for upcoming case competitions operated by LIFA will be posted here as they become available. These competitions are operated by our Executive Team and are usually attended by our Analysts, General Members and other Laurier/non-Laurier students.
These competitions (like our open stock pitch competitions), often have cash prizes and are judged by senior Laurier students, alumni, partner/sponsor staff and recruiters.
New this year is our internal "MyLIFA" system that acts as a repository for the activities of LIFA members. It works by helping our marketing team understand what content members are commonly reading and allows us to tailor dockets, file uploads, etc. towards these interactions.
Internally, it also works as a great resource to find quick links, previous analyst pitches, approved alumni contacts, docket information (see below for more details), and more. It is noted that this system is free to use and can only be accessed via a mylaurier.ca email address.
The Docket Resource System, also known as "Docs" is an internal tool used to privately share promoted activities from partners, on and off campus resources, other clubs/associations and more. This system is internally resourced to ensure that any shared information geared for our members is promoted to the proper people and allows communications to be more tailored based on the docket.
Common information that is shared by our members, partners, etc. into the docket system includes, but is not limited to, events, hiring activities (internship, part-time, full-time), competitions, resources. To have your organization promoted internally, please click here.
General Membership offers access to our General Meetings and access to our Docket/Subscription services. This gives you foundational access to LIFA and is suggested for students not sure if they're fully willing to commit to our be a part of our Executive Team or Analyst Program.
To become a general member, it is suggested that you create a MyLIFA account to get access to our Docket portal and get email notifications about events, competitions and General Meetings as they become available.