The Lazaridis MBA provides you with the business expertise required to succeed in your career.  It also provides professional development workshops that allow you to take your career to the next level.

The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively can elevate an individual from being a mediocre manager to an exceptional one. We help our students learn and understand these concepts early in the program. Feedback and coaching are continuously provided to our students throughout their programs.
This guidance from faculty and other qualified professionals will help students develop their full personal potential.

We are happy to provide individual career consulting to assist in creating an individual job search strategy. MBA alumni and students can reach out to Dorota Rams-Skazinski, Lazaridis Graduate Career Consultant at drams@wlu.ca.

Career Services

At Laurier, we offer many different types of career services to ensure that our Lazaridis MBA candidates are well prepared. The preparation we provide at Laurier will assist students in securing the careers that they are seeking. Our career services team offers workshops that provide guidance on career planning, promoting transferable skills to employers, interview preparation, networking, business etiquette, and negotiation. They will also work with you to improve your resume and cover letter writing, develop winning interviewing skills, and very importantly, show you the path to effective networking. We encourage our MBA candidates and alumni to schedule individual appointments with our dedicated MBA career services staff to receive one-on-one career counselling.

See what our alumni have to say about the Lazaridis MBA program.

Heather, a past student, holding a Career Services binder dressed in professional attire.

Ten Thousand Coffees Laurier Hub

Join the Laurier Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees for the opportunity to connect with Laurier Alumni and learn first-hand about the careers that they have successfully pursued. Create a profile, find connections and schedule a time for a coffee chat with an alum. Whether you are in the process of researching an industry, preparing for a job interview or expanding your network, this is an excellent way to gather information and learn from Laurier Alumni.

Alumni Employment Service (AES)

The Alumni Employment Service is a job posting and notification service offered by the Laurier Career Centre to meet the customized job search needs of Laurier Alumni. Each year, employers seeking out qualified candidates contact the Career Centre to advertise more than 2,000 immediate job openings. Alumni registered with the service are notified of the positions for which they are qualified. All Laurier Alumni, including new graduates and more experienced alumni, qualify for this service. For more information, visit Navigator.

Specialized Programs and Resources

Throughout the program, students will attend specialized workshops that include alumni panels on career paths, industry guest speakers, employer recruiting events, and information sessions.

“The Career Services office maintained an open door policy and was always willing to go the extra mile for students.”

Robert Ladewig, BA, MA, MBA, , IT Governance and Vendor Management, Sun Life Finanical

“The Laurier Career Services team offered surveys to profile personality type and career suitability, that after each session I realized provided a point of reflection that continues to prove valuable today as I map out my career.”

Toni Bothwell, BScH, MSc, MBA, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Pharmacovigilance, Zoetis

“The dedicated staff with MBA Career Services helped me tremendously with my resume writing and interview skills, as well as provided me with several connections within the business world, all while continuously hosting excellent guest speaker sessions and networking events that I was sure not to miss.”

Sasha Hodder, BComm, MBA, Vice President, Sales, NEI Investments

“When I was considering potential career options, I benefited from the self-assessment tools and the one-on-one career counselling offered by Laurier’s MBA Career Services. These services were instrumental in helping me successfully pursue, and gain employment in my chosen career field.”

Chloe Macrae, BScH, MSc, MBA, Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care