What Our Club is All About...
In the summer of 2011, a group of 6 Langara students were pondering about how to prepare for upcoming business competitions. Together they eventually decided to form a group, where these 6 individuals would meet up every week and discuss how to solve business problems. By the end of the summer, they decided to practice with cases and were holding weekly competitions to see who had the best solution to a case study. When the fall semester started, it dawned on the group that this needed to grow and by the fall of 2011, Langara Competitions Club was formed.
Knowing the opportunities at stake, the club decided to work with the Langara School of Mangagement to become the one-stop solution to build a uniquely integrated club with support from the faculty staff, one of the only Langara clubs to do so. The result was 5 teams were selected through the competition to represent Team Langara and with the rigourous training provided by this club, the teams sent were all incredibly successful putting Langara on the map when it came to business competitions.
The club didn't stop there, it decided over the period of a year to hold 3 business competitions at Langara itself, where the judges were executives from top Vancouver companies and some of the business cases were real problems submitted by real companies. Looking forward to 2013, the club is aiming to grow further where an external competition is to be held at Langara. The club plans to invite local universites and colleges where they can compete on a higher level.
While the growth of the club has been phenomenal, the very core values of the club remain to this day. The club is still highly focused on developing students as a group to further their crititcal thinking, problem solving and creativity skills through our workshops and info sessions.
"We strongly believe that the future leaders of tommorow are the students that are willing to learn not only inside the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. These are the people we do this for" - Arthur Young, Vice President