Guest Blog by MBA student Pamela Paul of Membertou:
The Aboriginal Business Society held its first official meeting on Wednesday, November 7/13 in the Shannon School of Business 1st Floor Student Lounge. We had eight Aboriginal Business students from Membertou, Waycobah, Potlotek, Apikwit, and Ontario. We hope to grow our society group at every chance we get because we want people from all of our communities to get involved. Everyone was so happy to meet together with fellow Aboriginals who are pursuing similar dreams. We are happy to network with each other and support each other during our time at CBU.
The meeting consisted of conversations on the goals, objectives, and activities of the Aboriginal Business Society. We would like to create a pool of people who are interested in Aboriginal Business who could support each other. Our planned activities include having guest speakers throughout the year to discuss relevant issues with the society. Also, we will be touring organizations that work in Aboriginal Business to learn what kind of careers Aboriginal Business People partake. We also discussed the various ways we could raise moneys to fund these events.
We also discussed the eclectic nature of Aboriginal Business and how so many factors must be taken into account. Our History, Rights, Culture, Treaties, Responsibilities and Values make Aboriginal Business more holistic. That is why we feel business knowledge can be applied in all areas of education and is a valuable asset for our people to gain independence. Therefore, we have opened our society to non-business students, alumni, Aboriginal leaders, business people and anyone else who feels passionate about Aboriginal Business.
So far, our group has been meeting on Wednesday @ 1PM in the SSOB Lounge. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend!