What We Do

PBSN strives to provide opportunities for students interested in a field of business at Western. Regardless of their program or faculty, PBSN helps students experience business beyond the classroom setting. Unlike conventional business clubs, PBSN also caters to career paths beyond the norm, offering insights into not only finance and consulting but also entrepreneurship, tech, and strategy. PBSN is also consistently re-evaluating our line-up of offerings to our members in order to provide the most up to date experiences.

So, how can you get involved?
PBSN provides many different opportunities for first and second years to get involved. Executive recruitment for PBSN occurs at the end of September – make sure to attend our Annual General Meeting to learn the application release date.  All of our programs, competitions, and conferences are open to our General Members. Keep an eye on our social accounts to find out how to get involved!

Our Team

Shajan Kamalanathan

President

Shajan is currently in his second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Finance. Previously, he was a director of External Affairs.

Lauren Nunes

VP Internal

Lauren is currently in her second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Consumer Behaviour. Previously, she was a director of Internal Operations.

Michael Zhang

VP External

Michael is currently in his second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Consumer Behaviour. Previously, he was a general member.

Miren Vijayaranjan

VP Student Affairs

Miren is currently in his second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Finance. Previously, he was a director of Student Affairs.

Kevin Xie

Co-VP Development

Kevin is currently in his second year of the Computer Science program. Previously, he was a director of Internal Operations.

Angela Pang

Co-VP Development

Angela is currently in her second year of the Computer Science program. Previously, she was a director of Development.

Meera Aggarwal

VP Careers

Meera is currently in her second year of the Economics program with a specialization in consumer behaviour. Previously, she was a director of Careers.

Kelly Guo

Co-VP Marketing

Kelly is currently in her second year of the Computer Science program. Previously, she was a director of Marketing.

Cindy Zhang

Co-VP Marketing

Cindy is currently in her second year of the Economics program. Previously, she was a director of Marketing.

Shareen Siddiqui

Co-VP Projects

Shareen is currently in her second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Finance. Previously, she was a director of Student Affairs.

Avi Roy

Co-VP Projects

Avi is currently in his second year of the BMOS program with a specialization in Management and Law. Previously, he was a director of Projects.

650+

Members

2,000+

Alumni

25+

Alumni Firms

15+

Sponsors

Portfolios

PBSN is divided into 7 committees, each one of which is responsible for organizing a different range of services or events throughout the year. These include case competitions, review sessions, volunteering opportunities, resume workshops, and networking opportunities with employers and industry professionals. Each portfolio features 1-2 second-year VPs, as well as a team of first-year directors. Looking to join the team? Keep an eye out for director applications that will be released at the end of September!

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Focusing on industry education, the Careers portfolio is responsible for preparing our members for the professional world. Some responsibilities of the career portfolio include offering resume and networking workshops, as well as hosting HBA panels and coffee chats.

Careers

Meera Aggarwal

The External Affairs portfolio manages PBSN’s external relations, which consists of securing partnerships and maintaining USC relations. Responsibilities of this portfolio include ensuring a club-wide commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), as well as providing new opportunities to students through external opportunities.

External

Michael Zhang

The Student Affairs portfolio sets the image of PBSN, helping connect our members and alumni through Member’s Network, as well as organizing social events like our Summer Dinners. They also spearhead PBSN’s blog, IMPACT content series, and work alongside EA to conduct the PBSN Insights Series podcast.

Student Affairs

Miren Vijayaranjan

The Marketing portfolio manages PBSN’s communication and media needs. This portfolio focuses on engagement with our 650+ members, using social media, design tools, and campaigns to help grow the club.

Marketing

Cindy Zhang & Kelly Guo

From organizing the Catalyze Case Competition and Connect Conference to hosting career and prep workshops, the Development portfolio works to provide opportunities for business students all across Canada to learn and perform.

Development

Angela Pang & Kevin Xie

The Projects portfolio connects PBSN members with both well-established corporations and start-up firms, providing real-world work experience. They are also responsible for hosting the Internship Program, Pro Bono Consulting Program and the Stock Pitch Competition.

Projects

Shareen Siddiqui & Avi Roy

The success of every PBSN event and program relies on the Internal portfolio. This portfolio is responsible for both the logistics and the finances of the club. It is the liaison between all other portfolios to organize reimbursements, event locations, budgeting and many more details. Most importantly, Internal oversees all bonding initiatives and trailblazes the culture of PBSN.

Internal

Lauren Nunes

Our Commitment to EDI

As the Pre-Business Student Network continues to play a huge role in the personal and professional development of undergraduate students, we recognize that our actions as a team carry heavy influence within a greater system. Consequently, we will continue to commit ourselves to practices under Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to ensure that we are actively tackling harmful biases, systematic racism and other forms of oppression.

View our 2021-2022 Public EDI Mandate Here