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APEX 2018- University of Toronto Mississauga | Schulich School of Business - York University | Thursday, 04. January 2018

The APEX (Achieving Professional Excellence) Conference is an annual, non-profit undergraduate business conference hosted by a team of dedicated students from York University’s Schulich School of Business. Founded in 1998, the conference places a unique emphasis on the importance of soft skills in the corporate world. APEX creates a forum wherein renowned individuals from industry and academia share their experiences, insights and expertise with delegates.

UCS Social Director, Sarah Girgis (social@utmucs.ca) is your UTM Ambassador and I will be coordinating with the folks at Schulich to make sure UTM represents at this amazing conference.

Please Note:

APEX 2018 Kickoff is on October 10th at 5:30PM at Schulich. You are more than welcome to head on over there on your own OR I will be commuting from Square One using the York U Go bus around 4PM. Please see the details (shortly) in the discussion. It is a great opportunity to network and get some tips as to how you can make your application stand out. And the dress code is casual for the Kickoff event.

Link to register for the Kickoff Event;

Please direct any questions over to me, or see the FAQ's on the APEX website for most of the commonly asked questions.



ALSO, as a second year+ Commerce or Management student, the Department will subsidize up to half the cost of the conference given the conference funding documents are filled out correctly. Those can be found under the "IMI Undergrad Commerce & Management" organization on Blackboard, and search under the "Conference Funding tab".

**Applications Due October 27th at 11:59pm!**
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  • Very cool! We're going to have a really good time folks. :)
  • Don't forget payment is due next week, Nov. 12th at 11:59pm for all those accepted. Keep in mind you must make this payment if you want to ensure your spot in this conference. And just to get you excited, below is post about our keynote speaker, Theresa, the Global CMO of TD Bank.
  • Check your inboxes folks! I have the list of people accepted for round one if you wanted to cross-reference. As well, keep in mind there is a waitlist round. The folks at Schulich will send those emails out later. :) Congratulations to all those who are coming!!
  • Everyone please check your email inboxes! Acceptances have been sent out. Hopefully I'll see you there! :)
  • I will still update this page with speakers you can expect to network with at the event, just to hype you up while the team at Schulich is still reviewing applications. Take a look at Marc St-Onge, the Managing Director and Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at CIBC!
  • I'm sorry this is a tad late but thank you to everyone who submitted their applications! I'm EXTREMELY PROUD to say that UTM students came in SECOND PLACE for overall submissions of applications from external delegates. (And I'm talking about in the entire country!) I'm hopeful that the UTM presence will be made known at the conference, as shown by the interest in the conference through the amount of applications. Applicants will be hearing back sometime this month. Best of luck to everyone!
  • LOL who knows, maybe one of the prizes will be a brand new Benz?? A girl can dream. Don't miss the opportunity to network with these amazing folks. These are the first few of many more to come. The deadline is 3 short days away!
  • A great way to interact with the people hiring next summer/year! Who knows what is in store? Take the opportunity and apply before the deadline (which is 3 days from now!)
  • Only one week left to apply!! I know midterms have been hectic but make sure to take the time and apply to what could be one of the best experiences of your undergrad. Also, updating the speaker list with the Head of Strategy at Google, take a look at his bio below.
  • Hit that "interested" or "going" button to keep updated on the application deadline, which is fast approaching. I want to see UTM students represent at this amazing conference organized by the folks at Schulich. Link is down below; www.apexconference.com/apply
  • Another fabulous speaker added to the APEX roster! Fashion your applications before the deadline!! There's just over a week left. Reach out to me if you have any questions at all.
  • This might be my cheesiest post yet... Another amazing speaker you could get the chance to possibly meet! John Lettieri is the CEO of Hero Burgers; take a minute to read all about him in the post below. As well, don't forget to get that application in on time! I want to see you there. :) Applications are due October 24th at 11:59pm! Apply now: http://www.apexconference.com/apply
  • Some of the amazing partners for APEX 2018 #ALLIN. Just a reminder to RSVP if you're interested in the info session at Schulich on Tuesday from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Link to register; https://goo.gl/forms/aioLtUwB9IGwYM4g1 Personally. I'll be taking the Go Bus from Square One around 4PM. Let me know if you would like to come. We'll be meeting at E 118 (at Schulich) and the dress code is casual.
  • This is where we will be staying IF you're selected to attend the 4 day, 3 night conference. Make sure to RSVP if you're interested in the info session at Schulich on Tuesday from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Link to register; https://goo.gl/forms/aioLtUwB9IGwYM4g1 Personally. I'll be taking the Go Bus from Square One around 4PM. Let me know if you would like to come. We'll be meeting at E 118 (at Schulich) and the dress code is casual.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE OUT NOW!! When you step out of your comfort zone, you are stepping into your greatness. Are you ready to go #ALLIN with #APEX2018? Applications Due October 24th at 11:59pm! Apply now: http://www.apexconference.com/apply Want to find out more and network with Wolseley Canada? Come out to our Kickoff on October 10th! RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/rHfUP4FmgOmrk3oC3
  • Who are those extremely talented and good looking folks? Shoutout to the amazing team at Schulich who brought this External Ambassador team together. Can't wait to meet them next week at the Kickoff event held at Schulich on October 10th from 5:30-7:00PM. Besides networking, the team at Schulich will be giving you tips as to how you can make your application for the APEX conference stand out. Don't forget to RSVP to the Kickoff event using the link below! We'll see you there. https://goo.gl/forms/aioLtUwB9IGwYM4g1
  • Woo! Another amazing speaker attending the conference. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity to network and meet a lot of really accomplished folks.
  • Just wanted to share the event page for the Kickoff event happening next week (reading week) at Schulich. Take a look at the description below! Besides networking, the folks at Schulich will give you tips as to how you can make your application stand out if you'd like to attend the conference. ********** "It's back! With APEX 2018 applications launching on October 3rd, what better way to learn more about the conference than attending our annual APEX Applications Kickoff Event? APEX is a 4 day 3 night conference focused on developing the soft skills of its delegates. With a distinguished 20 years of history as Schulich's largest conference and one of the largest undergraduate business conferences in Canada, it has attracted the likes of many esteemed professionals including: -Geert Verellen, CFO - Walmart -Frank Kollmar, CEO - L’Oréal Canada -Colleen Johnston, CFO - TD Bank Group -Mark Pacinda, CEO - Boston Pizza Wondering what's in store this year? Come get a sneak peek of #APEX2018 while you network with CPA Ontario, Wolseley Canada, and past/present APEX executives. Spots are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis." RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/aioLtUwB9IGwYM4g1
  • Folks! This is the second APEX 2018 Keynote Speaker! Rod Bolger is the Chief Financial Officer of RBC, the largest bank in Canada, which serves over 16 million clients and has 80,000 employees worldwide. See the post below for more details about him. Please Note: Delegate Applications drop tonight! I'll be linking that to this event page. APEX 2018 Kickoff is October 10th at 5:30PM at Schulich. You are more than welcome to head on over there on your own OR I will be commuting from Square One using the York U Go bus. I'll post details so we can go over as a group. Please direct any questions over to me, or see the FAQ's on the APEX website for most of the commonly asked questions. http://www.apexconference.com/faqs/ ALSO, as a second year+ Commerce or Management student, the Department will subsidize up to half the cost of the conference given the conference funding documents are filled out correctly. Those can be found under the "IMI Undergrad Commerce & Management" organization on Blackboard, and search under the "Conference Funding tab".
  • If you're interested in the APEX Kick-Off Event happening at Schulich on Oct. 10th from 5:30PM don't forget to RSVP so the executive team at Schulich and representatives from Wolseley and CPA Ontario know you're coming! They will be introducing reps, and going over tips to make your application stand out. RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/rHfUP4FmgOmrk3oC3
  • Introducing our first Keynote Speaker of #APEX2018! Meet Colleen Johnston, Group Head Direct Channels, Technology, Marketing and Corporate & Public Affairs at TD Bank Group. Prior to this she was Group Head Finance, Sourcing and Corporate Communications, and Chief Financial Officer. Colleen began her career in 1982 with Price Waterhouse, and spent 15 years with Scotiabank in various senior positions, including CFO of Scotia Capital. Colleen has received numerous top industry honours as a senior finance executive such as being recognized by Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2012, Colleen was recognized as Canada’s CFO of the Year, an award that is presented annually by Financial Executives International Canada, PwC and Robert Half International. We are very lucky to have Colleen join us and are eager to learn about her remarkable career! Stay tuned for Delegate Applications released October 3rd! #AllIn
  • Announcing APEX's Theme for 2018-All In! The conference will be held from January 4th-7th at Schulich, with a kick-off event held on October 10th at 5:30PM. I'll see you there. :)