CLUBS & INTEREST GROUPS
There are many amazing clubs and different opportunities to get involved at Odette and the University of Windsor.
Check them out below!
We are a local chapter of Enactus, a non-profit organization that seeks to better the lives of others using the power of entrepreneurship. We are a community of student, academic and business leaders that strive to empower local members, instill entrepreneurial action, and enhance the economic health of our community by enabling the progress of our student leaders and establishing sustainable projects throughout the Windsor-Essex region.
The Georgie-Odette Leadership Symposium is an annual event targeted at students and business professionals bringing together proven business leaders who speak on various aspects of successful leadership. The Windsor leadership conference, held at the Odette School of Business, aims to connect students with proven professionals who can share the insights and intricacies of being a leader in today’s fast paced world. The student run initiative is powered and supported by the Richard Peddie Leadership Initiative. The initiative has been put in place at the University of Windsor to help bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of professionals and leaders. GOLS has continued to grow and excel with each successive iteration. Boasting a past speaker roster with esteemed business professionals like Sergio Marchionne (CEO of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles), Ferio Pugliese (VP of Customer Care, Hydro One), and three time Olympic champion Marnie McBean, it has grown to become one of the foremost events in Windsor.
Odette Accounting Society
The Odette Accounting Society is a club that consists of passionate and determined students. Our goal is to enhance the accounting experience for the Odette School of Business through networking opportunities, social events, tutoring clinics and practical experience.
The Odette Debate Team is an organization that allows students to discuss relevant issues and consider multiple perspectives while practicing presentation and analytic skills. The team competes in tournaments across the United States as a part of the American Parliamentary Debate Association and represents the Odette School of Business with pride. At weekly practices, members of the team prepare for these tournaments by creating cases that focus on topics including current events, business issues, policy, economics and the environment. Each semester, the debate team also organizes the Richard Peddie High School Debate Tournament which is one of Odette's greatest outreach initiatives. More than 100 students participate in the tournament and have the opportunity to develop their debate skills while visiting the University of Windsor campus.
Odette Finance Association
The Odette Finance Association (OFA) is a student run association that provides the opportunity for members to become esteemed finance experts. The OFA's goal is to expose members to the finance industry through internal and global competitions such as Capitalize for Kids, RITC Rotman Interactive Trader Competition and CME Group Trading Challenge. Using Bloomberg software, the Club will challenge students in the research of different financial instruments and to collaborate results with other members. The club will be helpful for members entering co-op or entry-level finance jobs by advancing excel and Bloomberg skills, understanding trading strategies and building their finance dictionary and communication skills.
Odette High School Leadership Initiative
OHLI is a program that sends University students from the Odette School of Business in to high school classrooms across the Windsor-Essex community. There, they mentor grade 12 business students to help them develop key leadership competencies, such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and time management. This program challenges the students to manage their time and work efficiently as a team. It helps improve their presentation and communication skills, and also gives them the chance to network with University students, professors, and business professionals.
The Odette Human Resources Association (OHRA) looks to help students expand their networking opportunities and increase their professional development. The OHRA provides Odette students with all necessary resources to obtain a strong network base and future/potential career opportunities. This includes providing students with the resources necessary to obtain their CHRP designation and join the
HRPA as we work closely with the HRPAW student liaison.
Odette Human Resources Association
Odette Marketing Association
Odette Marketing is a student-run club within the Odette School of Business that focuses on all aspects of Marketing and Advertising. We are a resource to both full-time and part-time undergraduates looking to concentrate in Marketing, or to those who want to learn how to market themselves. Our mission is to enrich the Odette student experience by hosting events that will provide students with new insight and opportunities. By working closely with Faculty and Alumni of the University we are able to increase
networking opportunities for both students and local businesses.
Odette Toastmasters is a part of the Toastmasters' international community. It is an organization dedicated to empowering leaders, and improving public speaking skills in our members. Our self-guided program allows members to take on speaking projects to enhance their existing skills, and develop new ones. Our club strives to help members become more proficient communicators, and stronger leaders.
Pre-Law Student Society
The Pre-Law Student Society's purpose is to provide students with as much access as we possibly can to Law professionals and the environment in which they work. We aspire to provide student with meaningful work connections to take with them not only when they leave their undergrad but also, when they intend to leave law school.
JDC Central Business Competition (JDCC) is the largest academic case competition in Central Canada. JDCC occurs yearly, at a Canadian university campus and caters to students of business schools from across Central and Eastern Canada. The event is a property of the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) and is regarded as the only event of its kind; combining academics, athletics, social challenges and philanthropy work to test undergraduate business students in a highly competitive, spirited and inclusive environment. The competition is comprised of eight academic competitions, a parliamentary-style debate tournament, two sports tournaments and eight social challenges. Prior to the event, each university is required to compete in a charity competition which includes a large fundraising event and encourages regular volunteering in their community.
SOS is a student run organization that offers Exam-Aid tutorial sessions for various university courses. Students pay a donation of $20.00 to attend each session, which entails a 3- hour long tutor session, an Exam-Aid package with all relevant course material, as well as a practice test. This $20.00 goes directly towards purchasing the raw supplies for building sustainable education projects in Latin America. We have raised 2.5 million dollars, and completed 227 projects in over 95 communities in the last 10 years!