Featured Student Leader: Laurier Marketing Association’s Carlee Dowsett

As we promote youth and entrepreneurship, we are featuring entrepreneurial student leaders showcasing how each one has made an impact on their community across North America. In this blog, Dr. Yvonne Wang shares how she has made an impact in the entrepreneurial community in Edmonton.

Which current startup has caught your eye?
As VP of Internal Affairs in my third year, I was responsible for coordinating LMA’s events. It was satisfying to not only realize the success of the events that I coordinated but also realize the positive impact that it had on WLU students. I was so pleased to give students the opportunity to find their passion. The impact on the student body is how I realized my career goals. I decided that I wanted to be an event coordinator a few months into executing the events and I couldn’t be more excited about my future thanks to my experience on LMA!

If you had a chance to get mentored by one person, who would it be and why?

I’ve never really had one specific person I would want to be mentored by, probably because I have just found my passion recently. At this point in my life I would want to be mentored by an individual who knows what it is like to work and live in the event coordination industry. I feel like this individual would give me an honest look at the industry and give straight-to-the-point feedback. Being mentored by someone who has the same passion as me would really drive my work ethic to make my dreams happen!

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What is one piece of advice you have to students getting involved?

Don’t get involved in a campus club just to add it to your resume, get involved because you are genuinely interested. Even if you don’t know what you want to pursue in your future, that’s OK! Get involved in something you think you would enjoy doing. Remember, you get what you put in. Chances are you will work harder in an environment that you enjoy. You will get greater value and who knows, you could potentially find your career goals along the way like me!

Carlee Dowsett

Technology Commercialization Club | Co-President
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