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Deadline To Apply: September 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM

WHO WE ARE

We are the Gina Cody School Entrepreneurship Society (GCES), an engineering student association led by dedicated and passionate like-minded individuals. Our goal is to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of Engineering students by hosting in-person networking events, workshops, speaker series, and an inter-university competition at Concordia University.

WHY JOIN GCES?

Gain Experience

Gain valuable student involvement experience for your CV.

Grow Your Network

Great opportunities to grow your professional network.

Learn New Skills

Grow your skills in organization, leadership, and communication.

Make New Friends

Make new friends at Concordia, we always find a good reason to get together.

Think Big

Set the bar high as we encourage you to dream big and act fast. Bring your ideas!

Impact Student Life

Organize events, get students involved and foster Concordia's entrepreneurship community.

ORGANIZE UPSTART 

Every year, GCES hosts UpStart, an innovative entrepreneurship competition where students come together to learn new skills and put their entrepreneurial strategies to the test. By joining the team, you’ll be behind yet another great edition of our competition. Check out the recap video from the 2022 edition!

JOIN OUR TEAM

Can you pinpoint everything that went wrong with the Fyre Festival, Rainfurrest and Dashcon? If so, this might be the right position for you!

The VP Events caters to the student body by seeking and managing new and existing event opportunities to strengthen students’ entrepreneurial toolbox. The VP Events will oversee the operations of the Director of Events while also taking on any of their roles when necessary. The Events team takes care of all events-related logistics to ensure a smooth experience for students and sponsors.

Opportunities:

  • Seek new and oversee established event opportunities for students to strengthen their entrepreneurial toolbox (conferences, social events, networking opportunities, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Organize all annual and develop new social events (these may include, but are not limited to, Lizard Lounges, team bonding activities/events, etc.)
  • Organize the annual UpStart Competition and the incubator program
  • Work with the President and executive council to create a calendar of events for the year
  • Work with the VP Internal to book rooms and organize logistics of events (themes, catering, ticket sales for events, etc.)
  • Work with the VP External to create events using the network of contacts acquired
  • Act as the Project Manager for events — delegate tasks, keep track of deadlines, etc. 

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Management of priorities and schedules with tight deadlines
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills

Do you think flash mobs are relevant in 2022? Do you always like your own posts? If you answered no to both of these questions, this position is for you!

The VP Marketing will work with the Director of Marketing and the Director of Graphic Design to develop GCES’ brand image through our various social media channels. They will also interact with the GCES Community by answering questions from people via emails/social media while also writing the blurbs and descriptions of events.

Opportunities:

  • Lead and manage the Marketing Team
  • Develop Marketing Plans and strategies throughout the year to increase GCES’s reach and engagement
  • Ensure proper coverage of GCES Events through pictures, videos, and more
  • Take care of all blurbs and messages required for social media posts, events, and more
  • Work with the VP Sponsorship to create and manage the Sponsorship Package
  • Form relationships with other associations for outreach and collective marketing
  • Design and execute all merchandise (swag) purchases and sales throughout the year
  • Support the VP Events in their marketing needs

Skills:

  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Proficient in Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, or other editing software
  • Proficiency in both English and French
  • Keen eye for design and creativity
  • Up to date with pop-culture and marketing trends

Do you have what it takes to message Jeff Bezos and ask him to speak at your next event? If you’re open to LinkedIn DMing and sending lots of emails, this one’s for you!

The VP External is in charge of growing and maintaining relationships with industry contacts such as entrepreneurs, company representatives, and directors of associations and programs in entrepreneurship-related fields. Together with the Sponsorship Team, they will be sending lots of emails and LinkedIn messages to find advisors, mentors, judges, and more for GCES.

Opportunities:

  • Act as the liaison between GCES and other entrepreneurship societies/organizations from other schools or within different faculties at Concordia
  • Communicate with external organizations when requesting guest speakers or other partnerships
  • Seek new opportunities or partnerships for GCES in the form of a network of contacts (business contacts, instructional contacts, other student-groups and faculty contacts), and consistently act to maintain these relationships 
  • Assist the Marketing Team in writing blurbs and messages for reaching out to other associations
  • Be in charge of coordinating with guest speakers, judges, and other external contacts during the UpStart Competition and the incubator program

Skills: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy networking and having meetings with professionals
  • Driven and proactive

Were you one of those who purchased Five Star binder organizers and colour-coded pocket folders? Do you think Math is red, English is blue, and Science is green? If so, this is the position for you! 

The VP Internal is in charge of everything to do with communications and relations with the faculty, ECA, and other parties within Concordia. They also work closely with the President to ensure that GCES runs smoothly. 

Opportunities:

  • Act as the official liaison between the ECA and GCES, as well as with other societies, faculty, and administration
  • Work with Hospitality Concordia and Dean of Students for space reservation (official booking officer)
  • Ensure the organization of team meetings, creation of meeting agendas and minutes
  • Act as the primary source for funding applications within Concordia (CSU, CCSL, etc.)
  • Support the Events Team during the UpStart competition. Tasks include booking rooms, booking caterers, and aiding in organizing the overall logistical needs of the event
  • Be in charge of the GCES Office (handle keys, coordinate with faculty, etc.)

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Good writing and note-taking skills
  • Proficiency in G-Suite

 

Would you describe yourself as a natural treasurer, in the likes of Mr. Krabs (minus the greedy, miserly, money-hungry, and sometimes hypocritical part)? If so, this is the position for you! 

The VP Finance will manage the cash flow of the association. This includes approving transactions from team members, creating expense reports, managing our budget, ensuring team members receive reimbursements for their expenses and creating invoices for managing sponsorship money.

Opportunities:

  • Responsible for accounting all expenses and receivables of GCES
  • Control and balance all cash flow and maintain an organized record of such
  • Write and submit the annual requested budget to the ECA
  • Manage cash box requisitions and transactions
  • Manage the reimbursement of council-paid items with the ECA
  • Work with the VP Finance of the ECA on all financial-related aspects of the society and ensure that GCES follows ECA’s Financial Policies
  • Expected to maintain GCES’s journal entries and process bank deposits effectively

Skills: 

  • Understanding and interest in accounting principles
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Attention to detail

Can you pinpoint everything that went wrong with the Fyre Festival, Rainfurrest and Dashcon? If so, this might be the right position for you!

The Directors of Events work alongside the Vice President of Events to handle the management and logistics of all GCES Events. The Director of Events is in charge of planning the logistics of events and taking care of all events related tasks.

Opportunities:

  • Assist the VP Events in event planning and management
  • Contact and coordinate with external vendors including caterers, photographers, venues, etc.
  • Build schedules and task breakdowns for all events
  • Take charge of registration of participants during events and handle all registration-related issues
  • Handle all logistics concerns during UpStart and other events (room setup, decorations, food, and more!)
  • Organize the annual UpStart Competition and the incubator program

Skills:

  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Management of priorities and schedules with tight deadlines

Do you think flash mobs are relevant in 2022? Do you always like your own posts? If you answered no to both of these questions, this position is for you!

The Director of Marketing will be assisting the VP Marketing in developing GCES’ brand image & community through various social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube). The position includes designing and posting graphics for recruitment purposes, events, workshops, competitions, partnerships and more!

Opportunities:

  • Work with the VP Marketing to develop GCES’s brand image
  • Write and submit communications for the ECA newsletter
  • Maintains and updates the GCES Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social-media pages
  • Answer and reply to comments or messages on social media
  • Take care of all blurbs and messages required for social media posts, events, and etc.
  • Create the Facebook events for GCES events (works with VP Events to ensure description, date and time, etc.) and invites all potentially interested persons
  • Promote GCES’s social activities among the Concordia community

Skills:

  • Proficient in Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, or other editing software
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Keen eye for design and creativity
  • Up to date with pop-culture and marketing trends

Do you think you can land a sponsorship deal with Audible and NordVPN? If so, this is the position for you! We’re looking for someone who loves finding and speaking with really interesting people and isn’t shy to reach out. 

The Director of Sponsorship works hand-in-hand with the VP Sponsorships to grow and maintain relationships with potential sponsors.

Opportunities:

  • Actively and continuously seek external sponsorship opportunities as well as maintains long-term partnerships with the sponsors 
  • Maintain a master contact list with list of potential sponsors and outreach progress
  • Maintain and update the Sponsorship Package. 
  • In charge of coordinating with the Events team for any in-kind sponsorship requests

Assets: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Enjoy networking and having meetings with professionals

Will be responsible for growing GCES’s presence among first year students and is of assistance to any team or executive(s) when needed. They spread the word about GCES events and will be able to set up their own!

Will assist the VP Marketing and Director of Marketing to develop GCES’ brand image/community through various social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tiktok). This includes managing the social media pages and interacting with followers. They are responsible for any social media coverage needed for GCES events.

READY TO APPLY?

We’d love to hear from you! Fill out this form before September 12, 2022 at 11:59pm.

FAQ

For any questions about our recruitment process.

To be eligible to run for a Director position in GCES, you must be a student studying at Concordia University.

To be eligible to run for a VP position in GCES, you must fulfill the following criteria for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters:

– Be an undergraduate student registered in a program at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science in a credit course or its equivalent.


– Be subject to the ECA fee levy at Concordia University.

No, this is a a student-volunteer experience. However, it will look great on your resume and you will receive a ccr mention on your transcript.

Yes! However, we strongly recommend to apply to a maximum of 3 positions. Make sure to apply to the positions you think you’d be a great fit!

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We are looking for strongly motivated students who are passionate, hardworking, and have the ability to truly impact GCES.

Our team is reviewing applications and we will keep you posted on the status of the application.

OUR PEOPLE

GCES Team picture during Frosh 2021

ANY QUESTIONS?

Please email us at contact.gces@ecaconcordia.ca to learn more about us and the positions.