Why not get involved in your student association? You will develop leadership skills and build a network of friends and contacts, invaluable when you enter the job market. There are many different student associations at UQAM in general and at the School of Management in particular. The latter associations are organized according to field of study and are regrouped in the umbrella organization, the Associations Étudiantes de l'École des Sciences de la Gestion (AÉESG).
The students' presence is also solicited by different program committees. Students can participate, for example, in development of a department's curriculum and in the planning of course schedules. The students' input is also necessary for the negotiation of evaluation agreements, the evaluation of instructors, and the modification and evaluation of a program.
For economics students, the two most important associations are:
Association of Graduate Students in Economics (AECSE)
Economics Student Association (AESE)
The AESE is a non-profit association that regroups all undergraduates of the Department of Economics. The association organizes many activities related to the academic and social lives of its members, such as Economics Week and a popular annual wine and cheese. This event is a chance for students, graduates, and professors to get to know each other outside of the classroom. The AESE's office is located in suite R-M223. You can contact its members by telephone at (514) 987-3000 ext. 8220.
Within UQAM's School of Management, there are many other active associations:
Finally, across all of UQAM, there are more than sixty student groups -- a testament to the vitality of student life on campus. To learn more, see the Student Services website.
At UQAM, the students are also parteners. Many groups with decision-making power, (Administrative Council, Executive Committee, Commission for Studies, and the Academic Council) reserve a place for students in order to facilitate their participation in the university's development. The Student Life Committee has a mandate to provide students with the means to make reccomnedations in order to assure the highest quality of life for all the students at UQAM.