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Get Involved

How to get involved

Frosh Hiring in September is just the beginning of all the opportunities you will have to get involved in the Commerce Society during your time at Queen’s. You can volunteer, apply for executives, run for positions, and attend events. Read through the descriptions below to find out what commitment is right for you. Check out the Current Positions page to learn about all the positions that you can volunteer, apply, or run for now. Keep your eye on the portal and actually read the posters around Goodes Hall to discover wide variety of events happening.

1. Volunteer

4Volunteering can give you a feel for different opportunities or allow you to get involved in ComSoc’s philanthropic initiatives. You can volunteer at a conference or join one of the Community Activities committees in local, national, and international initiatives. In addition, volunteering is a great way to prove to co-chairs that you have an interest in their executive if you decide to apply in the future.

2. Apply

B1oasting over 50 committees, there is a position suited for almost everyone’s skills and interests. There will be multiple times throughout the year to apply for executive positions, starting with Frosh Hiring. Conference executives will hire a new set of members shorty after their event, while Internal Committees and Businesses will hire throughout the month of March.

Please contact the Human Resources Officer, Allan Down (allan.down@queensu.ca) if you have any hiring-related questions.

3. Run

3There are 12 elected members of the Commerce Society Assembly, all of which have vote-holding seats on Commerce Society Assembly, the highest governing body of the Society, and some of these have seats on the QSB Faculty Board, which is the governing body of the School of Business. First-year Year President elections occur in the fall, usually in September. Other elected positions are voted upon in the winter, usually in February during the Commerce Society Elections - the exact timing is determined by the Chief Policy and Returning Officer.

4. Attend

2There is a plethora of events at Queen’s — whether it’s a conference, competition, social, or networking event. Conferences will enable you to learn more about a certain topic — sports, fashion, or international business to name a few. Keep an eye on the Commerce Portal to stay up-to-date with events happening around Queen’s.


5. Create

Although Queen’s offers a wide range of clubs, committees, and conferences, you always have the opportunity to create a new initiative within the Commerce Society and/or AMS. To find out more information on how to create a new initiative, please contact the Ombudsperson, Niki Kalergis, or drop in during Ombuds office hours at Goodes Hall Room 334 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.