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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“After attending Telfer’s open house and watching a panel of older students talk about their experiences, I was struck by how some students had managed to make so much out of just four years. I made my decision to come to Telfer the second I walked out of that room. However, something I didn’t expect to feel in my first month of university was isolation. Since I come from Ottawa, I didn’t feel the initial pressure to build connections with the people in my program, but since I didn’t force myself to make friends, I found myself feeling alone. It has been difficult, but I’ve made an effort to get out there and talk to people, and I think I’m on my way to finding a good balance. One step I took was applying to the Women in Management Network as a first year representative. I hope that by the end of these next four years I leave Telfer with a better understanding of myself and my abilities. I am aiming to take advantage of as many opportunities as I possibly can in order to make the most of my time here and would recommend anyone in their first year to do the same!”  Read more ›

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Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“I was scared to major in accounting initially because I had heard how demanding the course load was and how "boring" the subject was. My parents told me to do something more "exciting" like finance so that is what I majored in initially. I thought I was on the right track but recently I realized that I find my accounting courses much more interesting, and it's something I actually really enjoy doing and learning about. I'm grateful that the first two years of this degree was identical for all majors, it gave me enough time to get an idea of what I actually want to do in life and I was able to switch without taking a step back. Thanks Telfer!”  Read more ›

morgan fong

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“I would say my third year has overall been a success so far! After a rewarding year as a Career Centre Ambassador, I decided to return this year and continue to make the most out of my Telfer experience. After finishing my first co-op term over the past summer, I was ready to come back to a semester of school. I was excited to have a more balanced course load with greater variety- I began to dive into the Management specific courses and have some flexibility in choosing electives. During this semester, I found I had fewer midterm exams and more papers/group assignments to complete compared to first and second years. Although it was a change with all the essays piling up, I determined a strategy early to break up the amount of work to make it less overwhelming.”  Read more ›

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“During my third year of university, the majority of my accounting peers had accepted co-op positions at various firms across the city. As I was not in the co-op stream, I started to feel as though I was at a disadvantage and wanted to do something to differentiate myself. I joined the Telfer Career Centre as a Student Ambassador. By volunteering at numerous Telfer events, I quickly realized how awkward networking can be – how do you approach someone or start a conversation? How do I carry on what feels like small talk while trying to stand out against other students? I signed up for non-accounting networking events and practiced without the pressure of trying to get a job.  Read more ›


Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“During first year, I found everything super easy, I was doing well in school and was able to easily make friends. So starting off it was a great experience. When second year came along I struggled with school, classes were getting hard and that’s when I started working two jobs and got into clubs. However, since I didn’t have time management skills yet, it led to me not being as happy as I could have been.   Read more ›

Chelsea Parker

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“Being the president of CASCO has enhanced my Telfer experience by allowing me opportunity to lead a team that works towards the goals of our club as business students, but that also works towards the greater good of the Ottawa community.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Karl

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“Telfer was a real revelation for me when I attended the Open House event. I was pleasantly surprised by the close relationships between professors and students. For someone from a small CEGEP, this was very important to me. Then, what really reinforced my decision was the fact that the University is bilingual.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Aryana

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Staff Profile

 "The most important lesson that I’ve learned in life is to listen to yourself and not be influenced by other people. You are the only one capable of changing and creating your destiny. If you ever come across a difficult situation, never give up.  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Abdoulkadre

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Professor Profile

“Hey Humans of Telfer, Your Future is Promising!  Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Rachel

Tags: Humans of Telfer, Student Profile

“My Telfer experience has been so much more than just going to classes and it’s really hard to pick one happiest moment. What I can say though is the moments that bring me the most joy are with the different clubs I’ve been involved in. There’s something really rewarding about pouring all your energy into an event or initiative and then seeing it be successful. Whether it be on Telfer International, or with Enactus I have a lot of wonderful memories.”  Read more ›

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