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"The fact that I chose a specialization in Finance can be explained in part by my family culture: almost all of my family works in this field. I also have a passion for numbers, and the Finance program was the ideal choice. When I came to Telfer, I had expectations just from an academic standpoint, but I gained so much more: I worked as a teaching assistant, I was president of a competition and I also did CO-OP internships.

My life at Telfer alternates between classes, internships and group projects. I also love being a teaching assistant because I want to have a positive impact on my fellow students. I make good use of the CO-OP Office’s and the Career Centre’s resources. Apart from these resources, I try to maintain good relationships with professors like Mr. Saadi with whom I worked on a research project, and who later became a mentor for me. However, life at Telfer hasn’t been without its share of less pleasant experiences. I encountered several problems in my group projects, mainly due to personality differences. I am someone who hates procrastination; I prefer to plan my projects in advance, which is not the case for some people. Still, these are all useful experiences for my future career. My long-term dream is to be a professor and researcher in Finance, and why not, to come back here to teach."

- Aïcha T.
4th-year Finance student


Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, this weekly feature of the Telfer Career Blog will contain photography of individuals from the Telfer School of Management community and a corresponding narrative that gives us a glimpse into their lives.

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