"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