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“Studying at Telfer has also taught me valuable life lessons, some that humbled me, some that inspired me, and some that helped me overcome my vulnerability.”

Today, we write a new Humans of Telfer story about Farhan Ahmed. A student leader here at Telfer, Farhan has contributed to many different student clubs and initiatives, picking up many great tips along the way. Here is what he had to share with us:

“I firmly believe that the person who is graduating in 2022 is not the same as the one who started his undergraduate education in 2017. As I approach my final term at the Telfer School of Management, I have had numerous opportunities to reflect on the past 5 years. From a naive eighteen-year-old first-year student to a twenty-two-year-old ready to take on the professional world, the growth has been incredible. It didn’t take me long to realize that business school was indeed the optimal fit for my aptitudes and career aspirations. I feel fortunate to have attended the Telfer School of Management, as its programs/resources have helped me navigate these critical years of my life. Studying at Telfer has also taught me valuable life lessons, some that humbled me, some that inspired me, and some that helped me overcome my vulnerability.

I believe a rich university experience comes from immersing yourself within your academic community. I encourage everyone to get involved – join student clubs, take part in case competitions and explore every opportunity that Telfer has to offer. Thanks to these experiences, I developed a passion for consulting and was exposed to leading firms in the space through my network. Most importantly, my heavy extracurricular involvement allowed me to build friendships that will last me a lifetime.”

– Farhan Ahmed, 5th‑year student (Accounting and Finance; CO-OP), PMCP mentor, Former Career Centre Ambassador      

 

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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