“Studying almost entirely in French as an Anglophone and adjusting to a primarily online learning environment has been challenging and often stressful. But that is also what I love most about my program. To succeed, I must expand my comfort zone constantly, which can be scary. Despite this, my professors have often gone above and beyond to make me feel supported, even at times where I felt that I was struggling. Diamonds are made under pressure, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I were in any other program.
My biggest inspiration throughout university has been all the wonderful people I’ve met in class and in my extracurriculars. I feel like I’ve been constantly surrounded by so many people who excel in myriad ways and inspire me to put myself out there and be the best version of myself. I never would have thought that I would be so comfortable as a leader in two different student groups but everyone I’ve met has been so encouraging even when I’ve doubted myself.
In the future, I hope to practice either corporate law or insurance claims litigation.”
– Veronica Fusco Hitchlock, 3rd‑year student, BCom and J.D.
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.