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Student Ambassadors are an important part of the Telfer Career Centre team. They act as a key link between the Career Centre staff and the student body.

Meet the 2020-2021 Ambassador team, and if you see them around campus, be sure to say hi! 

 

Nourhan Mohamed

Lucy Chadder
Head Ambassador

Finance | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: English and French

Hobbies: Dancing, travelling, and gardening

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: To not compare yourself or your marks with other people. We all learn differently, and everyone has subject strengths and weaknesses.

 

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ALEXANDER AKIKI

Finance | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: English and French

Hobbies: Skiing, playing music, golf, and horseback riding

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I wish someone had told me how fast university flies by. You don’t realize you’re about to graduate until you get to get to the 4th year and wonder where the time went. I wish someone had told me not to wait before getting involved and participating in programs and events because you only have a limited time at Telfer, might as well make the most of it.

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ALEXIS KUPER

Marketing | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: English and a little French

Hobbies: Creative writing, playing piano, and snuggling with my cat

The One Thing I Wished Someone Had Told Me When I Started at Telfer: Learn how to network fast!

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ANGELA ALOYSIUS

Business Management 4th year

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Languages spoken: English, French

Languages Spoken: English

Hobbies: Ice-skating, biking, and rollerblading

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Explore all the opportunities Telfer has to offer in your 1st year.

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ASHLEY LITTLE

International Management | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and travelling

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I wish someone had told me the importance of getting involved as soon as you get to university whether that be in Telfer clubs or organizations outside of Telfer. You can make so many friends and connections within Telfer and from other faculties and they can really enhance your university experience.

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CHRIS ELIEL ADAM'S YAO

Marketing | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: French and English

Hobbies: Singing, watching movies, cooking, and travelling

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Time goes very, very fast, so be ready for that. Do your best in everything you do and the most important never wait tomorrow to do something you can do today.

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DANIYA GULZAR

Human Resource Management | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, and Urdu

Hobbies: Taekwondo, reading, piano, TV & movies, and self-development

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Get involved! Volunteering, or being part of a club/association can help you grow, learn new skills (like teamwork), and also meet new people!

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DUC LE

International Management | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese

Hobbies: Playing basketball, hanging out with friends, working out, eating and photography

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Get ready to suit up because we are strictly business

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GLORIA A. MONTFLEURY

Accounting | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Creole, and Spanish

Hobbies: Watching sports, biking, working out, and reading articles

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer:

The one thing I wished someone had told me was to have a professional defined/structured plan. Often enough, when we come into a new environment, everything feels so new and shiny. The primary instinct is to explore and see how things go, try to have a routine, and see where things take us. At least for me that’s what it was. And I think three years later going on four, I have more of an idea about my future and such. But I had to do with learning and finding out things on my own. With such findings, I was able to create a specific plan. Having known what I wanted I think it would have made it easier. But honestly, it’s one of the best ways to learn and to find out what you want to accomplish professionally.

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JANA SALAMEH

International management | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, and Arabic

Hobbies: Guitar, singing, travelling, and hiking

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I wish someone had told me that it's easy to get overwhelmed but there’s always someone who can help. Even if I get stressed by the process, the courses, or the deadlines, help is always available and learning from other people’s experiences can save a lot of time and effort. Getting involved in different clubs across the Telfer community not only improved my university experience, but also provided me with resources, connections, and networking opportunities to better succeed in my courses. This involvement makes the journey easier and more enjoyable.

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MARIE MADELEINE KABUPU

Accounting | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: French and English

Hobbies: Skating, biking, and playing volleyball

Other Extracurricular Activities: VP, Internal Affairs, at Telfer International

Why did you return as an ambassador? I was an ambassador for the program last year, and being part of a dynamic team is the main reason why I choose to stay in this program.

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I wish someone had told me that I will be spending the best four years of my live at Telfer because that’s exactly what I lived through my engagement in clubs, competitions, Telfer Mentorship Program, and so on.

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MARIETTE NOLAKI

Management | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: French, and English

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, in-line skating, volleyball, and hockey

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: When you arrive in a new country, everything seems so different, fascinating and the university environment can seem particularly intimidating. However, if there's one thing I wish someone had told me, it's that time flies and you need to explore your environment as much as you can (e.g., participate in events, sign up for workshops, join clubs...) and one last thing: take notes or write things by hand if you can, because you learn better.

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KATERINA POLIENKO

International Management | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, and Russian

Hobbies: Travelling, Art, and Swimming

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Don’t worry about what others think. Focus on your own goals and ambitions and don’t let the negativity of others impact you.

To learn more or to apply to the program, visit the Ambassador Program page.

 

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MERAY AYOUB

Finance | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English and Arabic

Hobbies: Swimming, travelling, reading, and playing the piano

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Work on yourself, explore all the events and resources offered, and expand your network because these things add depth to your brand and story.

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MEREDITH SILVERMAN

Accounting | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English and French

Hobbies: Travelling and swimming

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: There are a lot of mandatory courses in the first year but do not become skeptical of your decision to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce, it only gets better. Telfer offers many opportunities to bridge academia with the world of work so take full advantage of all the networking events offered to you.

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MORGAN FONG

Management  | 4th year

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Languages Spoken: English

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, and outdoor activities

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: The importance of creating a routine and schedule. Now that students are moving towards online learning, it is even more important to ensure a routine is in place throughout the day for both health and academic performance. Make sure to build in regular breaks as well and study in an area of the house with minimal distractions.

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NABIHAH AHMED

Accounting | 2nd year

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English, Urdu, Hindi, and beginner French

Hobbies: Watching sports, music, beauty, spending time with family and friends

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Your first year will fly by fast, so take time to enjoy every moment. Go out of your comfort zone and try new things. Everyone at Telfer is incredibly welcoming, so take the opportunity to make new friends and get involved with your school.

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NISHWA CHAUDHRY

International Management | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi

Hobbies: Baking, reading, volleyball, and eating M&M’s

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: It’s okay to do your courses in a different order than the outline! If one term seems really math heavy for you, it’s possible to split up those courses and make sure you don’t have a term where you’re really overwhelmed. You should adjust your course path to benefit yourself. Trust me, your sanity and GPA will thank me.

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NIVEN JULIEN

Accounting | 2nd year

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Program and Year: Accounting, 2nd year

Languages Spoken: English and French

Hobbies: Reading, biking, and doing jigsaws and puzzles

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I wish someone had told me not to stress too much about marks because there is so much more to Telfer than the education.

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ORNELLA IGIRANEZA

Finance | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Kirundi, and Kinyarwanda

Hobbies: Watching movies, hanging out with friends, travelling, and learning new things

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Make your time count. Explore all opportunities that are available for you at Telfer, don’t be afraid to ask for help and get involved in extracurricular activities that you are interested in.

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OUSSAMA BENDAHMANE

Finance | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: French, English, and Arabic

Hobbies: Playing different sports, reading on different subjects, quenching my thirst for discoveries, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: I would have wished to be informed earlier in my university journey about the different programs and extracurricular activities offered by the school.

 

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REANA AGIL

Finance and Marketing | 2nd year

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Program and Year: Finance and Marketing, 2nd year

Languages Spoken: English, French, Arabic, and beginner Italian

Hobbies: Dancing, writing, music, and cooking.

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: Sit and plan out your week, month, term, ahead of time. Even if there aren’t any confirmed dates, do it! Save time for your hobbies, it can get overwhelming really easily.

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MELISSA MOUBAYED

BCom/JD | 2nd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, and Armenian

Hobbies:Travelling, baking, and cooking

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: When I first started at Telfer, I was extremely overwhelmed as so many of my classmates seemed to have their future figured out. I felt like I was the only one who was completely unsure with what I wanted to do in the future after Telfer. Now, after having finished first year, although I have a few ideas and aspirations, I am still uncertain and know that my mind will change by the time I graduate. Every day I come up with different ideas of what I think I would want to do. I wish that someone would have told me that this is completely normal and natural when I started attending Telfer. When I discovered the Career Centre shortly after, I was relieved that there were many resources available to help students like me discover their passions and possible career options.

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SOUMYA ANANTH

Human Resources Management | 3rd year

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Languages Spoken: English, French, and Hindi

Hobbies: Travelling, cooking, and photography

The one thing I wished someone had told me when I started at Telfer: University can only do so much for you, it is up to you to seize every opportunity presented to you and make the most of it! Telfer is especially great because the faculty truly care about their students’ personal and professional development. From amazing professors, to networking events and professional workshops with the best firms in the industry, Telfer truly does the most. So, use these resources and make the most out of your 4 years!

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