Born and raised in Sudbury (Ontario), Benoit chose to pursue his studies at the Telfer School of Management following the advice he received from friends and family. “By the time I had completed my first year, I knew I had made the right decision and I have never looked back”, says Benoit. He is currently in his fourth year of the BCom program, specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS) with the COOP option. He chose this specialization because of his interest for development and the growing demand for employees with information management skills.

This past summer, Benoit had the opportunity to undertake his last COOP placement at Deloitte as a Technology Management Analyst. While he was at Deloitte, he was part of a team of talented consultants that were working on a multi-million dollars information management project. “The experience I had as an analyst on that particular project was priceless and I would recommend consultation work to any student interested in this field” said Benoit.

In addition to his academic and extracurricular work, Benoit made sure to make the most out of his experience and got involved in the Telfer School’s activities. He was a representative for the Telfer Marketing Association (TMA), a guide and captain for the 101 week, the Academic Vice-President for the Telfer Student Council and a musician for CASCO. His most significant contributions were undoubtedly is role in the 2011 Jeux du Commerce [This link is no longer available] in his debate team who won first place and his time as President of MISA. “Getting involved at Telfer enabled me to meet extraordinary people and to develop essential skills, while having fun. I strongly recommend to all students that would want to enhance their student experience and network with professionals to get involved at Telfer”. To conclude, Benoit has decided to get involved one last time by taking part in the international academic competition ICBC [This link is no longer available], organized each year by Queen’s University.