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Humans of Telfer – Alexis

Alexis Raymond in a navy blue suit.

Extracurriculars allowed me to meet my best friends,
gain valuable work experience, but most importantly,
changed my mindset about what I wanted to do after graduation.

This week’s Humans of Telfer blog features Alexis Raymond, a 4th-year student leader specializing in Business Technology Management. Alexis is incredibly involved on campus: he has even led Telfer to win 10 podiums at JDC this year! Here’s what he had to say about his Telfer experience:

“When I joined Telfer 4 years ago, everyone would tell me that I should ‘get involved’. I did, and that was probably the best decision I could have made! Extracurriculars allowed me to meet my best friends and gain valuable work experience. But most importantly, they changed my mindset about what I wanted to do after graduation. Going into university, I was set on following the traditional and safe career path. However, after talking with colleagues with various backgrounds and ambitions, I quickly realized that it wasn’t for me. They encouraged me to reach for opportunities that I did not think possible and to explore fields in which I am now passionate. Maybe I would have figured this out by myself, but I for sure would not have had as much fun doing it!

In a few weeks, I’ll be leaving Telfer to enter the workforce. However, I’ll always carry with me this Telfer pride that has truly connected me to what matters over the past 4 years.”

– Alexis Raymond, 4th-year Business Technology Management, JDC Coordinator, Telfer Competitions Committee, Tech Editor, uOBR, Vice-President, IT and Marketing, JDC 2022

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.