“My most memorable moment was when I joined JDC at the beginning of my first year. At the beginning, I was a little nervous – very nervous, actually – because I did not know much about case competitions, and the idea of presenting to real companies was very intimidating. However, I jumped at the opportunity, and it turned out to be a great experience. The best thing about it was meeting new people and learning new things from them. I got to see the different types of problems that companies face in the real world. Overall, I enjoyed the experience so much that I am participating again this year.
What keeps me motivated is my family and its constant support. The people around me, especially my friends, also fuel my motivation. I like to think that we are all in the same boat, so if I am stressed out, they are stressed out as well. I guess it is comforting to know that we are all in this together so we all encourage, support each other and, of course, go out for bubble tea whenever we can! I find that having a busy and stimulating schedule keeps me going, as I am contributing to something bigger, whether it be my personal growth, JDCC or academics.
Joining JDC and TCCT definitely made my university experience better. It changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I gained a lot of skills like communication. When you are in a club, your team is responsible for all decisions, so you learn the necessary skills that will allow your club to perform successfully – it’s a little similar to running a business. You also get to meet and grow your network which is something that is very beneficial in the long-term.
My advice to 1st-year students is probably something that they hear all the time, which is to get involved and use all the resources available at Telfer. Attend networking events and do not be intimidated by networking events because as a first-year student no one expects you to be perfect at networking so use this time to practice.”
– Aman Sidhu
2nd‑year Accounting student, VP Internal Affairs, TCCT
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.