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Humans of Telfer – Elias

Elias wearing a blue suit and a red tie.

“Here’s a peek at my journey at Telfer:

What I’ve learned...
Through various courses and extracurricular activities, I gained leadership and communication skills. As the President of the Telfer Competitions Committee (TCCT), I currently manage an amazing executive team of 20 students who are in turn responsible for over a hundred Telfer students. As a business student, I hope to someday be in a senior management position. I believe that my experiences at Telfer will help set me succeed in such a role.

How it’s going...
It’s hard to juggle 4 courses, 30 hours of work a week and a time-consuming position like TCCT president. After realizing I had too many things to remember, I decided to create a calendar with all my tasks and events and made sure to set multiple reminders. I also find it very important to take personal time and spend time doing nothing. If it was not for those frequent little breaks, I am pretty sure I would have burned myself out.

What I’m grateful for...
I’m very lucky that I decided to get involved from my first year so I don’t have too many regrets. Case competitions such as Jeux du Commerce (JDC) and Happening Marketing (HM) have been the highlights of my time here and have been some of the best experiences of my life.

For that reason, my biggest recommendation for any Telfer students would be to get involved and make the most of the opportunities available to you. Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

– Elias Azzi, 4th-year MISA (Management Information Systems and Analytics)
and President, Telfer Competitions Committee (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.