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Humans of Telfer – Fodil Adjaoud

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“Focus and commitment. These are the keys to a better life and future. To succeed in life, just as in the game of golf, we require focus. If you lose focus, the ball won’t go where you want it to. You must be committed to the shot. Comparing Managerial Accounting to golf, there are many things in common: how the quality of the decisions we make are positively correlated with the impacts of these decisions. In life, we can make plans but sometimes it is better to leave things unpredicted and follow the path that is presented to us.

The main reason I switched to teaching was something I never expected. I was young and just completing my studies when I was asked to teach a course for the first time in my life. At the end, the students stood up and gave me a standing ovation. This was a humbling and incredibly emotional experience for me. This was the critical moment I made my decision. There has been no regret since.

As professors, we have a chance to face hundreds of students who come to listen, learn, and improve themselves. Contributing to that journey is the best dividend for me as a professor. Throughout your journey, remember the keys: stay focused and committed.”

- Fodil Adjaoud, Ph.D., FCPA, FCGA, CMA
Managerial Accounting Professor

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.