“If I wanted people to remember me for something during my four years at the Telfer School of Management, it would be this: whether you are in first, second or third year, whenever you decide to get involved, you’ll start making an impact.
Going to school and focusing solely on your classes is great, but sometimes, you need to realize that there are many other things worth doing at Telfer. Your campus offers many opportunities to meet new people and do new things. To fully benefit from those experiences, however, you need take your focus outside of the classroom. The advice that I want to give first-year students and that I definitely would have liked to receive myself is: have a plan! You can come in and simply enjoy the experience, but make sure to figure out what you like and dislike early. If something does not work for you, you’ll be able to make a switch early on.
Most students care a lot about the professional side of Telfer. However, they also have to realize that what they will do as professionals will also impact them as human beings. The Telfer community and its staff in particular are able to show us that it’s not only about becoming the greatest professionals, but also about applying what we’ve learned in classes, at social activities or during networking events in our personal life to become better persons. Not everyone is a social butterfly, therefore a good question we should all ask ourselves is: what could be our plan to get that one student involved?”
– Glory Angela Monfleury, 4th-year Accounting
VP Swag, Telfer Competitions Committee
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.