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Humans of Telfer – Janosha

Janosha Indrakumaran in the forest.

“I like the environment at Telfer. Most students at Telfer are incredibly kind and supportive. Students who have just met would work together to tackle a difficult assignment question or help one another understand a hard concept. The environment at Telfer fosters collaboration and support, which creates an amazing space to learn in.

I chose Telfer because it offered an amazing co-op program with plenty of connections to both the public and private sectors. Ottawa being 5 hours away from my hometown, it gave me the opportunity to move out and be independent.

Telfer has also given me many memorable moments, but one that stands out to me is when I got selected as the first-year representative for the Telfer Human Resources Association. This moment was memorable to me because it allowed me to meet so many wonderful people (both students and professionals) and it opened the door to many learning and career opportunities. There are so many aspects of Human Resources I want to dabble in once I graduate. Thinking of the many avenues that I can explore if I work hard right now has kept me motivated most days.

My biggest inspiration would be my parents. They are both immigrants who work blue-collar jobs and earn an hourly salary that’s less than what I make in my internship. However, they managed to raise a family and work hard to give their children as many opportunities as they can. Their work ethic, determination and diligence inspire me to work hard to reach my goals.”

– Janosha Indrakumaran, 3rd-year Human Resources and Vice-President, External Affairs, Telfer Human Resources Association

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.