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Humans of Telfer – Katherine

Headshot of Katherine Hall.

Q: What do you like most about Telfer?

A: “The flexibility and wide range of the programs available to Telfer students is so unique and one of my favourite things about the school. Throughout my time at Telfer, I have been able to pursue not only accounting, but also business analytics when it became a field of interest for me during my second year. Telfer’s commitment to allowing students to learn in all fields of business, not just their specialization, has been a great benefit to myself and my peers alike.”

Q: How did you decide on which career you would like?

A: “I chose a career in accounting based on the process of elimination! Throughout high school and my first year of university, I was exposed to a wide range of courses (from the sciences in high school to mandatory first-year courses) which helped me clearly see what I liked and disliked. As of right now, accounting courses seem to always be the most interesting and engaging for me, which is why I have decided to pursue a career in accounting.”

Q: What has been the biggest challenge so far?

A: “Learning to code in my business analytics courses has been by far the biggest challenge for me. It is so satisfying when it works, but it ever so rarely works for me!”

– Katherine Hall, 3rd-year Accounting with Option in Business Analytics, and Treasurer, Residence Association of the University of Ottawa (RAUO)

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.