“Being a 3rd‑year Accounting student, I’m currently doing my first Co-op internship. As you know, the busiest time is upon us, and so I’ve asked myself how I would be able to get through it while keeping in touch with Telfer and honouring my multiple commitments as a member of Casco and the Telfer Student Council, and as a Telfer Career Centre Ambassador.
The one word that came to mind was: support. It is often difficult to find people to rely on in stressful times, but I can assure you that in my case, I have found support in my community. When you find yourself in need of support, ask your community and take advantage of the various opportunities available on campus.
When I feel challenged with my classes, I seek the advice of my mentor. A mentoring program is designed to help students find their way academically and professionally. When I’m doubting myself at work, I can count on my colleagues to help me. And when I need to take time for myself, I spend time with my family and the friends I’ve made through my extracurricular activities.
Remember one thing: you are not alone. Life can be stressful and full of obstacles, but do not hesitate to use the various programs and services available to you on campus.”
– Marie Madeleine Kabupu, Director,
Internal Affairs, Telfer Student Council
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.