January 23, 2020
Alumni thrive in unexpected careers
What does it mean to go beyond expectations at work? Here are a few examples to inspire you.
What does it mean to go beyond expectations at work? Here are a few examples to inspire you.By Anne Lytle Office of Advancement
Some people follow the career paths they began with, but many end up in places they never could have imagined. Keep reading to see how Waterloo alumni are making their mark on their industries.
Waterloo alumnus Chris Fleming (BES ’70) decided he wanted to make life easier for students travelling home on weekends. He employed the help of his twin brother, Don (BES ’70), and trusty friend Larry Hundt to create a service now known as the Fed Bus. From there, more of Chris’ ideas became reality.
Understanding the need for female-oriented financial advice after spending seven years in venture capital and investment banking, Michelle Hung (BMath ’08) decided to make a change. Now self-employed, she is helping women take big steps towards their savings goals.
Everyone has their own journey in life, so don’t get caught comparing your life to others.
— Michelle Hung (BMath ’08)
Brent Plumley (BSc ’08) was enjoying a great career in software engineering — until he fell in love with high lining. Since then, Brent’s company SlacklifeBC has helped make wedding dreams and adventure races come to life.
Becoming employed by an engineering firm was not the original goal for Sara Kannan (BA ’16), who has a strong passion for writing. In an unexpected change, Sara now helps engineers learn practical skills they will utilize in the workplace.