It took Ludwig Lie a while to get used to the University of Waterloo. Compared to Jakarta, it was cold, he was very homesick, and he didn’t feel like he belonged in the program he had chosen.
Ludwig chose Waterloo because it had the largest Faculty of Mathematics, and it had a co-op program. He knew his interest lay in finance, and once he discovered the Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM) program, he made the switch, and his experience improved.
The rigorous courses were challenging. Ludwig realized that if he could keep the grade point average needed to stay in the FARM program, he was capable of anything. This realization boosted his confidence. Thanks to the available resources, his friends and the occasional reminder from his parents, Lie is proud to say that he graduated on time.
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