Meet seven SAF students and read about their experiences at the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) as they talk about their co-op jobs, extracurriculars, career goals and lessons learned throughout their SAF journey
"Never conform to the social norms because outstanding people have their own paths."
"Over the course of the last 5 years, [I have been exposed] to so many different industries and [I have] built a unique skillset. I am confident that I will be able to positively contribute to any team I will have the pleasure of being a part of."
"In the future, I want to help scale a start-up that combats issues surrounding healthcare, education, or climate change."
"I got involved in Muay Thai in my first year as a way of de-stressing from my academics! I believe that it's important to have an outlet when school or work can get stressful."
"The most valuable lesson I have learned is the value in understanding yourself."
"Although I am still a big advocate of planning for your future, I now see my pathway as being more flexible and am in the process of preparing myself for whatever my future will hold."
"I now do not treat anything as a burden, but an opportunity that can lead to something special, which by nature, improves my performance and motivates me to do better."