A social venture to educate and empower young women, First Letter International

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Since a young age, my parents instilled in me and my siblings the importance of giving back to our communities to create a positive impact in whatever way possible. From a young age, I remember joining my brother and father in various random acts of kindness by offering food to the homeless in underprivileged neighbourhoods in Pakistan. These acts of kindness remained important to us as we all grew older and busier with our lives.

More than just a competition

dhanusha

One of the main reasons we won the CFA Ethics Local Challenge is because of the support received from the SAF Faculty.

How the Fellowship Program has broadened my perspective

Mahek

In my first term, it has already given me many opportunities to meet industry professionals and attend a variety of workshops and events.

A Virtual Fellowship Program

Rebekah

Once I attended UW, I was then offered the opportunity to join the Fellowship program. At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but today I can proudly say I have not regretted signing up for the program once.

How the Fellowship Program has empowered me to give back

Valerie

The Fellowship program is amazing in that it provides you with the ability to connect with like-minded individuals who are both friendly and supportive.

Balancing school, co-op and a virtual case competition

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The competition day was super quick – we delivered a 10-minute presentation which was followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. A lot of preparation culminated in only 20 minutes of time! Personally, this was the first time I participated in a completely virtual competition and as a result, I had to adjust to working remotely.

An inside look at being a SAF student within the UWaterloo community

Nicholas

Advice for grade 12 students who are nervous about starting university.

First place at the CFA Institute Research Challenge Ontario Finals!

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On February 18th, three students representing the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) competed at the 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC) Ontario Finals. Led by Faculty Advisor, Steve Balaban, student team members Brendan, Anna, Noah - all upper-year Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) students - competed against teams from Brock University, Carleton University, and York University and won first place!

Making real contributions to early business objectives through the BETS program

Edmond H. Math/CPA student

At first, I was scared of entering my first ever co-op because I had no real work-experience prior, however, the BETS program really came in clutch and helped me enter my first co-op placement extremely prepared.

Insider Look at Being a SAF Student

vishnu

I’m what you call a battle-tested, seasoned veteran. No, not because I’m an Ace Pilot who has an airport named after me, but because I’ve been in your shoes, breaking a nervous sweat while wondering what life would be like past high school. (Spoiler: It’s pretty sweet!)