September 2021

An interview with John Neppl

Jeffrey Q.

What the CFO of Bunge Ltd., an industry leader in agribusiness, has to say

Interview with Marissa Poole

Evelyn K.

An insightful conversation with Marissa Poole, the US General Manager at Sanofi Genzyme

Co-Chair of the Accounting & Finance Orientation Week (AFOW) Committee reflects on this year’s impact

Darshan S., AFM

What it was like being a part of a collaborative committee that helped 350 first-year students transition to university this fall  

5 Tips I Would Give My First-Year Self

an image of three students sitting undera tree and chatting

I just entered my fourth year here at the University of Waterloo, and it’s got me reflecting on my time as a first-year student. I’ve learned a ton about being a university student over the past few years, and I wish I could go back to my seventeen-year-old self and give him so much advice.

Tips and Advice for Prospective University Students

A photo of students on campus in fall term

A current UWaterloo student offers tips for finishing high school strong and getting ready for university

 Hi! I’m Matt, and I have just entered my fourth year of the Honours Arts and Business program here at the University of Waterloo. I have worked at the School of Accounting and Finance in previous co-op terms, and have recently returned as a part-time employee. I wanted to take this opportunity to offer some tips for surviving the university application process.

Choosing the Right University Program for You

Pathway within UWaterloo campus during fall season

With so many choices, how do you know which program is the right one?

Hi! My name is Matthew, and I’m an upper-year student in the Honours Arts and Business program at the University of Waterloo. I have worked in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) as the Marketing and Recruitment Associate in my previous co-op work terms and have recently returned as a part-time employee. I recently wrote a blog that provided some tips about applying to university, but I wanted to expand on that and talk about how you can choose the right university and program for you. 

Three things I wish I knew as a first-year student

Ryan Trainor

As a third-year student, here are three things I wish I knew during my first year

Making the Best Out of the Pandemic

Anika, Isabel and Arushi

The upside was that I could compete in competitions that are now virtual and make meaningful connections with other students

At the start of the global pandemic, I pictured months filled with monotony and boredom, since the most enjoyable part of being in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program was missing – connections in person with other people. Fortunately, the reality was very far from my pessimistic expectation.

Get To Know: David Ha (MAcc ’09), Professor and MAcc Co-Director

David Ha, holding Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

With the start of the fall term, our community is getting ready to return to campus, and so it is a great time to be introduced (or re-introduced) to some of our faculty and staff. Candid, enlightening, serious, and not-so-serious, our Q&A series allows the personalities of the faculty and staff members who make up the School of Accounting and Finance community to shine.

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