Posts for Future students

My experience as a peer mentor

zaineb

Being a peer mentor over the last few weeks has been an enriching and rewarding experience. It felt incredible to be able to help kids who are in the same position I was exactly a year ago. Over the last few weeks, my students learned about university expectations, resources, and tips/tricks to doing well in AFM.

Young Tax Professionals - Student Experience

For as long as I can remember, just hearing the word “tax” makes many people anxious, frustrated and immediately want to change topics. It wasn’t until my experience with taking my first tax course and being part of the YTP that made me look at the monstrous Income Tax Act as an exciting opportunity.

Logistics Team NYC 2020

Logistics team

Hello Fellow Students!

We are the logistics team reporting from our virtual International Study Trip course classroom. Our team, consisting of Cedric, Dawson, Matthew, and Michael, has been working extremely hard to make sure the organization of our virtual trip goes smoothly and seamlessly.

Understanding the bigger picture: Debunking myths about the world of taxation

Isabelzhu

Hi, I’m Isabel, it’s nice to meet you! I’m a fourth-year student studying Biotechnology and Chartered Professional Accountancy. I value understanding the world around me and learning from people of different work/educational backgrounds, hence my choice in pursuing this program!

Adventures with the Corporate Relations Team

cr team

Hello Everyone!

            Coming to you from our virtual International Study Trip course classroom, we are the Corporate Relations Team: Owen, Roseline, Jack and Kaif. Today we will be sharing our insight into a behind the scenes experience for the International Study opportunity to NYC.

CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC)

Mitchell H. at the CFA IRC competition

Reprinted from LinkedIn with permission

My Journey to the CFA Research Challenge Big Stage

Meeting and interviewing industry professionals

iris

After meeting Minghao Ji, from Bain & Company, at the UWMCC competition, I asked him if he would like to be a speaker at our class during a virtual coffee chat. Not only did he agree, but he also brought a private equity partner, Andrew Edwards, and a Waterloo alumnus, Cameron Capel, to help maximize our learning experience. This opportunity became a truly amazing interview.

Why pivoting during covid-19 is important for businesses

Iris G, AFM student

We proactively responded to the COVID-19 crisis by pivoting and seeking global opportunities, which was a huge success with so many organizations from diverse industries agreeing to meet with our International Study group.

We’re Young, We’re in Tax, and We’re Professionals

Deborah SAF student

Isolated cubicles and endless hours of routine number crunching – that’s the impression many people have of what working in tax entails. Through the Young Tax Professionals program, I learned how the profession continues to evolve with emerging technology and changing laws. What became crystal clear to me was that the opportunities in tax are truly endless and are not one-size-fits-all.

Learning from John Nicola, CEO of Nicola Wealth

Anna S. SAF Student

I had the opportunity to lead our meeting with John Nicola, the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Nicola Wealth. With a background like no other, I found his insights, as well as the delivery of those insights to be extremely unique.

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