Posts for Future graduate students

What makes a good leader so unique?

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Hi everyone, my name is Sam and I’m a student at The Woodlands Secondary School. I’m so honored to have been selected as a delegate to advance to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) for the Leadership Development Academy (LDA). The ICDC LDA is one week event where students get the opportunity to develop their leadership skills at an international level.

Virtual Learning Made Fun!

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Going into the DECA Leadership Development Academy (LDA) Conference in my first year with DECA, I didn’t know what to expect. With the shift to online learning, I am going to be honest; I didn’t expect anything more than another Zoom meeting, which because of the pandemic, I've gotten very used to and tired of. But I was so surprised by the wealth of information that I was able to gather from all the presenters.

From Solving Puzzles to Viewing Different Career Pathways

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The DECA Leadership Development Academy (LDA) was an amazing experience where I was put on a path to increase my knowledge about what it means to be a leader while being able to communicate to my peers and make new friends.

How to achieve success, through hard times!

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DECA LDA inspired me to believe in myself

Hello everyone, my name is Lochan and my blog is about the DECA LDA conference run by the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF). Firstly, I would like to give a big thanks to DECA for accepting me into this program with open arms.

I would like to start by explaining the events that led me to the LDA.

Impact, Influence, and Inspiration!

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Hi everyone! My name is Inayat, and as a first-year DECA student at North Park Secondary School, I decided to take part in the DECA LDA Conference earlier this year! This conference was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever taken part in, as I was able to learn so much about not only leadership, but business in general.

My learning experience at DECA LDA

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“While I am stuck in isolation,

Keeping my distance and staying away,

Two things brightened my pandemic stay:

One was my XBOX Madden NFL gameplay and the other,

The fantastic learning through DECA!!”

One Team One Dream – CFA Ethics Challenge

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The importance of teamwork in a virtual setting

The CFA Society Ethics Challenge was a commitment over the course of several months, starting in late 2020 and carrying on into May 2021. The various rounds involved preparing for case studies, writing reports, creating presentations, and ensuring we were performing to the best of our abilities in order to succeed.

Finishing first in the Achieve Case Competition

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Today’s accounting and finance professionals face many adverse challenges, now more than ever. Attending and competing in the 2021 Achieve Case Competition while representing the University of Waterloo and the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) was not only a great learning experience but also a time to showcase courage in redefining the future and overcoming challenges. 

How We Made it to the Global Finals

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After five rounds of elimination, our CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC) team moved on to the Global Finals, making us the only 3-person team and the third Canadian team in history to make it to the top 5 worldwide.

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