Why I knew UWaterloo and SAF was the right fit for me

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How a rainy day changed my life

Hi, I’m Alex, and I am a student in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program at the University of Waterloo. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, working on financial models, and walking my 10-year-old Bichon-Shih Tzu Ozzy (who can be seen in the photo below, proudly sporting his Waterloo bandana).

What I would tell my first-year self

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As I come close to entering my final year at the University of Waterloo, I reflect and realize that there are many things I have learned not only about accounting and finance, but myself.

Three pieces of advice for my first-year self

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Hello, I’m Sarah, a second-year student in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program at the University of Waterloo! First year was quite the experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nonetheless it was so much fun! If I could go back and give my first-year self some advice, here’s what I would say:

How Waterloo Ready helped me succeed in first year

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Hi! My name is Aline, and I am a second-year student in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program.

I still remember being extremely excited but at the same time extremely nervous for my first year of university. Before classes started, I set up my account on the school’s website and found out about Waterloo Ready.

Placing Third at a National Stock-Pitch Competition

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Reaching top three and learning from others along the way

Meet Janagan R.| Business Owner & Full-Time AFM Student

Janagan

This fourth-year University of Waterloo student has a passion for helping brands scale.

Work-life balance is no easy feat. Throw a full course load and a thriving business into the mix, and the equation gets even more complicated.

Why I decided to pursue a PhD in Accounting at UWaterloo

Jonathan Y., PhD in Accounting student

The key is to know what the right fit is for you

Waterloo Ready - Beyond the summer and into first year

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It's pretty clear what we in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) Outreach & Ambassador Program (SOAP) and all of the SAF mentors would recommend to incoming students: get involved with the School’s activities!

Adjusting to university life through Waterloo Ready

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Navigating the nline learning environment with help from upper-year students

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