How the Fellowship Program has Impacted my Learning and Future Career Goals

Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty

As a student in the Fellowship Program, my future is so clear that I can see it from 100 miles away. Did I get you? Did you believe that?

Okay I didn’t think so. The future is always filled with uncertainty and unanswered questions, but that’s the exciting part of the journey! I don’t have a clear outline for my future career, but this unknown gives me the freedom to seize any opportunities that come my way.

Sherry SAF studentThe Fellowship Program is one of the many opportunities in AFM that has inspired my future pathway. I’ve been lucky enough to make lifelong friends in the program while also connecting with successful Alumni from the University of Waterloo. My Honouree is one of the influences that has helped to shape my academic and career goals. After graduating with his MAcc and achieving his CPA designation, my honouree attended law school at the University of Hong Kong and achieved his Master of Laws at Harvard. He now practices as a barrister in Hong Kong. I know what you’re probably thinking because I thought the same thing: “Wow”. His background of experience, learning, and travelling blew me away. My Honouree’s pathway has inspired me to try new things and gain new experiences to discover my future career goals.

Although my future may be uncertain right now, I’ve learned that if I’m willing to leave my comfort zone and try new things, I can leverage the experience I gain to learn about my passions. I’ve discovered through my Honouree that learning and growing never stops, and this means that uncertainty will continue to be prominent in my future. Everybody has different experiences on their career paths, and the Fellowship Program has allowed me to meet amazing people to learn from. Talking to various alumni has shown me that there is no single path to success. Although the future is uncertain, the Fellowship Program has allowed me to learn from other people who have been in the same position as I’m in now.

Nothing is ever set-in stone, and my Honoree’s long list of achievements shows how learning and growing never stops. I can’t see my future from 100 miles away, but I can begin building a pathway by seizing opportunities, building relationships, and learning from others.

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