Hi, I’m Lisa, a third-year AFM student. During my time at Waterloo, I’ve been very lucky to have plenty of personal, professional, and academic opportunities for learning and growth.
During my time, I’ve also learned the importance of connections. Before I started my university studies, I didn’t fully understand the impact and advantage of building connections. Being in a co-op program, SAF students are very lucky to have amazing job opportunities, but it’s also important to know when and what networking events to attend, how to create a strong résumé and more – and that’s just from a professional perspective!
I’ve picked up many of these tips and tricks from my own mentors, mostly upper-year AFM students, and as a mentor, I have been able to share these with my mentees. While my mentors haven’t had the exact experiences I have, they have been in my shoes, and they can share how they approached and managed the challenges they had to faced.
I wanted to leave you with a few tips, and then hopefully you can share them with others!
- Every Waterloo student is assigned an email address, however, you can also create a ‘friendly’ email address. This is a quick way to get a great professional email address!
- You can view the list of all the courses available for the current and upcoming terms, and review the course descriptions. This is super helpful when picking electives!
- The best place to find out what textbooks you need is the myBookLook feature offered by the WStore. Trying to save money on textbooks? You can always try Feds Used Books as an alternative!