Posts for the Topic Student Experience

The key to making new friends in first year

Agraj standing with his new friends on campus

You know that feeling you get when you’re about to embark on a new journey and you’re super nervous? That voice in the back of your head is telling you that something will go wrong?

5 things I learned last term at the University of Waterloo

Rachel posed in front of cherry blossom trees

This summer was my first time experiencing university in person. Along with the adjustment period, I feel like I learned a lot about student life, how to study effectively, and the importance of balance.

A not-so-typical day in the life of a second year AFM student

Merry sitting on bench

Join me as I run from the Optometry building to Renison University College in 10 minutes. Let this be a cautionary tale to not bite off more than you can chew.

My go-to questions to ask SAF alumni

Joshua standing in front of skyline

Through many events and one-on-one conversations, I have been able to meet several alumni to pick their brains about their former experiences.

The differences between university and high school, and how to make the transition easier!

Tianna at high school graduation

The transition from high school to university is a big one, mainly because of the vast differences between the two. Below are some key differences to watch out for!

Key advice I learned at the Women in Accounting and Finance 10th Anniversary event

Headshot of Gurkomal

Gurkomal, a second-year Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student, had the opportunity to attend the Women in Accounting and Finance 10th Anniversary event and connect with speakers who offered her motivating advice as successful women leaders. This networking event was the most inspiring one she’s attended yet.

How to make networking fun

Hersh

Networking can be a scary experience, and you might be putting a lot of pressure on yourself because you think you need it to find a job or to advance your career. The truth is you can approach networking in a fun and lighthearted way to get the most out of it. Here are my three tips that I found made networking more enjoyable:

Networking for newbies

Jessica

Networking can seem scary, especially since we can’t hide behind our screens anymore. Online or not, networking can be made easy with a little preparation. Here are my top four tips and tricks for making long-lasting connections when networking!   

Exciting first days at the University of Waterloo

Jaiden outside

As soon as I accepted my offer for the Sustainability and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo, I realized that I had one more big choice to make. 

Since I live in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, it made sense to stay at home (after all, I had my whole room set up just the way I like it, and the pandemic meant that my couch and I were very good friends). 

First-year student thoughts: I’m ready for the challenge

Tianna (in the middle) with her friends

September is a month of change and new beginnings where students across the world commence a new chapter of their life together at their respective universities. As Warriors, we are lucky enough to call the University of Waterloo our home. Specifically, as an Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student, I get to call the School of Accounting and Finance my home.

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