Student Experience

Hi! My name is Bianca and I just completed my 4B term in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program. Since spring 2020, I have been involved with the School of Accounting and Finance’s (SAF) Non-Profit Organization Consulting (NPOC) group where I work on multiple client projects helping non-profit organizations (NPOs) develop and grow their organizations. I have also been able to create learning tools, such as blog articles, to answer some common accounting and business related questions from start-up NPOs.

The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) interviewed members of Waterloo's student initiative, Women in Finance (WIF), to learn more about the work they do, the services they offer, and the successful impact they have on students. SAF met with Queena and Puneet, the group’s co-heads, Momna and Caddie, branding executives, Claire, Ramneek and Sandra, communications executives, Megan, outreach executive, and Maryam, logistics executive.

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).

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.

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:

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.

Challenge your financial literacy skills this winter

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Hello! My name is Kelly and I am currently helping the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) run its semi-annual Financial Literacy Competition (FLC) targeted towards high school students. This year, the FLC is happening on December 8 and 9.

Time management is crucial in achieving a work-life balance!

Jolie, AFM student
Hi everyone! I’m Jolie, a 3A student in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program at the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF). University life is certainly busy, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have any spare time to do other important things, for example, reflect on ourselves!

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

Jonathan Y., PhD in Accounting student
When I was in business school, most of my friends were focused on working at an accounting firm. Wearing suits and working downtown sounded attractive but I always felt that a professional career in accounting was not the right fit for me.