AFM student wins distinguished award!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

by Carrie Gilmour, recruitment assistant and webmaster

Xuan (Annie) Chen, a 4th year graduate Annie Chenof the Accounting and Financial Management program, is the recipient of the 2015 Departmental Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement.

The award is honoured to students who maintain a high average on the Dean’s Honour Roll list for the duration of their undergraduate academic career. They receive a signed certificate by the Dean and the Department Head, as well as a gift certificate to Retail Services.

The SAF had the opportunity to celebrate Annie’s success and asked her a few questions at the pre-convocation breakfast, held on The University Club patio.

Q: Describe your experience in the AFM program

A: Really long! I learned a lot over the years, not just academically but in life as well, and I’ve met so many people and made friends. It’s been a very rewarding experience.

Q: Name a highlight of your education

A: Convocation! Graduating after all these years. I’m very excited to graduate today!

Q: How has co-op given you an advantage in the workforce?

A: Having that experience before going into work full time gives you more confidence; knowing what to expect in a job (from your employer). Co-op compliments the learning we receive in class. That is one of the reason I chose this program and I’m happy I did.

Q: What does the departmental award mean to you?

A: My hard work has paid off. I’m pleased I could keep up my work ethic for four years. I’m happy my hard work shows.

Q: What are your immediate and long term career plans?

A: For my immediate career plans, I will be returning to Deloitte in the Audit sector. For long term, I might go into industry for financial reporting, or switch into taxation at Deloitte or pursue a PhD. I have lots of plans!

The School of Accounting and Finance wishes Annie all the best in the future!

By: Carrie Gilmour