Student Opportunities

Student Clubs and Organizations

As a part of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Arts, School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students are welcome in university-, faculty-, and school-wide clubs and organizations.

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SAF Student Clubs and Organizations:

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Student groups across campus:

See the full list of Waterloo Student Clubs.

Student Programs

At SAF we believe in learning through experience as much as possible. Between participating in competitions, managing investment portfolios, travelling the world, and learning from peer mentors, there is so much to do beyond the classroom!

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SAF students participate in competitions like the CFA Institute Research Challenge each year, and have taken home numerous championships at the local, provincial, and national level.

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The Student Investment Fund and Student Venture Fund

The Student Investment Fund and Student Venture Fund are portfolios managed by students, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge in real time.

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International Study Course

Students taking the International Study Course travel to business centres across the globe, meeting and learning directly from executives in international organizations.

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Fellowship Program and Academia Mentorship Program

The Fellowship Program connects SAF students with alumni, building network through a four-year relationship.

Through the Academia Mentorship Program, students interested in a PhD can connect with a mentor and attend tailored research workshops.