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Humans of Telfer - Josh

"My dream job is somewhere in the world of quantitative finance. While still unsure of the exact career I want, I know I am on the right path and it has started with Telfer. The University of Ottawa has given me countless experiences to learn both inside and out of the classroom. It has been through courses like Finance Theory, Stats, IT, BA, and Macro, that have allowed me to piece together my passions of investing, the economy and quantitative methods. I also could not have come to this realization without the help of some incredibly talented people and mentors in my life – such as my Business Analytics professor, Jonathan Li, who has been an invaluable insight into this career path. For this, I thank him and all the others from Telfer who have helped me figure out my ambitions." Read more ›


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How To Prepare For Your Midterms

Many students have a hard time applying what they have learned when writing their exams. To help you achieve good marks, I’ll share some tips that can boost your chances of success. Read more ›

My Improvised Job Interview

Did you ever go to an interview without being prepared? Well, I did and believe me, I really didn’t expect things to turn out this way. Read more ›


Humans of Telfer - Amanda

“As manager of the Career Centre, I make sure that everything is ready to go for all the activities that we have going on, whether it is for a networking event or workshop. I also run the ambassador program, making sure the ambassadors have the resources to do what they need to do. In addition, my role consists of checking in with employers for upcoming activities and meeting with them when they are on campus. My role also allows me to be creative, to build strategies and plans, and seeing that my background is in marketing, it’s a great fit. Read more ›


3 Tips on Reducing Stress

Planning what you need to accomplish in a day during the night before can help you to put into perspective what you need to get done throughout the day. By planning a manageable amount of work to do, this will help you to relax, having a plan of what you will accomplish the following day. Doing this will help you to hit the ground running for the following day. Read more ›


How Working at McDonald's Prepared me for the “Real World”

Let’s start with a small introduction. Hello and welcome, I’m Sonya, and I am a second year marketing student here at Telfer. I volunteer as an ambassador for the Career Centre, I am the Marketing Outreach Director for WMN - a new student-run initiative at Telfer, and I work for seoplus+, a digital marketing agency. Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Tahir

"It has been a great pleasure serving as the Telfer School of Management’s Student Council President this year. From the various opportunities and challenges I faced over the course of this year, I’ve learned important lessons and developed key skills I plan to bring into the business world. Being a student at Telfer has grown me into a man that adapts and is ready to take on the challenges ahead in life." Read more ›

Three Things I Learned from Working Full-Time for 8 Months

In April 2017, I received an offer of full-time employment with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) from May 1st to December 29, 2017. The Department is responsible for managing Canada’s oceans, fishing grounds, and freshwater resources, in addition to safeguarding its waters through the Canadian Coast Guard. Read more ›

How to build and maintain your network after an event

As Telfer students, we spend a good amount of time preparing for and attending networking events. But how much time do we spend after the event maintaining our network? The truth is, follow-ups after a networking event are often forgotten, even though they are also important! Read more ›

Humans of Telfer - Djamila

"I’m an international student, and my arrival in Canada was a big challenge. Fortunately, I made the right choice by choosing the University of Ottawa. It offers many resources to help us throughout our studies and even after graduation. For example, Career Centre advisors helped me polish my resumé and improve my interview skills. This was very useful because I got internships as a CO-OP student. Read more ›