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Imad-Eddine Ouryemchi in front of parliament

Humans of Telfer - Imad-Eddine

“After 3 years of studying in my native country, I realized that I needed a school that could do justice to my ambitious aspirations. I had the chance to hear about Telfer through a friend, and I applied and got accepted! Initially enrolled in the Marketing option, I quickly changed my mind once I saw that the Finance program was a lot more appealing to me. The well-equipped Finance Lab also won me over!” Read more ›

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Ram Kumar

Humans of Telfer - Ram

“I first became interested in Telfer Capital Fund (TCF) when I attended a workshop on financial modelling. I really enjoyed that workshop and applied the following year to be part of the program. Ever since, TCF has been a great learning experience. It has helped me learn about the different career paths that I could pursue as a finance student. Now, as a portfolio manager co-leader, I have been able to meet with CEOs and connect with key individuals within Telfer. I encourage all of those who are passionate, optimistic and ambitious to apply. In TCF, it’s not only about how smart you are, it’s about whether you’re willing to put in the time and have the right attitude.” Read more ›

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Karl Ndabihore

Humans of Telfer - Karl

“I came to Telfer to pursue my dream of becoming a professional accountant. It’s through the tools offered at the school that I was able to secure a job at BMO and find a balance between work and classes. Studying at Telfer was the best decision of my life and I would do it all over again!” Read more ›

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Humans of Telfer - Jessica

"I’m new to campus and have enjoyed learning about what the Telfer School has to offer and am happy to be getting to know the students. As a recruiter for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, I want to let students know that the CPA designation is not just about auditing or tax work. It has so much more to offer and certainly doesn’t limit you to positions in accounting firms. CPAs can work at any company anywhere in the world. If you see me on campus, don’t hesitate to say hello or ask any questions you may have!" Read more ›

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Humans of Telfer - Sonia

“I dove right into Telfer student life and haven’t looked back! Getting involved means meeting entrepreneurial students and interesting professionals. It has also shaped my perception of the business community in Ottawa. And being active in Telfer has given me hands-on skills that students can’t always learn in a classroom. Being involved really rounds out your education. Jump into clubs to get your feet wet and find out what your calling is!” Read more ›

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Humans of Telfer - Marc

“Talk with confidence. People will memorize 55% of your body language, 38% of your intonation and only 7% of your words. Focus on your attitude. Without the right attitude, your aptitude will hardly bring you to a new altitude. Try to learn as much as possible in class, but don’t be nervous for the exam if you’re well prepared. The university is here to help you achieve your goal.” Read more ›

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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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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 ›

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Humans of Telfer - Stephanie

"When I had the opportunity to become one of the Co-President’s of the Telfer Human Resources Association, it was an easy decision for me to accept. In my third year of university, any opportunity I had that I initially thought “no, I can’t do that”, I pushed myself to say YES to instead. Doing this with HRA was definitely worth it. Pushing myself outside of my comfort zone is the best thing I’ve ever done! The knowledge I’ve gained from working with other intelligent and passionate individuals, as well as the confidence I now have from connecting with and speaking in front of colleagues and professionals is invaluable. Discovering how great my interest in HR is was a bonus as well!" Read more ›

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Humans of Telfer - Polly

"The inspiration to create WMN came from joining the women's network at American Express when I worked there this summer. They are one of the top employers in Canada for Diversity Management, and won the award several times because they have so many networks; millennials network, remote workers network, women’s network; the list goes on. I joined their Women’s Interest Network, WIN. The interest came when I went to their roundtable series. Led by 3 VPs, a group of 20 women of all ages and seniorities had the opportunity to have a conversation. I have never found such an authentic and genuine community of people who were willing to share their vulnerabilities and hard life lessons. I was so inspired that I immediately sent an email off to the Relationship Managers at the Career Centre. Once I started it, it wasn't just me but every person I talked to opened another door for me and it blossomed from there. It is so empowering to be in an environment where you see women leading at the front lines and supporting each other. If you're passionate about something, it grows."  Read more ›

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