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Professor Sheldon Weatherstone

Humans of Telfer - Sheldon Weatherstone

“Find something that you’re really passionate about. Your biggest value can be maximized when you really love the job you do. Be true to yourself and be honest to yourself. Consider what you really want to do instead of listening to what others say Never be afraid of making mistakes. You are still young and can still experience different things. Yet I want you to plan your career right now because I don’t want you to have regrets in the middle of your career.” Read more ›


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Finding your way: the benefit of self-reflection

What was the last time you purposely took ten minutes in a day to think about, not what you are currently doing, what will make you rich quicker or what clothes you are buying next, but about what you like, are passionate about, and will make you happy? (And those times when you see a successful person on Instagram and suddenly question your life don’t count). Read more ›


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Second Year Syndrome: Why the Grass is Indeed Greener

Hello, and welcome. I am in the midst of finals right now and I realized I am experiencing a pretty heavy case of Second Year Syndrome. It is defined as “disillusionment with university in second year”, since first year excitement has worn off, and the end is still pretty far. Well, while this may be a popular sickness amongst students, I am here to save the day. In this piece, I will be sharing my lessons from getting through half of my degree, some advice and overall tips (that will be hopefully be helpful). [Obviously, this is all from my personal experience and is highly subjective, so if you do not agree with something or it does not apply to you, that is perfectly fine.] Read more ›

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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5 Tips To Help You Survive Finals

It’s that time of the year again… That’s right – Exam season! Exams are creeping in and you’re trying to cram every bit of studying you can get done in a limited amount of time. Studying for exams can be stressful and overwhelming and it’s not always fun for everyone. However, having great study habits and being prepared will help you get through your exams. Thus, here are my top five exam tips on how you can study and prepare for exams. Read more ›


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Getting Involved: How and Why

Hello, your friendly university writer is back. This time, we will be discussing getting involved in school. Believe it or not, there are the right and wrong ways of doing it. This article was inspired by Rebecca McCormick, who was my amazing mentor in first year. Read more ›

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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4 Tips for Ending a Conversation Gracefully

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a conversation, without knowing how to make your exit? Read more ›


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How to Cope with Stress

By the end of the academic year, students are facing many challenges, including studying for final exams, doing research projects and having to look for a summer job. As students expend a lot of energy and resources to perform, they start to experience stress. In order to manage stress better, it is important to first recognize the different signs of stress and take on good habits to alleviate it.   Read more ›


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 ›