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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 ›


Telfer Star

Who is YOUR #TelferStar?

In life, it is important to show our gratitude towards others. Although that sounds like common sense, it is not always easy to express our appreciation. We will often assume that people either get thanks from other people, or that they already know how thankful we are for them. We are usually wrong on both counts. Read more ›


The Handshake: 3 DO’s and 3 DON’Ts

Ideally, when meeting someone for the first time, we shake the each other’s hand. A great handshake is critical for a great first impression. While an average handshake doesn’t stick in our mind, a bad handshake unfortunately does. Read more ›

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 ›