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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 ›

Getting One Step Closer to Success

So what does leadership mean to you? Is it merely people with great management skills along with specific traits?  This is a broad question, since everyone has their own definition of a leader. I’d like to give you some of my personal insights and advice for developing YOUR leadership skills. Read more ›


What is the Women in Management Network (WMN)?

Easy! It's Telfer's new student-run initiative that was founded by 4th Year International Management student Polly Leung. What is it actually? I'm here to tell you more! Read more ›

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 ›


How to follow through on your new year’s resolutions

Without noticing, the first month of 2018 is rapidly flying by us! Now, reflecting back on your overall performance in the past year, my question to you is: how well were you able to stick to the goals you had at the start of 2017? My guess is--not so well. This is why I want to share with you some strategies to help you accomplish more than you can imagine this year! Read more ›

Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program and Telfer Capital Fund

Ever wonder what happens in the finance lab at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday?  Welcome to the Telfer Capital Markets Mentorship Program (CMMP) and Telfer Capital Fund (TCF), a program that pushes you to learn. Read more ›


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 ›


3 tips for making the most of Telfer Networks

The countdown is on! Next Thursday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telfer’s largest networking event, Telfer Networks, will be back for all Telfer undergraduate students! Read more ›