I want to begin by saying that the person I am today is very different from the person I was back in first year. Everyone grows throughout their time at university in one way or another but my growth is radical in one specific area – NETWORKING!
Continue reading “Sprinting toward success”
I’m supposed to talk to you about transition. You know, I actually chose this topic. I am living it as I type, but as I sit here I still feel woefully unqualified. And I’ve discovered a problem: there really is no secret. What I know, you probably already know.
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It’s hard not to get even a little bit sentimental, taking bold strides up the four steps towards the Chancellor. One foot after the other. Mentally repeating ‘don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.’ To think that four years of studies have cumulated to this very moment. Behind me, a roar of applause from the crowd gathered in Convocation Hall. I turn around, smile, and give a brief wave to my friends and peers who have traded their usual jeans and t-shirts for black gowns and coloured hoods. It’s surreal that all my hard work led to this point. Continue reading “Convocation: an introspective”
April showers bring May flowers.
Undoubtedly, the showers of last-minute revision will reap blossoms of success during your final exams. This is the time to gain momentum for one last effort where it is high stakes and you’re all in.
Continue reading “Healthy body = healthy mind”
Since spring is around the corner, I thought it would be best to discuss new ideas – particularly those in entrepreneurship and innovation.
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Can you believe it’s February already?
As my eighth grade English teacher used to say, Chop, chop! Time to move. We need to beat those winter blues away and run deep into our objectives.
With midterm season approaching and jobs opening up, the start of the year is one of the most crucial times to set oneself up for success.
Continue reading “Heads up, gear up”
Happy New Year!
With the start of 2018 and a fresh outlook on a new semester, let’s change things up a bit and talk about exploration. As important as it is to focus up on upcoming courses and market opportunities, it is equally important to take new risks and challenges to go out and explore what’s out there. That is, doing something besides just studying or working.
Continue reading “A toast to new endeavours!”
For those unfamiliar with the term, Fintech is the new age combination of two fields – Finance and Technology – to create sustainable products in the finance sector.
One popular example is of Bitcoin, whose market value five years ago was $0.30 per piece, rising to $700 last year, and is currently at approx. $11,000 apiece today.
What is it about such products that is causing a ruckus? Is it a bubble, a fad, or a step towards the future? Since we live in a major financial hub of the world, I would like to use this opportunity to discuss the nature of Toronto’s financial landscape as you will inevitably have a role to play in the future.
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