WIF's fall 2020 blog series focuses on the theme: Developing Your Characteristics. Each blog expands on one characteristic WIF believes is important to build and maintain throughout one's career. Read about how each individual demonstrates each attribute, how they incorporate it at school and work, and tips to help you take the next step in building your characteristic.
Dealing with Hardship
Anran is a University of Waterloo alumna who is currently working at TD Securities in investment banking. Read about her experiences and her tips on how she developed resilience in hardship.
“Don’t be scared to use a co-op term to try something new. That’s why you have four terms and not one.”
Build the Confidence
Zehanna finished her third year in the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo and is currently doing her third co-op in private equity at PSP Investments. Hear about her journey and tips to building confidence.
“There’s definitely going to be a lot of times where you try very hard and you face rejection. By having that confidence, you’ll be motivated to keep trying.”
Implement Self Regulation
Anna finished her third year in the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo and is currently doing her third co-op in investment banking at CIBC. Read more on how Anna implements self regulation at school and at work.
“All these experiences, no matter how hard they are, build a part of your character and are there to help you in the end."
Find the Courage
Qhalisa is an alumna of the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo and is working as an analyst at Amplify Capital. Qhalisa shares her experiences at university and work and how she demonstrates courage throughout her career.
“I think having the courage to explore different options is necessary because it helps us recognize where we want to go, what we love to do, and what we can see ourselves doing in the long term.”