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Lisa Francis-Jennings

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1981 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from: Accounting

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Owner, StratAffect
  • Leadership Programme Partner, Odgers Berndtson Luxembourg
  • Manager of client services
  • Training & development design & implementation, organisational change, leadership assessment & development

In the Media

“Financial courses will be useful no matter what you end up doing in the future. It is a great base for most careers and critical if you ever plan to start your own business.”

Ibraheem Aziz

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Innis College

Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

” Work hard and trust the process. Don’t be afraid to try new things, and believe in your own abilities to excel. It won’t always be an easy ride, but if you cultivate a strong work ethic, it will support your academic, professional, and personal development. “

Linson Lin

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2019 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Sr. Analyst Intern, Finance & Operation, CPP Investment Board, CPA Rotational Program, Toronto: May 2018-August 2018
  • Accounting Clerk, Modern Family Realtor, Toronto: Jun 2016-April 2018

“Not just get prepared, but get prepared early

Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself

Expand your network and participate in as many events as possible

Be open-minded and flexible

Chen Zhou

Chen Zhou

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2013 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Internship at Ernst & Young, China International Capital Corporation (CICC)
  • Teaching Assistant positions
Further Education

  • MIT, Master of Science, 2019
  • Tsinghua University, MBA, 2019
Career Accomplishments

  • PRESTO, a division of Metrolinx

 

Amy Chen

Amy Chen

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 2011 Innis College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Summer intern, Big Four accounting firm
Outside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Technical consultant in accounting and finance

“Be involved, meet people, have fun! Undergrad is a time to take good risks – explore what you like and don’t like. Don’t be afraid to work hard to do the things you want to do!

 

Charles Freedman

Charles Freedman

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1963 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, MIT
  • MA, Oxford University
  • HBA, Oxford University
Career Description

  • Faculty member, Economics Department, University of Minnesota, 1969-74
  • Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, 1974-2003
  • Consultant to central banks, primarily via the I.M.F., 2003-14
“Take your studies seriously but also get involved in interesting extracurricular activities.”

 

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1984 University College
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Certificate in Project Management, McMaster University
Career Description

  • Banking in Schedule II banks (Chemical Bank Canada, Daiwa Bank Canada) and at Scotiabank for over 20 years.

“Know what career you really want–you can’t aim at a target you can’t see!

Get involved in campus clubs–looks great on a resume, plus starts to develop connections.

Get involved in mentoring–it’s a very valuable experience.”

 

mark bonham

Mark Bonham

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1982 University College
Inside the Classroom

  • Accounting, Business, Economics, Business History, Capital Markets Theory
Outside the Classroom

  • Campaign manager, UC Lit President
  • Fraternity member
Further Education

Career Description

  • Investment management, insurance industry (Canada Life Assurance Company)
  • Founder of two of Canada’s largest mutual fund companies
  • Extensive philanthropic work in education, health and arts
  • Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
In the Media

“Life is short, start working on your dream projects now.”

“Keep a daily diary.”

Lawrence Lee

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1982 University College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MBA, Master of Corporate Governance and Directorship
Career Description

  • Professional accountant for over 30 years
“Enjoy your study and life as student, explore your interests while you still have time. Once you step into your career and the business world life becomes complicated.”