Area of Study:
Accounting & Finance
Victoria, BC, Canada
Why did you choose your major?
Coming into St. Scholastica I didn't know exactly what I wanted to major in. After taking some general business classes and with the help of my advisor, I was able to make my decision on a major. Looking back, I am extremely happy with my decision.
Do you do extracurricular activities; if so, why?
I play defense for the St. Scholastica Saints men's ice hockey team. I have played hockey since I was three years old, and coming to St. Scholastica has allowed me to continue playing a sport that I love while earning my degree.
What are your post-graduation plans or goals?
My post-graduation plans are to start a career in the field of accounting and finance. I would like to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) shortly after graduating. I would also like to obtain my masters in accounting as I become more specific within my field.
What's your favorite class? And who is your favorite professor?
My favorite classes so far have been Financial Markets and Financial Institutions, Intermediate Accounting, and Advanced Financial Management. These classes were all taught by different professors who each make their classes interesting in their own unique ways.
Special projects/trips you participated in?
This past year I was involved in a project in one of my classes which required us to determine the costs and benefits of eliminating trays from our cafeteria. We collected data and concluded that the school could save thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food waste each year by discontinuing the use of trays. As a result of this project, St. Scholastica has now implemented "Trayless Tuesdays".
Advice for prospective students?
Don't worry if you are unsure what path you want to take when starting at St. Scholastica. With help from your advisor and professors you will get the information you need to figure out what interests you and what major would be the best fit for you. As a new student, try to participate in as many campus events as possible. These events will help you meet new people and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your college career, and life.