What is one of your mottos in life?
“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”
If you could compare yourself to a character in a TV show, movie, etc., what character do you think is most similar to you and why?
This is a really difficult question as I don’t watch a lot of TV shows or movies. But, if I were to compare myself to a character it would be Pooh Bear from Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh’s naïve and friendly personality is something that I reflect. His ability to lift up people’s moods, engage in conversations, have an upbeat and cheerful charm, and willingness to help friends when they are in need are reflective of several of my personal traits. I am totally a people’s person and love getting to know more about them in a conversation, either through mutual connections or networking events. Although I might not express it as much, but I do value my friends a lot. This is why whether it be they are experiencing personal, professional or school related issues I would never think twice before offering help and will make sure they pull through their rough times completely before we continue with our lives.
In your opinion, what is the scariest interview question you have been asked or can be asked?
The scariest interview questions I have been asked are those mind-boggling questions that judge how you process questions and answers. For example, one of them was “If you were a pencil stuck in a blender, how would you get out?”.
If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do?
If I was lucky enough to win the lottery, depending on the lottery amount, I would divide it into 4 parts. The first being enough to travel to Disney world with my family as my little sister has always wanted to go. The second being enough to support my brother’s, my sister’s and my own education. The third enough to buy my dream house! And lastly the fourth part is however much is left is put towards savings for the entire family and paying off that loan for tuition. :(
Why did you become a part of AOA?
As I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in accounting, there isn’t a better club to be involved in than AOA especially being in this club from the moment I stepped into UTSC. Being involved in such a tight knit community is going to help me build a greater professional and personal network. Having the opportunity to grow from a marketing associate to one of AOA’s senior executives this year, my experience with AOA was astounding. Not only have I found a club I can be involved in on campus and grow personally and professionally, but I also found a small family within it. Asides from that, it was honestly all the genuine and approachable executives and seniors from prior years that helped me in knowing that AOA would be perfect for me as I climb the ladder to obtaining my CPA designation!