What is one of your mottos in life?
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee
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?
I think I’m most similar to Arthur the aardvark. We both have similar lifestyles. Firstly, we both have to deal with annoying siblings. Arthur has to deal with his little sister, Dora Winifred Read (DW), and I have to deal with my annoying little brother who shares many traits with DW. Arthur is an average kid, does adequately well in school, average in sports, and he likes to go to the Sugar Bowl with his friends. Similarly, I like to think that I do adequately well in school, and that I can compete with others in sports (except basketball where I am vertically challenged and have no skill), and I like to eat ice cream and desserts with my friends. Arthur and I have very similar lifestyles, and I hope his character continues on the right path like me, and works his way to becoming an accountant one day.
In your opinion, what is the scariest interview question you have been asked or can be asked?
“Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?”. The world is constantly changing at a rapid pace, especially with technology in the business world. We can always say where we want to be, but as the world adapts to a technology-driven environment, so will our goals in 5-10 years.
If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do?
I would like to purchase season tickets to all Blue Jays, Raptors and Leaf tickets, and give them away to fans whom never had the opportunity to attend and support their teams in person. I’d also like to pay off all my debts, as well as my parents debts. They are the one set of people who I admire most, and always motivated me towards whatever career path I chose. Lastly, being a car enthusiast, I would definitely purchase my dream car, a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 V-spec II.
Why did you become a part of AOA?
I joined AOA because I wanted to work with the best mentors and students on campus. Being a part of AOA gives me a hands-on experience in order for me to better understand the core business functions. The opportunity for me to organize and spearhead events at UTSC gives me great pride and satisfaction and I look forward to seeing you all at our future events.