SAF Study Abroad Opportunity

Hey SAF, are you interested in exploring the UK?Well look no further because on Aug19-27 2017 you could be eligible to attend the SAF international study trip.

For two weeks, you will be able to meet with major Finance and accounting top executives in London UK. It will be a collaborative trip filled with meetings, discussion and networking opportunities.

Be sure to attend our Information session on Monday Nov 7th at HH 1108, 5:30PM to learn more about this amazing opportunity!

Application: SAF International Study Trip Application


Is accommodation and food provided (included in cost)? 

We have estimated the total costs (flights, accommodation and food) to be about $5,000. The actual costs will depend on our ability to find low airfares, possible University based accommodation etc. and the selected students will be involved in the choices and therefore the costs. We are also continuing to look for possible funding sources to support the costs but student should anticipate they will have to pay close to the estimated amount.

Where is the study trip to? Which days?  

The first pilot course will go to London, UK and the planned dates are Aug 19 to 27, 2017

How many students are selected? 

The plan is to restrict the pilot course to 12 students. The number is restricted by the ability of firms to have on-site facilities for meetings with larger numbers of students

What is the application process? 

An application form will be made available through LEARN. The applications will be evaluated by SAF staff, Steve Balaban and D’Arcy Delamere

Do we get a credit for the study trip?

This is a for-credit pilot course under the code AFM415 (i.e. equivalent to any one term course)

Additional information: Preliminary Plans for Initial SAF International Study Trip – AFM 415

SAF eMentorship

Excited to start your first year of university? Would you like some advice on academics and extracurriculars from upper year students of the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) who have once been in your shoes? 

AFSA Internal Services and the eMentorship team are proud to present to you eMentorship, a program that connects first year students like yourself with upper year mentors within SAF. eMentorship is a highly valued part of SAF, with a history of helping over 250 first-year students during the past two years. With the help of an eMentor, we hope that you will be able to smoothly transition from high school to university and adapt to the SAF culture. The eMentorship program will be available based on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up, please fill the form below by August 23, 2015:

If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to email In addition, if you’re interested more about our program, our events, and more, please visit

Finance Workshop with Steve Balaban

Are you interested in a career in finance? Not sure what area of finance you want to pursue?

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Come out and hear from Steve Balaban, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Mink Capital, who will share his insight on pursuing a career in private equity. Joining Steve will be two current SAF students that have had co-op experiences in private equity. Mink Capital is a private equity group focused on acquiring small-to-medium sized companies with strong cash flows. He is an inspiring speaker on the subjects of private equity and entrepreneurship, and serves as a member of the CFA Private Client Committee and the CFA Mentorship Committee.

For a full bio of Mr. Balaban and to register for this event, please sign up here:

Date: Tuesday, July 14th Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm Location: HH1102 Dress Code: Casual *This workshop is open to all SAF students.

SAF Business Review - We need your input!

AFSA is currently exploring the possibility of a student-run business publication and would like your input. The University of Waterloo currently lacks an editorialized long-form business publication. We would like to assess the number of students who would see value in such a publication, either as a platform to express their business views or to gain insight in the dynamic world of business through their fellow peers.

To evaluate interest in this venture, please take some time to complete the following survey. It should only take a minute to complete.

Thank you for your time and if you have any questions feel free to contact the VP of Education, Ben Ma, at

AFSA's Professional Development Bank


Calling all SAF students! SAF needs heroes like YOU to help launch AFSA's Professional Development Bank for the next fall term by donating your resume and cover letter! We plan on hosting them all on the AFSA website for students like you to learn about how professional applications are made for different jobs and industries (Big 4, consulting etc.) And don't worry! We'll black out all your personal information including your name, contact information, organizations you've worked with and any other information that can be traced back to you. And if you want more changes, we'll make them for you! As this is a learning experience for the students who view your resume, we would like for you to donate the resume and cover letter that received an interview for the job specified. Have questions or want to donate? Send your resume and cover letter to with your name, year, and the title of the job you applied for!

------------- A project by AFSA's Education committee

Announcement of the Chartered for Leadership in Industry Conference

Accounting and Finance students, please join us in welcoming the Chartered for Leadership in Industry Conference!

Coming September 2014, CLIC will be the first-ever UW conference that celebrates both accounting and finance in industry. The Chartered for Leadership in Industry Conference will allow students to CLIC into Industry with industry training office workshops and showcase a path towards the CFO position with a full day dedicated for CFO workshops and an integrative case competition. Please visit our website to see what else we have in store for our inaugural conference:

Interested in being a part of the management team for the inaugural Chartered for Leadership in Industry Conference? Junior Coordinator applications are available via the CLIC website and close FRIDAY MARCH 21st at 11:59PM.
CLIC into Industry via Fb: CLIC into Industry via Twitter:

AFSA Winter Committee Application


Welcome back from the break SAF! The AFSA Committee Applications for the Winter term are finally out! The following are links to the application document for each committee. You may apply to a MAXIMUM of 2 committees of your choice. Fill out the respective forms for the committee(s) that you are applying to. Please include all attachments that are required as well.




Required: Resume emailed to



Feel free to include previous work (Ex. Posters, Videos) in the email

AFSA Marketing Winter 2013 - 2014 Application

All Applications will be due on Wednesday Jan 15th at 11:59 PM!

Good luck to everyone applying!