Student Successes

AFEF Information Session

Attention School of Accounting and Finance members: students, faculty, alumni and staff. Do you have a great idea that you want to make happen but need financial sponsorship? Are you part of a club or organization that has a need for financial sponsorship to support your initiatives? The Accounting and Finance Endowment Fund would like to invite all those interested for an overview of the AFEF Funding Disbursement process for the 2015/2016 Academic Year.

The Information Session will happen this Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:30 in Hagey Hall 2104. Come out to the session for a walkthrough of how to submit a funding proposal and to have any questions or comments addressed.

Code in Fnance Program

Two SigmaMorgan Stanley, and Galatea Associates are running the Code in Finance Program to help students with quantitative backgrounds make sense of the wide variety of different opportunities to apply their skills in finance.

Our sponsors have each prepared a short assignment reflective of the kinds of work done by analysts in the following verticals:

  • Data science
  • Quantitative strategy
  • Software engineering

We will also be providing insight into:

  • Algorithmic trading
  • Financial engineering
  • Risk management

To gain access to all relevant materials, please register here.

Open for Nominations - AFSA Community Leadership Award

AFSA is currently taking nominations for its fourth rendition of the AFSA Annual Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at midnight. Students can win in the Overall, SAF Community Contributions, or  Contributions to a Worthwhile Endeavour Outside the University categories.

Selected by random draw, two students will be sitting on the Selection Committee along with AFSA President, Lynn Wu, and AFSA Chairman, Anna Liang. Two professors, to be named later, will also be sitting on the Selection Committee.

Please make your nominations through the following Google Form:

Along with the prize to be named later, students will be honoured with their award at the Fall SAF Awards Night, and will have their name engraved on the award that sits in the SAF/CMA Lounge.

More information on the award can be found on the Nomination Form.

Winners are expected to be announced in late October.

-The Award was created in Spring of 2012 by former President Nitish Sharma. Nitish oversaw the AFSA daily operations during the 2011-2012 academic year and noticed the need to better reward and recognize those making positive contributions to his/her academic community. The AFSA Community Leadership Award was thus founded that year and first awarded during the Spring 2012 term and handed out at the Fall 2012 SAF Awards Night.-

Success Beyond the Classroom

Success Beyond the Classroom Alumni Seminar Series–hosted by School of Accounting & Finance Alumnus, Upkar Arora and Friends:

Be sure to register by September 29th:

Check out their Facebook page at:

ELCD Workshops Fall 2015

AFSA Community Leadership Award Selection Committee

Hello upper years! AFSA is awarding its yearly Community Leadership awards for 2014-15. Regularly, 2 non-AFSA students are a part of the selection committee, along with 2 SAF faculty and 2 AFSA Exec/Board members. If you are interested in partaking in this annual tradition as one of the two "at large" (non-AFSA) students on the selection committee, please complete the form below.
Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept 25 and the students will be chosen by random draw.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Adopt a Co-op!

adopt a coop For all SAF people going on co-op in the winter, and for those who would like to share their previous work term experiences, this one’s for you!

Adopt-a-coop is a mentorship program where people will be paired with mentors in their desired areas of practice (eg. audit, tax, finance). These mentors will be able to give you advice in order to help you during the coop process, and prepare you for the workplace.

Register to be a mentor or mentee in the links below! (Note: you must have completed a coop placement in order to be a mentor)

The matches will be revealed at a launch event at 5-7 PM on September 24th in SAF lounge. There will also be a ton of food!

Mentor link:

Mentee link:

Summer Directions

YOUR LAST SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY! Not sure what you want to do for the summer yet? Do you wanna learn about the different summer opportunities available for you? Well, look no further, AFSA's here to help!

There are so many summer opportunities available! Come to Summer Directions on Tuesday, February 3rd to learn about the different organizations, such as AIESEC and S.O.S, and also the upper years' own experiences from the break. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to ask your questions to the panel! Afterwards, join our mix and mingle session where you will be able to meet and talk to more upper years and representatives from the organizations!

So make sure to save the date and register here!

Break into Investment Banking Workshop

Interested in Investment Banking? Don’t know how to do a cover letter, resume, or prepare for an interview? Garvin Blair, former Managing Director of M&A at National Bank Financial and current Professor at the School of Accounting and Finance, will be presenting about his experiences within investment banking and how students can break into the industry. During this presentation, Garvin will be giving an overview of investment banking, telling his career story, and sharing specific tips for students to break into investment banking. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Please sign up here:

Wednesday, February 4th 



*This workshop is targeted to upper year students in SAF. However, all SAF students are welcome!