4th year Bachelor of Business Administration, Co-op Option
Hello everyone! My name is Anjola Tunde-Ojo from Lagos, Nigeria. I am very excited to be leading the International Student Ambassador Team this year as a Lead Ambassador! If you have Laurier in mind as one of the universities you want to attend, then you have chosen well. As an international student, I was probably as clueless as you are when it came to picking the right school, but as soon as I stepped onto the Laurier campus, I had unconsciously made my decision to come here. I started at Laurier in September 2010 having graduated from Columbia International College and I was very honoured to be one of the recipients of the Presidentís Centennial Awards. This scholarship is worth $5,000 and is renewable every year as long as your GPA is maintained. So far, I have been able to maintain my grades and I have received this scholarship annually!
Upon arrival, I was exposed to countless opportunities for educational activities and contests, volunteering, scholarships, paid work, and lots more! I joined many of the clubs offered by Laurier including the business mentorship program, where I was a mentor to incoming students, Laurier Friendship Extension Program (LIFE) which helps incoming exchange students and I even started my own club, Laurier African Studentís Association (LASA). I have also had the opportunity to be involved in my residenceís leadership programs which includes the House council and Upgrade, a club integrating both social and academic activities.
As mentioned, I am in the Honors Bachelor of Business Administration Program and I am specializing in Accounting this year, which Laurier has an excellent reputation for. One of the unique characteristics of the Business Program is that you experience all the different streams of business in your first and second year. In your third year, you have the opportunity to choose an area you would like to specialize in. I am also in the co-op program, and I have worked at KPMG, one of the leading accounting firms in the world. I really enjoyed my terms there! This year, I also have the opportunity to be a don in residence. This basically means that I will be living with first year students and ensuring they adjust well to university and enjoy their life in residence!
My years at Laurier have been both a fun and a learning experience as I have gotten to learn about the great Canadian culture and I have adjusted nicely to the welcoming environment that Laurier provides. I look forward to my last year at Laurier! My advice to prospective students is to choose a school that you can visualize yourself living in for the next 4 years and hopefully, I will be able to add you as one of the familiar faces I say hi to on campus!
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!