Category Archives: Alumni Feature

Serena Ly

Q: What is one thing you miss about university?
A: This is difficult because there are quite a few things I miss about University.

Let’s start with the people. I think it just hit me that I won’t really be connected with so many individuals my age again to socialize with on a day-to-day basis whether it be my friends, classmates or even club-mates like UW EconSoc ;).

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Samantha St. Amand

Q: What is your current role and what does a typical day look like at your job?
A: I am a Research Associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In one sentence, my job is to conduct research on a wide range of topics concerning the global economy. Day-to-day activities can vary extensively. I can be writing an op-ed one day, attending a conference the following day, and performing statistical modeling the rest of the week.

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Samra Khan

Q: What is one thing you miss about university?
A: There are many things I miss about university; the wealth of knowledge, being young and full of ideas, the all-nighters in the library, and the list goes on. But if I had to pick one, it would definitely be meeting  peers from all around the world.

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Jay Crone

I had the opportunity to chat on the phone with one of the most interesting economics graduates in Canada.  His name is Jay Crone, he’s the founder of BreakingBayStreet (BBS), which is a hub for aspiring young finance professionals in Canada.  Along with his personal friend, Josh Emberson, the duo runs Canada’s only website that teaches young aspiring finance professionals how to break into the industry.

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