“I am focused on continuous learning and improvement.”
– Linda Han, Co-op Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Candidate 2022, University of Toronto Scarborough
Congratulations to Linda, our Management and Economics Student of the Year 2021!
How would you describe the learning community at U of T Scarborough?
We UTSC students are incredibly dedicated to our goals and aspirations. As president of the Student Managed Fund (SMF), I have seen tremendous growth from my team throughout the year. They are always going above and beyond to learn more about financial modelling, economics, and market strategies across industries. We recently took second prize in the Battle on Bay, and I couldn’t be prouder! This is an incredibly collaborative community—one where everyone is willing to work together inside and outside of the classroom to support each other and reach our goals.
What are your career aspirations and how will you leverage your BBA to achieve them?
I am focused on continuous learning and improvement. The Management Co-op program has given me a rigorous, analytical foundation that enables me to solve problems and form my own opinions by thinking critically and creatively. This will propel me to a rewarding future in global finance.
Favourite Management course and why?
MGMB01H3: Marketing Management, which is an interdisciplinary course that empowers students to develop innovative solutions to real-world industry challenges. Through Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), the skills I developed led me to succeed in my corporate and investment banking co-ops at Wells Fargo and National Bank Financial.
What are you most proud of when you reflect upon your experience at U of T?
The number of students I have impacted through direct mentorship and by working in The BRIDGE. As president of the Student Managed Fund (SMF), I also helped make the finance community a more inclusive space through public workshops, targeted promotion, and by being open about my experience as a female pursuing a career in finance. I am especially grateful for the amount of support the SMF has received from The BRIDGE team in particular.
Words to live by?
Know your worth!