Name: Sara Da
Year: 3rd Year
Specialization: Finance & Accounting
Why did you join CMP?
As the VP Events of CMP last year, I had an amazing time on the team. Helping people and giving back to the community brings a special type of joy. Going forwards, my vision for CMP is to reach even more people and bring greater value to everyone at Sauder with our services. I hope to make CMP not only the go-to Academic Consulting program for Commerce students, but also incorporate mentorship to foster growth academically, personally, and professionally. Together, with our amazing team and community supporters, we will turn these visions into reality.
Which course have you enjoyed the most at UBC?
COMM 286V: Introduction to Capital Markets. That is the course that really sparked my interest in Finance and helped me determine which direction I would like to go in the future. I have gained a lot of industry insights from professionals as well as learn concepts that are not covered in any other class. The unique way class is conducted through guest speakers and discussions allowed me to take away knowledge about capital markets that I couldn’t otherwise have acquired. It was a tough class, but it was also one of the classes that I learned the most.
What is your favorite food?
Food is about who you share it with rather than the food itself. I enjoy all food when I can share it with important and meaningful people in my life such as my amazing CMP Exec Team. <3
What do you do outside of class?
CMP 🙂 From extended meetings to late night online conversations, from extensive planning to meticulous execution of events, everything seems to be related to CMP one way or another. CMP has become part of my life, and is one of the best, most awesome part of my life. Come join and be part of us if you want your life to be awesome as well. 🙂
What do you want to be in 20years?
In 20 years, I would have gotten my graduate degree, acquired my CFA, and is working at an investment bank or private equity firm. It has always been my dream to work in large financial centers like New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London. As someone once told me, a minute spent in bed is an extra minute dreaming about your dreams; a minute up and awake is an extra minute making your dreams into reality. Now is the time to start working towards those dreams that will become reality in 20 years.
What advice would you give to first year students?
Come to CMP’s review sessions & conferences. We are here to help you succeed and get the most out of your university career!