I'm Sarika

Professional Financial Services

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What brought you to Fanshawe?

I am from Mumbai, India. When I started looking for post graduation in finance abroad, I went through a lot of finance programs in various colleges. When I came across Fanshawe's Professional Financial Services program, I saw how comprehensive the structure of the program is, the program not only prepares us in gaining the academic knowledge about the financial industry and personal financial planning but also prepares us for client facing finance jobs by including people skills courses. It paves way for students to gain CFP and other licenses required to work in the finance industry.

Tell us about your favourite Fanshawe experience.

My favorite Fanshawe experience has to be when I was offered a job through our PD day. The time spent with professors in learning more about the industry and using what they taught to secure a job with Scotiabank will always be one of the best moments of my life!! Forever grateful to Fanshawe for the exposure offered.

What impact has Fanshawe had on your life?

Fanshawe has been a life changing experience for me. From the date of securing the admission for the Graduate Program to the date I landed a job due to Fanshawe, there has not been a single moment that I have not cherished. The quality of education, the helpful professors and the international student center have all been a contributor to my success in a new country. I couldn't be more thankful :)

What are you up to now?

I worked with Scotiabank as a Financial Advisor for 1.5 years. My work permit had expired and I had to resign due to that. I am currently stuck in India due to Covid but I intend to come back as soon as I get my Permanent Residency card which should be by the end of this year (December 2020)

Edit: I am a permanent resident of Canada since November 2021(took longer than I expected) and yes I am back to working for Scotiabank as a Financial Advisor and I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity for the second time. Fanshawe and Scotiabank both have played an extremely important role in my personal and professional development.

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