WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
“To shine means to be different, to be authentic and to be determined to accomplish what you’ve dreamed of.”
An exchange student from Vietnam, Vicky Nguyen chose the University of Lethbridge Calgary Campus based on the recommendation of a friend, who also attended uLethbridge.
“The Calgary Campus has the perfect structure for my weekly schedule,” she says. “The evening and Saturday classes are very flexible and allow me to balance my school work and my daily life. I have time to participate in school activities, such as being a tutor, as well as time for my study.”
At the Calgary campus, Vicky says many of her classmates are working professionals. “I’ve met a lot of students who have real-life experiences. We are able to social-network and learn from each other.”
Vicky recently completed a co-op work experience in Calgary with PwC as a tax associate.
“I was able to work at one of the Big Four in accounting during tax season,” she says. “This experience provided me with a picture of the real work in public accounting. I expanded my knowledge and my network. It as a great experience.”
Vicky’s long-term career goals are to earn the CPA designation and go on to a PhD program in accounting. She credits her excitement for the field to a particular Calgary campus instructor.
“My auditing instructor inspired me,” she says. “I admire her because she's a devoted instructor and she shared her passion for accounting with me. She not only gave me knowledge, she believed in me.”