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About Me: Tina, MFRM 2023

Quick info:

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Class of 2023
  • Previous education: 
    • Bachelor of Mathematics in Actuarial Science and Statistics, University of Waterloo  

Why did you decide to join the Master of Financial Risk Management program?

I decided to join the MFRM program to pivot from actuarial science to finance and risk. Not only has finance been an area that I want to delve deeper into during undergrad, but also some of my previous co-ops in risk management were quite interesting. Thus, the combination made choosing the MFRM program a natural next step for me. 

Top Reason(s) for choosing Rotman:

Rotman being a step away from Bay Street, having a vast alumni network, and providing students with ample resource for academic and professional development are the key reasons why I chose it. 

What are you looking forward to the most in the program?

I look forward to the industry project the most. Having completed 6 co-ops in undergrad, hands-on projects in the workplace are the best way to learn. This opportunity is invaluable for applying class-taught knowledge to tackle real-life business problems, expanding our professional network in the Toronto financial hub, and securing full-time placements in the future.

What do you expect to gain in your next 10 months at Rotman?

Given the accelerated nature of the MFRM program, the following are just a few to mention. First of all, I wish to improve on my Python skills through the FinTech and Advanced Investment courses as it is a very powerful and commonly used language in the industry. Secondly, I look forward to broaden my horizon in finance and risk during the industry project as I will be working closely with professionals in the area. Last but not least, aside from academic and professional development, I cannot wait to make some great memories with the amazing class of MFRM 2023! 


The Master of Financial Risk Management is a full-time program designed to prepare ambitious young professionals for careers in risk management and finance.

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