Huzaifa Syed Mohammad
Business Technology Management
“2020 was a difficult year for students. Our last day of school was on a random Friday in March, where we were planning for the graduation and prom that we never had. This was truly disappointing, and took a heavy toll on a lot of us. And as the pandemic continued, our first-year experience slowly slipped away. It took a while for me to understand that me and my peers are the leaders of tomorrow and I truly believe that a great leader shines when faced with adversity. Which is why, from day one, I was determined to capitalize on every opportunity presented to me.
I took part in several Bootcamps which taught me an immense amount of skills and information that I can use in my future workplace. I got involved in the TRSM ecosystem by becoming an Ambassador in the Ted Rogers Outreach Program and the TRSS Ambassador Program. Both of these initiatives allowed me to promote events and opportunities to the student body, while networking with like-minded individuals. Their main goals were to help bridge the gap between high school and university, and create a sense of belonging for students. I also chose to become a TedPack Leader, guiding a group of 45 students through socials and study sessions, and providing them with a safe place to talk, seek advice and create connections. While doing all of this, I was able to maintain an incredible GPA.
My first-year experience was very empowering, and I hope that I left a positive impact everywhere I went. Although this wasn't the introduction to university we all hoped for, I am grateful for the opportunities that were given to me, and I hope to accomplish more in the coming years!”