Faghya Shafiq, MAcc
Staff Accountant, EY
Based in: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Graduation Year: 2017
“The Schulich Master of Accounting helped me develop the skillset and connections necessary to pursue the CPA designation and advance my career.”
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The MAcc allowed me to: hone in on my accounting knowledge, set myself apart with a post-graduate degree, and most importantly, build lasting relationships!
How the MAcc helped me with the CFE: The MAcc helped me sharpen my case-writing skillset, allowing me to establish a comfort level with tackling a variety of cases and issues. Moreover, through the MAcc, I was able to build a strong study group that genuinely cared about my success and pushed me forward – something that was invaluable to the CFE process!
One suggestion for someone interested in taking the MAcc: Think about what type of environment makes you excel, and the type of people you want to surround yourself with! The MAcc is filled with brilliant individuals who are each on a different path, and being in that environment only motivates you further. Additionally, during your MAcc, make sure to expand beyond the classroom, get involved, and get to know your amazing peers!
During my MAcc I…
- scheduled sushi lunches with my friends
- remained involved with recruiting events
- attended on-site summer Schulich BBQ’s on BBQ Thursdays!
“The academic rigour and industry connections of the Schulich Master of Accounting enabled me to advance towards my CPA designation and launch my career.”