Zara Ahmad, Class of 2023
Zara's leadership at Ontario Tech University!
I was the VP of Operations at the Ontario Tech Finance Association (OTFA) and am currently the Marketing Executive at ACE (Formerly known as DECA). I attended the DECA case competition back in first year with my friends and had a great time there so I became a delegate and attended provincials in 2020. This led me to now being an executive on the team. I have also been a two time Teaching Assistant.
My advice, as simple as it sounds, is work hard. That's honestly the key to every success you wish to attain, whether it be grades/gpa, getting that internship or really anything in life. Possessing the ability to remain consistent in hard work is key. I would also say to network with people, not only for professional reasons, but to just get out there meet people and make friends. I started University alone knowing nobody and now have my best friends of 3 years which I met through Deca.