Spotlight on Education
2012 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – TESS COLLINS
I had initially learned of the scholarship through my father’s involvement in the TTC and had applied to help assist with the cost of my post-secondary education. I was incredibly grateful to be selected as the scholarship recipient in 2012; it was a tremendous recognition of my high school achievements and validated my commitment to my academics and extracurricular involvement.
Looking back, I am proud that I was able to accomplish the goals and intentions I had set back in 2012. Throughout university I continued to take French language courses and graduated from the Ivey Business School in 2016 with an Honours Business Administration degree as well as a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Following graduation I began at Deloitte Toronto in the Audit and Assurance practice where I have spent the last four years working towards my designation and have been recently promoted to Assistant Manager. At Deloitte, I have had the opportunity to work with a large variety of financial services companies that have taken me from Delhi to London. As I had in university, I have continued to be involved in a variety of non-client related activities, helping with the Western University recruiting efforts on behalf of Deloitte and as Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner of the Ontario Audit and Assurance practice.
I am incredibly impressed by how much the scholarship program has grown over the past four years, the support the TTC is providing to students is incredible. I would again like to thank the TTC for the scholarship and the help the membership provided to me achieving my goals.