Student Spotlight 2018

Kanak Nagee, BCom'18
profile from 2018

Kanak Nagee

Hometown: Woodbridge, Ont.

Why I went to business school: In high school, I loved working with other people and I had a strong interest in global markets and economic policy. Business school became the obvious choice for me after I attended Shad Valley, a summer entrepreneurship program.

One thing I learned at Smith I’ll never forget is the importance of friendships. The people I met in this program propelled me forward and encouraged me to be my best self every day. I'm excited to keep in touch with all my peers after graduation and to keep track of all the amazing things they accomplish. A highlight of my time at Smith: Exchange! Fifteen Smith students in Singapore — what could be more fun?

A professor who inspired me: Professor Blair Robertson. He went above and beyond to teach me about the finance industry and has been a phenomenal mentor.

One thing that really challenged me at Smith: Leading QFAC and Limestone Capital. I learned a lot about managing people and problem solving.

My motto: In omnia paratus. “Ready for all things.”

Best advice to future students: Keep an open mind and leverage everything Smith has to offer. Don't forget to have some fun along the way.

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